STARS 2.0 replaces AdvisingWorks student resource in Academica June 21

The web application that Wayne State University undergraduate students use to access advising resources will change on Monday, June 21, with the launch of Phase 1 of the STARS 2.0 project.  

Students will access these resources the same way as before by navigating to the Academica Student Resources menu, but beginning on this date, you will select Advising Appointments-STARS instead of AdvisingWorks, to direct you to  

STARS—or the Student Tracking Advising Retention System—is a web application that interacts with a collection of Wayne State databases to enable convenient access to university data at both an individual and aggregate level for advising, retention efforts, curriculum tracking, and program evaluation. The tool allows Wayne State to provide student care that is coordinated across university schools, colleges, and departments, (especially academic advising).  

The STARS 2.0 project is a collaboration between the Office of the Provost, Academic Affairs, and Computing and Information Technology. The initiative aims to rebuild and transform the legacy STARs system and integrate it with other student success tools (or create new tools) to accomplish identified business needs learned from stakeholders.    

Learn more about how this change relates to Wayne State staff at

 Questions or concerns about STARS may be sent to

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