Monday
08/20/18

Finding your HUB Academic Requirement Report (Academic Advisement Report – AAR)

Posted August 20, 2018 in HUB Tips, New Students, Uncategorized

What is an Academic Requirement Report?

A student's  HUB Academic Requirement report in found on the Other Academic drop-down list

The HUB Academic Advisement Report (AAR) is an advising tool that tracks progress toward graduation by showing how courses taken meet graduation requirements for all approved undergraduate programs.  In HUB the AAR is labelled as an Academic Requirements report. In individualized reports, HUB summarizes all UB Curriculum and program requirements, indicating those that have been satisfied; computes the cumulative GPA; totals all credit hours taken; lists repeated courses and those taken S/U; notes incomplete courses; indicates test scores and credits granted for AP and CLEP examinations; and lists all transfer and UB courses taken.

The HUB Academic Advisement Report is useful in the following respects:

  • As an advising tool: to determine progress toward completing all degree requirements;
  • Applying to a department: Reports can be included in the department application process.
  • Analysis of transfer credits: to verify that all transfer credits have been recorded and applied to degree requirements.
  • Evaluation for degree conferral: Reports will be used to determine if students have met the requirements for graduation.

HUB Academic Advisement Reports are available for all matriculated undergraduate students via MyUB and can be generated for the current approved major or any other program when considering alternative majors. Students should examine their reports carefully and speak to an advisor if there are questions or discrepancies in the report.  Read more at Undergraduate Catalog – HUB Academic Advisement Report.

Finding your HUB Academic Requirement Report

Refer to the picture above.

Step 1.  Click the Other Academic Drop-down Arrow

Step 2. From the Drop Down list, select the Academic Requirement link.

Step 3.  Double click the Double Arrow icon.

Step 4.  If you have difficulty opening or understanding your Academic Requirement’s Report, speak with an academic advisor.  Your assigned advising office, location, and phone number are listed in the HUB Advisor box.

Friday
08/17/18

Fall Semester 2018 – Important Dates

Posted August 17, 2018 in Important Dates, New Students

August 2018

Monday, August 27, 2018

  • Classes Begin. First Day of Fall 15 Week (Standard) and 7 Week 1 Classes (first half of semester courses)

September 2018

Monday, September 3, 2018

  • Labor Day Observed

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018

  • Last Day to Resign from 7 Week 1 Classes

October 2018

Monday, October 15, 2018

  • Last Day of Fall 7 Week 1 Classes

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

  • First Day of Fall 7 Week 2 Classes (second half of semester courses)

Friday, October 19, 2018

  • Last Day to Drop/Add Fall 7 Week 2 Classes

Saturday, October 20, 2018

  • Courser Resign Period begins for Fall  7 Week 2 Classes (second half of semester courses)

November 2018

Friday, November 9, 2018

  • Last Day to Resign Fall 15 Week (Standard) Session Classes

Friday, November 16, 2018

  • Last Day to Resign Fall 7 Week 2 Classes

Wednesday, November 21 – Saturday, November 24, 2018

  • Fall Recess

Monday, November 26, 2018

  • Classes Resume

December 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018

  • Last Day of Classes

Saturday, December 8 – Sunday, December 9, 2018

  • Reading Days

Monday, December 10 – Monday, December 17, 2018

  • Semester Final Examinations

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

  • Winter Recess Begins

Sources:  UB Academic Calendar 2018-2019 and UB Registrar Student Calendars

Friday
08/17/18

Goals and your Academic Plan

Posted August 17, 2018 in New Students, Study Tips, Time Management

Goals and your Academic PlanSetting goals will help you build and evolve your academic plan

A great way to meet your goals and stay on track for graduation is to develop an academic plan. An academic plan allows students to map out short, medium and long-term components designed to meet an academic goal.  A plan allows for:

Constant goal setting

Evaluation

Renewal of the plan

Learning to set goals (maybe just for the first term or the first year) and then be able to evaluate your outcomes is a skill you will use again and again. Planning is continuous and life-long:

Did you meet your goal?

  Were you satisfied? Why or why not?

  Do you have to change your plan?

Read more at Undergraduate Academic Advisement – Staying on Track

Thursday
08/16/18

What you will need to get your textbooks

Posted August 16, 2018 in New Students

Getting Your Textbooks

You will need a to print a List View copy of your Class Schedule, which will provide you with the Department, Course Number, Section, and Instructor.

Picture of how to get to your Class Schedule

Step 1.  Log into your HUB Student Center, and click the drop-down arrow next to the Other Academic box.

Step 2.  From the Drop down list, select Class Schedule.

Step 3. Double click the button, to open the Class Schedule page.

Step 4. On the My Class Schedule page, make sure the Display Option is selected for List View.

Step 5. View the listing of your classes.  With respect to getting your text books, you will need to know the Academic Department, Course Number, and the Section.

Step 6. Go to the UB Bookstore Shop by Course page, and select the Books link

 

Tuesday
07/31/18

Preparing for Fall Semester Checklist

Posted July 31, 2018 in Did You Know?, New Students

Fall Semester checklist

1. Did you send your AP (Advanced Placement) results to UB? If so, have you checked your HUB My Requirements report to ensure that they are listed? If not, then contact College Board to have scores sent to UB (UB’s code is 2925)

2. If you have earned credit for college work completed in high school, or courses taken this past spring or summer, have you requested that an Official Transcript sent to UB (Office of Admissions, University at Buffalo, 12 Capen Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260-1660)

Refer to the image of a sample HUB Student Center page to see where you can find your My Requirements report.

Generic HUB Student Center page with Advisor box
(Click on image to view full size)

3. If you have questions about your schedule or plan, contact your Academic Advising Office. You can find your advising office by looking at the Advisor box on your HUB Student Center (see image above). The Area-code for all UB phone numbers is 716.

4. Look at your schedule in HUB. Opening Weekend, do a walk-through of your schedule.

5. You will need your HUB Class Schedule to get your textbooks.

Friday
07/20/18

Fall 2018 Semester Academic and Registration Dates

Posted July 20, 2018 in Important Dates, Study Tips, Time Management

Fall Semester 2018 – Important Dates and Tips

Time Management Tip:  Enter the dates listed below into your planner or e-calendar.

August 2018

Monday, August 27, 2018

  • Classes Begin. First Day of Fall 15 Week (Standard) and 7 Week 1 Classes (first half of semester courses)

August To-do List: 

  • You should receive a Course Syllabus for every course during the first week of the semester. Many instructors will save their course syllabus in UBLearns. Read more at Undergraduate Catalog – Course Syllabi. Create a folder in your UBPortfolio whereby you can save all of your course syllabi.
  • If you have earned prior college credit or alternative credit such as AP, IB, or CLEP and you requested that Official Transcripts were sent to UB, do you see the courses listed in your HUB Academic Requirements report (Courses section)?
  • Time Management Tip: Find the critical dates (dates upon quizzes, tests, papers are due) from each syllabus and enter them into your planner or e-calendar.  For each critical date create a student schedule to a weekly study plan.

September 2018

Monday, September 3, 2018

  • Labor Day Observed

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018

  • Last Day to Resign from 7 Week 1 Classes

September To-do List: 

  • Check you HUB Final Exam Schedule, read more at Registrar – Final Exam Schedule
  • Do you know where to go to speak with your instructor during their Office Hours?  Read more at Undergraduate Catalog – Course Syllabi.
  • Time Management Tip: Using your e-calndar, enter your classes.  Enter them as recurring appointments. In the notes section add instructor contact information.
  • Study Tip: Have you created a weekly study plan to learn and retain material for your fist set of tests, which typically occur toward the end of September.
  • Study Tip: Have you found tutoring or extra help for you subjects? Read more on the Undergraduate Advisement page for Tutoring.

October 2018

Monday, October 15, 2018

  • Last Day of Fall 7 Week 1 Classes

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

  • First Day of Fall 7 Week 2 Classes (second half of semester courses)

Friday, October 19, 2018

  • Last Day to Drop/Add Fall 7 Week 2 Classes

Saturday, October 20, 2018

  • Courser Resign Period begins for Fall  7 Week 2 Classes (second half of semester courses)

October To-do List:

  • Time Management / Study Skill Review:  Based upon the grades you received on your first series of tests, do you adjust
  • Check you HUB to ensure that you do not have any HOLDS read more at Registrar – Holds.
  • Spring 2019 Class Schedule will be available mid-October.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor to discuss plans for Spring 2019.
  • Check your Mid-term Grades using HUB – View My Grades.  Read more at Registrar: Mid-semester Review
  • Mid to late October, check your HUB Enrollment Date and Time.  This will when you can begin registering for Spring classes.
  • Send your UB Curriculum Thematic and Global Pathway selections to HUB.  Once done you can view your selections in your HUB Planner.
  • Study Tip:  Review your returned tests. If you did not understand things, go back and review and or speak with the instructor.  You may need to know the material for the final exam.

November 2018

Friday, November 9, 2018

  • Last Day to Resign Fall 15 Week (Standard) Session Classes

Friday, November 16, 2018

  • Last Day to Resign Fall 7 Week 2 Classes

Wednesday, November 21Saturday, November 24, 2018

  • Fall Recess

Monday, November 26, 2018

  • Classes Resume

November To-do List:

  • Know how to read your HUB Academic Requirements report
  • Know how to use the HUB Schedule Builder
  • Know how to send courses from HUB Schedule Builder to your HUB Enrollment Shopping Cart.
  • Know how to Enroll/Register for classes from your HUB
  • Start preparing/reviewing for your final exams

December 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018

  • Last Day of Classes

Saturday, December 8Sunday, December 9, 2018

  • Reading Days

Monday, December 10Monday, December 17, 2018

  • Semester Final Examinations

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

  • Winter Recess Begins

January 2019

January To-do List:

  • Compare your final grades earned to those required as listed for your intended major using the Undergraduate Catalog.
  • If you have a Grade Point Average below 2.00, you have a Grade Point Deficit.
Wednesday
07/18/18

When You Will Be Billed

Posted July 18, 2018 in Did You Know?, New Students

The Office of Student Accounts provides timely and accurate billing information, ensuring that payments and credits are received and properly applied to students’ accounts in accordance with departmental, university, state and federal policies and procedures.

To see when your bill will be sent, click the Billing Dates link and then select appropriate semester or session.

If the upcoming semester will be your first at the University at Buffalo, you will want to read the page How to Access and Read Your Bill.

Student Accounts – Walk-in Assistance: 1Capen, North Campus, Monday — Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Student Accounts – Business Office:
Phone: 716-645-1800
Monday — Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Email: UBstudentaccounts@buffalo.edu

Monday
07/09/18

Visualizing a Semester’s Critical Events

Posted July 9, 2018 in New Students, Time Management

A picture showing the chronological events of a semester

(To view in full frame, click on image.)

An aspect or attribute of most successful students is the ability to manage time.  This is especially true in a Learner-Center environment such as University at Buffalo.  Here it is your responsibility to  ensure that you do not miss a deadline.  A successful student is prepared, and understands tasks required for each critical event or task.  A successful student also realizes that they may need to seek guidance from instructors, academic advisors, or other professionals in terms of providing feedback and or reviewing, adapting or evolving their plan.

The picture above represents academic and registration events in a somewhat chronological order that occur in a semester.  For the most part the events are drawn from the Academic Calendar and Student Calendars created by the Office of the Registrar.  The one event that is not displayed on either calendar is the Scheduling of an Advisement Appointment.  New students are required to meet with an advisor around the mid-point of their first semester.  However a student can seek guidance and direction at any point in the academic year.

Graphic showing where to find a student's assigned Academic Advisement Office in their HUB Student Center

A student can find their assigned Advising Office by logging into their HUB Student Center’s Advisor Box.  Student’s can also use the Undergrad Advising Directory.

Thursday
06/21/18

Have you Achieved the Grades you Need?

Posted June 21, 2018 in Academic Probation / Dismissal, Exploring Majors & Careers, Grading

Graphic showing final grades on a block graphHave you reviewed your final grades?  Have you also looked at the grades in Acceptance Criteria courses for your major?  Are you at or above baseline threshold?

If no, you should schedule an appointment with an academic advisor as soon as possible.

You can find your assigned Academic Advising Office located in the Advisor Box on your HUB Student Center. You can also look up your advising office by the using the Undergraduate Advising Directory.

 

Tuesday
05/29/18

Understanding your Final Grades

Posted May 29, 2018 in Uncategorized

Picture showing where a student can find their various grade point averages. Refer to the text for full explanation.

 

All of your final grades for Spring Semester 2108 should have been posted to the View My Grades section of a students HUB Student Center.  In this article we will use the abbreviation gpa to represent Grade Point Average.  If you do not know how a Grade Point Average is computed, refer to this article How a Grade Point Average is Computed.

The View My Grades section will show the final grade for each course taken this semester, and also compute your Semester Grade Point Average and also your Cumulative (Overall) UB Grade Point Average.

The Academic Standards Process is run once grades are posted at the conclusion of each semester.

  • A student is in Good Academic Standing, if their Semester and UB Overall Grade Point Averages (GPA) of 2.0 or above.
  • If a student’s semester or overall gpa is less than 2.00 then they are considered to be in Not Good Academic Standing, in which case they may be placed on Academic Warning or Academic Probation.  If both a semester and overall gpa is less than 2.00, a student has a Grade Point Deficit (GPD).  A GPD is the number of Grade Points below a 2.00 Overall GPA.
  • Where to find a Grade Point Deficit.  A student’s GPD is listed in the most recent graded semester on the HUB Unofficial Transcript.
  • If a student has a Grade Point Deficit they should contact the Advising Office that they have been working with as soon as possible.

Acceptance Criteria Grade Point Average

  • Each undergraduate major has established Acceptance Criteria for a Major to gain formal entrance into the program.  The Acceptance Criteria involves completion of specified courses, and earning a specified grade point average in those courses as well as a specified overall grade point average.
  • A Student can find their Acceptance Criteria GPA on their HUB Academic Requirements report, as long as they are coded as intended for that major.
  • If a student is coded as Undecided or a different major but wants to see if they meet the Acceptance Criteria for a specific major, they can run a HUB What-if Report for that major.