Friday
12/07/18

UB Grading: Letter Grades and their Grade Point Values

Posted December 7, 2018 in Grading

UB Grading diagram: Letter Grades and their Grade Point Value

Explanation of UB Letter Grades and Grade Point Values

For grading purposes each letter grade has a specific grade point value:

A = 4.00  (High Distinction)

A- = 3.67 (High Distinction)

B+  = 3.3 (Superior)

B = 3.00 (Superior)

B- = 2.67 (Superior)

C+ = 2.33 (Average)

C = 2.00 (Average)

C- = 1.67 (Average)

D+ = 1.33 (Minimum Passing Grade)

D = 1.00 (Minimum Passing Grade)

F = 0.00 (Failure)

To review UB’s Grading policies refer to the Undergraduate Catalog: Grading Section – Explanation of Grades.

Computing a Grade Point Average (gpa)

To compute a grade point average, determine the total number of “Letter Graded credit hours”.  Then determine the Grade Points earned for each course (number of credit hours multiplied by the Grade Point value for that Letter grade).  Next, add up the grade points earned for each course.  Finally, divide the total number of grade points earned by the total number of “letter grade credit hours”.

Fall Semester Grades Posted to HUB

Final Grades for Fall Semester 2018 courses should be posted to student’s HUB Student Center during the first week of January 2019.

 

 

 

Monday
12/03/18

Finding your Final Grades and Grade Point Averages

Posted December 3, 2018 in Grading, New Students

Picuture of where to find final grades and grade point averages in HUB

Final Grades

All final grades for Fall Semester 2018 should be posted to HUB during the first week of January 2019. Source:  Registrar – Grading

Where to find your Grades in HUB

You will find your grades by term/semester via the HUB My Grades link.  When reviewing your grades you may also want to view the Undergraduate Catalog  – Explanation of Grades section.

 

Computing a Grade Point Average

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  1. Determine the number of Grade Points Earned for each course. Formula:  (number of credit hours for the course) x (Grade Point Value for the Letter Grade)
  2. Find the total number of Letter Graded Credit Hours
  3. Divide the Total Grade Points Earned by the Total Number of Credit hours.  Ex: 56.35 / 26.0 = 2.17gpa

 

Thursday
11/29/18

Have you selected your GLOBAL and THEMATIC Pathway courses?

Posted November 29, 2018 in Did You Know?, HUB Tips, Uncategorized

Graphic asking if students have selected their UBC Global and Thematic courses

Have you selected your UB Curriculum (UBC) Global and Thematic Pathway courses?

UB students should select their UB Pathway courses by the end of their first semester at UB.  If you do not know how to choose your pathway courses, you can view a tutorial on the Pathfinder Tool.  Many students also find it helpful to schedule a meeting with an academic advisor to discuss the process of selecting pathway courses.

Once a student has selected their pathway courses, they will send them to HUB.

In HUB, students are able to the Plan tool to assign pathway courses to future semesters.

Another HUB tool that students use to track their progress in completing all of the UBC areas is the Academic Requirements report.

The HUB Milestones box also provides a quick view with regard to your progress on the UB Curriculum areas.

HUB Locations for tools that relate to the UB Curiculum Areas

 

Friday
11/16/18

Have you begun studying for Final Exams?

Posted November 16, 2018 in Did You Know?, Important Dates

List of End of Semester Dates

Have you started studying for your Final Exams?

Fall Semester 2018

Last day of Classes: Friday, December, 2019

Final Exam Period: Monday, December 10 – Monday, December 17, 2018

Final Grades for Fall Semester 2018 posted to HUB: First week in January 2018

Source: Registrar – Grading

Wednesday
11/07/18

Do you know which tools and resources you will use to build your Spring 2019 Class Schedule?

Posted November 7, 2018 in Did You Know?, Grading, HUB Tips, Important Dates

Graphic listing the tools in HUB that are used to build a class schedule

Tools and Resources used to Build a Class Schedule

Academic Advisor

An academic advisor can show you how to use various tools and also help you create a plan to complete prerequisites for a given major, and complete UB Curriculum requirements.

Undergraduate Catalog and HUB Academic Requirements report

You will use both of these resources to select courses to satisfy Acceptance Criteria and Major Requirements along with courses to satisfy the UB Curriculum areas.  Generally speaking you find the HUB Academic Requirements report much easier to understand if you first start with corresponding information as listed in the Undergraduate Catalog.

HUB Tools

  • Use the Academic Requirements report to find which courses need to be taken for Acceptance Criteria for specified major.
  • What-if report.  If you are listed as an undecided student, or you are considering a different major you can run a What-if Report for that major. The What-If Report can depict an Acceptance Criteria section in which Prerequisite Course information can be found, and specific information regarding Acceptance Criteria grade point averages for Acceptance Criteria courses, and overall courses.
  • Use the Schedule Builder to create a list of courses for the upcoming semester and then Generate Schedule scenarios.  As you go through the schedule scenarios you will, hopefully, find one that you will choose to send to your HUB Enrollment Shopping Cart.
  • You should choose your UB Curriculum Pathway courses by the end of your first semester at UB.  Once selected you then send your choices to HUB, and in HUB you can go to the Plan tool to assign your courses to specific semesters.
  • The timeframe in which you are planning for next semester also corresponds to the Mid-Semester Grading Period. You can checking your Mid-term grades via the Grades section.  If you have any mid-semester grades of MU (mid-semester unsatisfactory) or letter grades lower than a “C”, you should speak with your instructor.
  • Based upon Mid-semester grades and or test scores received to date,  student in some instances the student may decide to resign from the class.  However before actually resigning from a class, a student will want to determine ramifications for such action in terms of financial aid, scholarships, or for international students their visa requirements.  The last day to resign from a Fall 2018 class is Friday, November 9, 2018.
  • Students should on a weekly look at the HUB Holds box. A Hold until resolved may prevent you from adding, dropping/resigning classes.
  • The day before your scheduled Enrollment Date, students should review their Enrollment Shopping Cart specifically looking at the Status column to ensure that the courses are still open. If closed the student will need to either select a new section of the course, or a course to satisfy a different area altogether.
  • Registration for all Enrollment Dates currently start at 7:00 a.m.  At this time a student would go to their Shopping Cart, and select depending on display either Enroll or Proceed to Step 2 of 3. The next page will give the student a chance to review before clicking the Finish Enrolling button.  On the Shopping Cart Results page students will look at the Status column to determine if the course has been added to schedule, or if they need to continue the registration process by selecting other courses.

 

 

 

Tuesday
10/30/18

Before you Resign from a Class you should understand Implications

Posted October 30, 2018 in Did You Know?, Important Dates, New Students

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The Last Day to Resign a 15-week Standard Session course

The last day to Resign a 15-week Standard Session course will be Friday, November 9, 2018 by 11:59 p.m.

Before you Resign a Course discuss implications with…

Academic Advisor

An Academic Advisor will ask questions to understand your reasons for resigning a course.  In some instances this will lead to a discussion of choosing a different major.

An Academic Advisor can show you the Course Repeat Policy, and see if the course you want to resign is on the Course Enrollment Control Policy.

An Academic Advisor can explain how resigning a course may require that you register for that class in Summer or Winter term, and or how it might add an extra semester to complete your degree.

You can find your assigned Advising Office in the Advisor Box on your HUB Student Center. You can also find contact information on the Undergraduate Advising Directory.

Financial Aid Advisor

If you receive financial aid, hopefully you understand the criteria that you will need to attain in order to maintain your financial aid eligibility. If you do not know this, then you should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor. You can arrange a meeting by calling the Financial Aid Office at 716-645-8232.

Resigning a course may have a negative impact upon you financial aid.(Satisfactory Academic Progress [SAP], TAP Award, Excelsior Scholarship).  To determine impact go to 1Capen and request to speak with a financial aid advisor.

International Student Advisor

If you are an international student, you must be registered for at least 12.0 credit hours. If you are thinking about resigning from a class, and the result is that you are enrolled in less than 12.0 credit hours, you must go to the International Student Services Office at 210 Talbert Hall, 716-645-2258.

Thursday
10/18/18

Do You Know When You Can Begin Registering for Spring 2019 Classes?

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

Refer to the HUB Enrollment Date box to find when you can begin registering for Spring 2019 classesYour HUB Enrollment Dates box

You can find the date upon which you can begin registering for Spring 2019 classes in your HUB Enrollment Date.

While looking at your HUB Student Center page, also check the Holds box to ensure that there are no hold displayed.  A hold may prevent you from adding, Dropping, or resigning from classes.

To create your list of Spring 2019 classes refer to the Program Requirements tab for your major as listed in the Undergraduate Catalog.  You will also want to refer to your HUB My Requirements report.  From both of these sources you can use the HUB Schedule Builder to: Create a List of Courses; Generate multiple schedules for those courses; and once you select a particular schedule, send it to your HUB Enrollment Shopping Cart.

If you have questions about your course selections, Acceptance Requirements for your intended major, and or UB Curriculum and Pathway requirements,  schedule an appointment with an academic advisor. You can find your assigned advising office in the HUB Advisor box.

Monday
10/08/18

Have you looked at the Spring 2019 Class Schedule?

Posted October 8, 2018 in Did You Know?, New Students

Picture announcing that the Spring 2019 Class Schedule is available for viewing

Spring 2019 Class Schedule is available for viewing in your HUB Student Center.

You can also now use HUB Schedule Builder to create a list of courses to take for Spring semester and then generate sample schedules.   Once you identify a specific schedule, you can send it to your HUB Enrollment Shopping Cart.

In the next week or so, you should see the specific date upon which you can begin registering for Spring 2019 classes. This will appear in your HUB Enrollment Dates box.

You should check your Shopping Cart the day before your Enrollment Date, to ensure that all of your courses have the of Status: Open.  If the course status is closed, the you will want to select other courses or times.  Even if the course status is open on the morning of registration, a course could still close before you get into the registration queue.  If this happens, you will also look for alternative courses or times.

To discuss your plans, schedule an appointment with your assigned advising office which you can find in your HUB Advisor box.

Tuesday
09/25/18

Are you checking your UBmail daily?

Posted September 25, 2018 in New Students

Reminder - check your UB mail dailyChecking your UBmail daily should be an ongoing aspect of your time management and study plan.

Monday
09/17/18

STUDY ABROAD FAIR – Wednesday, September 19

Posted September 17, 2018 in Did You Know?

STUDY ABROAD FAIR

Learn more about the hundreds of study abroad programs available to UB students. UB faculty and staff will be representing their faculty-led study abroad programs. Additionally, representatives from other SUNY campuses will be on site to advertise the study abroad programs they sponsor (and which are available to UB students). Come chat with students who have studied abroad and learn how you can fit studying abroad into your degree program at UB!

Wednesday, September 19th

11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Student Union Lobby

UB Study Abroad website