Mid-Semester Review Process
At the midpoint of each term, instructors indicate to undergraduate students how they are progressing in their courses. This is commonly referred to as the mid-semester review process. To see these evaluations, students must go to their HUB Student Center, click on “View My Grades,” then click on the light blue “Mid-term Grades” tab located just above the current courses. If no evaluation is listed for a course, the instructor was unable to provide the information, and the student should contact him or her directly for this feedback.
These are not final grades nor do they predict final grades. However, an “MU” (midterm unsatisfactory) or any grade below a “C” means there may be concerns about:
- Inadequate preparation for class
- Study skills
- Adjustment issues
- Poor performance on tests
Actions a Student Should Take
If a student receives an “MU” (midterm unsatisfactory) or any grade below a “C” they should:
- See the instructor during posted office hours or make an appointment to discuss the course, obtain help, and clarify issues of concern.
- Speak with an academic advisor to develop strategies to improve academically. A full list of advisement offices can be viewed at Undergraduate Academic Advisement website.
- Students can also consult the Mid-Semester Review information and success strategies.
Resigning from a Course
If a student plans to resign (R) from a course, they should consult with an advisor to ensure they understand the consequences. For example, they should:
- Verify that they don’t have any holds which can stop them from being able to resign.
- Review the Course Enrollment Control Policy since a later repeat registration in a course, including a resigned course, may be limited.
- Realize that resignations may impact (1) financial aid; (2) medical insurance eligibility; (3) sequence of required courses; and/or (4) time to graduation.
The educational progress relies on good performance in class. The midterm review process encourages an opportunity for students to talk with their instructors, see their advisor, and to use the services UB has to offer. Mid-semester evaluation followed by positive steps can help students achieve academic success.
Source: Office of the Registrar: Mid-Semester Review Process
Posted October 19, 2016 in Uncategorized
The Spring 2017 Class Schedule is now available for viewing in your HUB Student Center.
Do you know which classes you should take next semester?
If you have an intended major, do you know the Acceptance Criteria (courses and grade point averages) for that major?
Do you know which courses you will take to work toward satisfying UB Curriculum (UB’s new Gen Ed program) areas?
Do you know how to use the HUB tools that will allow you to map out your academic plan to graduation?
If you answered “No” to any of these questions, then you should schedule an appointment with an academic advisor. You can find your currently assigned advising office listed in the Advisor box on your HUB Student Center. You can also use the Undergraduate Advising Directory to find contact information.
The Spring 2017 Class Schedule is available for viewing in your HUB Student Center, or via the Registrar’s site: http://www.buffalo.edu/class-schedule?semester=spring
Have you started planning which courses to take next semester:
- To meet Acceptance Criteria for your intended major
- Serve as an exploratory course to help you select a major
- Work toward satisfying one or more areas of the UB Curriculum (UB’s new General Education Program)
Learning about the UB Curriculum:
To assist with your plan you should schedule an appointment with an academic advisor. You can find the address and phone number of your Advising Center via the Advisor Box in HUB. You can also refer to the Undergraduate Advising Directory.
Academic Advisors can help you successfully create and manage your 4-Year Plan, in part by showing you how to use:
- Find Your Enrollment Date in HUB (the date and time upon which you can begin registering for next semester classes)
- Undergraduate Catalog: Majors, Acceptance Criteria, Grading, Academic Integrity, etc. For any major you will find a Finish in Four Curricular Plan pdf for that major in the Degrees & Policies section. You may find the Curricular Plan to be very helpful when using the HUB Planner tool.
- Use the HUB Planner . Once you have added courses to your planner, you can then assign the semester in which you want to take those courses.
- Once you have assigned courses in your Planner to specific semesters, you can select next semesters courses and send then to the HUB Schedule Builder. Video Tutorial about the HUB Schedule Builder ( covering Schedule Builder, Enrollment Shopping Cart, and Registration).
- Once you have created some schedules with the Schedule Builder you can forward then to your HUB Enrollment Shopping Cart.
- As it get nearer to your Enrollment Date, you will want to periodically review the Status column in your Enrollment Shopping Cart. If you see a green circle = course still open. If you see a blue square = course closed, in which case you will need to add another course to your shopping cart.
Do you know which courses to take next semester? Spring 2017 Class Schedule will be available soon!
Have you scheduled an appointment with an academic advisor.
Link to Undergraduate Advisement Directory: http://advising.buffalo.edu/directory/index.php
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