Are you on track?

Posted April 27, 2018 in Exploring Majors & Careers, Grading

Picture show the component areas to earn a degree


Many of our currents students will have already registered for Fall Semester classes.  However that does not mean that there will not be points in the upcoming months in which a student might have to revisit and access their academic plan.  Here are some scenarios in which a student initiate future discussions with an academic advisor:

  • Final Grades for this semester should be posted by the end of May or early June.  If a student’s Acceptance Criteria gpa (grades earned in Prerequisite courses) is below that major’s Acceptance Criteria baseline, it may be time to consider a different academic path.
  • Repeat prerequisite courses over the summer. In some cases a student’s Acceptance Criteria gpa is below the required level, but close enough that repeating a prerequisite course might make sense.
  • Student decides to switch to a new major and wants to know how to be accepted into that program, and also get a sense of how long it will take to complete.
  • A student might also have completed a course whose initial purpose was to satisfy a UB Curriculum requirement, but now find that they want to take another course in that area.  Should they consider a minor in that subject.  A Minor typically requires at least 18 credit hours (six courses).

Do you know where to go speak with an academic advisor?  In you HUB Student Center, you will see an Advisor box on the right hand side of the page.  In that box you will see the Advising Office that you are currently assigned to, and their address and phone number.  You can also find contact information for Advising Offices using the Undergraduate Advising Directory.