Have you started using your HUB – Academic Requirement Report?
The Academic Advisement Report (AAR) is an advising tool that students and advisors use to track students’ progress towards completing UB Curriculum (general education) and major requirements.
The report compares the student’s course work against UB requirements and indicates whether the student has completed the requirements. The report also calculates the students Grade Point Average (GPA).
See the My Advisement Report Overview (PDF) tutorial for further information.
Students should review their AAR at least once a semester because the AAR:
- Lists their UB Curriculum (General Education) and major requirements
- Lists requirements that are satisfied and outstanding
- Tracks the acceptance criteria (courses & GPA) for entry into majors
- Tracks progress towards graduation
- Is used in the university evaluation for degree conferral
How to use the AAR for Course Planning
Before every class enrollment cycle students should review their AAR to determine what requirements are outstanding for both their major and UB Curriculum (general educational) programs. To stay on track for timely graduation students should register for the courses that satisfy these outstanding requirements.
The AAR lists both the requirement, and the classes that will fulfill, or satisfy the requirement.
HUB My Planner
My Planner allows students to plan courses based on their requirements for an individual term, multiple terms, or for their entire program of study. When used along with the enrollment option of choosing courses by My Requirements, students can view, add, and maintain the courses based on their requirements. My Planner allows students to enroll in these planned courses when they are ready.
For further information see HUB: Guide to Using My Planner (PDF) and Enroll by My Requirements (PDF).
In the Mathematics Help Center, students take advantage of free tutoring, advice, and resources to help them succeed in our courses.
Mathematics Help Center
The Math Help Center offers free, walk-in help on lower level mathematics courses: MTH 121, 122, 131, 141, 142, 241, 306, 309.
Location: Room 107 and Room 110, Mathematics Building
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00AM-4:00PM on days when classes are in session.
Tutoring, Advising, and Additional Resources
- Office hours: for Professors and Teaching Assistants, see the course syllabus and/or course webpage for their office hours. To see a Professor and T.A. at other times, please contact the individual to make an appointment.
- Private tutors: A list of private tutors is posted in the Main Department Office.
- Academic Advisement holds Academic Success Workshops, as well as other valuable information for succeeding in college.
- Missing an Exam: If you miss (or are about to miss) an exam, please speak to the Professor as soon as you can to determine the policy on missed exams, and (possibly) to reschedule the exam.
- Incompletes: If you are unable to complete a course for a documented medical reason after successfully completing a part of the course, you may request an incomplete (‘I’ grade) from the course instructor.
- Re-taking courses: Undergraduates may retake any course once, for purposes of improving a grade. See repeat policy. The new grade will replace the old grade in GPA computations, however both the old grade and the new grade appear on the transcript.
- Other Academic Issues: For other problems, you may wish to speak to your academic advisor, EOP counselor, SEAS advisor, Athletics coach/advisor, or to Patti Wieclaw in the Undergraduate Studies Office.
Are You Ready for Calculus I, Calculus II, … is a collection of Web-based quiz/review programs to test and hone the skills you will need in courses on Calculus and Differential Equations, among others.
Operation Mother Hen is a partnership between the Department of Mathematics and Science and Engineering Node Services (SENS). With support from a Faculty Educational Technology Grant from the University at Buffalo, Operation Mother Hen began as a pilot project in the fall of 1999. The purpose of Operation Mother Hen is to provide entry-level calculus students with an opportunity to review the material that was presented in class by viewing video clips of their instructor as she demonstrates the basic principles of calculus. Operation Mother Hen is not intended as a substitute for class attendance, but rather as a supplement to class attendance. With Operation Mother Hen, students may review the basics as many times as they need to from any Internet-connected computer.
Open Online Courses offers an extensive collection of resources for courses in Mathematics at all levels to aid in your study of mathematics. The free courses include videos, test materials, online textbooks, and lecture notes can help you review and better understand concepts in Mathematics.
1. Log into MyUB. Then select the HUB Student Center link. Click on any of the slide to view in full screen.
2. In the Academic Section of your HUB Student Center, select the Academic Requirements link for the Other Academic section.
3. To see the main sections of the Academic Requirements Report select Collapse All button.
4. To see if your AP (or other Alternative Credits) have been applied to your Academic Record, you will click the Green Triangle next to Course History.
5. To Expand or Collapse a section click the Green Arrow. This navigation feature is used throughout the My Requirements Report.
6. Course Status Icons: Taken or In Progress
7. Alternative Credit is recorded a Pass Credit. In the Grade column it will be displayed as TP = Transfer Pass Credit
Refer to the UB Advanced Placement AP Chart to see score require for course credit or elective credit.
8. Elective Credit
Pass Credit has no grade point value, and therefore is not used in the computation of a Grade Point Average.
9. If credit is listed in the Course History section, it may also then satisfy an area within the General Education section and/or the Acceptance Criteria section.
10. If you do not see your AP (or other Alternative Credits) listed in the Course History section, you should contact the host source to ensure that your grades and/or transcript have been sent to UB. Refer to Reference: Undergraduate Catalog –
Alternative Methods for Earning University Credit
You can also contact your Academic Advisor. If you do the contact information for your advising office refer to the Undergraduate Advising Directory. http://advising.buffalo.edu/directory/index.php
Public Spring 2015 Class Schedule is also available.
Have you scheduled an appointment with your academic advisor? Refer to Undergraduate Advising Directory.
If you do not know how to get in touch with your academic advisor, use the Undergraduate Advising Directory to find contact information (phone number and address) for your advising office.
You should show up to your advisor meeting at least five minutes prior to your appointment.
If you are going to be late, call your advising office. In most cases you will have to reschedule your appointment.
If you show up late for an appointment, you may also have to reschedule.
Your Enrollment Date to register for Spring 2015 Classes
You should see your Enrollment Date listed on your HUB Student Center on or around Tuesday, October 21, 2014. This date will be when you can begin to register for Spring 2015 classes.
Schedule an Appointment with your Academic Advisor
You should schedule an appointment with an academic advisor soon. If you are unsure of which Advising Office to call for an appointment refer to the Undergraduate Advising Directory.
If you have signed up for Finish in Four, it is mandatory that you schedule an appointment with your advisor once a semester to develop and manage your Academic Plan.
Topics that may be covered in your Advising Appointment
How are things going this semester?
How have did you fare on your first round of tests?
If you are not doing well in a class, have you spoken to the Instructor?
Mid-term grades will be posted to the View My Grades section of your HUB Student Center in mid to late October.
The last day to Resign a 15 week Standard Session course is Friday, November 7, 2014.
If you are going to drop a course, will you fall below 12.0 credit hours?
Are you using any of the Tutoring Services for Students?
Are you planning on continuing with the same major?
Are you changing your major? Do you know where to look to find information about the major, and the Acceptance Criteria for that major?
Do you know how to read your Academic Advisement Report in HUB? What is an Academic Advisement Report?
If you have earned AP (or other forms of Alternative Credit) and or transfer credit from another college or university, are they displayed in your Academic Advisement Report?
Which General Education Area courses will you take next semester?
Might you Repeat a Course in the Spring?
Do you know how to use HUB to Search for Classes, and how to put courses in your Enrollment Shopping Cart?
Tips for Registration from the Registrar.
To find your Undergraduate Advising Office refer to the Undergraduate Advising Directory
Have you set goals for this semester? If not perhaps now is a good time to think about drawing up goals, and then designing the means to accomplish those goals or objectives.
A Smart Goal is:
For information about how to create SMART Goals read this article from Top Achievment – Creating S.M.A.R.T. Goals