Friday
05/22/15

Can you be in Good Standing but also be At Risk Academically?

Posted May 22, 2015 in Academic Probation / Dismissal, Did You Know?

Gpa grid

Can you be in Good Standing but also be At Risk Academically? The answer is yes. You might be in Good Academic Standing (refer to Academic Standards Review) in that your most recent semester and cumulative grade point averages are above 2.00. However if your Acceptance Criteria grade point average is below required level, then you may well be in a situation of Academic Risk. Contact your academic advisor immediately. If you are unsure of your advising office refer to the Undergraduate Advising Directory.

Wednesday
01/07/15

Have You Reviewed Your Final Grades for Fall 2014?

Posted January 7, 2015 in Academic Probation / Dismissal, Did You Know?

Final Grades - danger zone

You can view your Final Grades by logging into your HUB Student Center. Go to the Academic section, and click the View My Grades link.

1. Was your semester grade point average (GPA) below a 2.0?
2. If your GPA was below a 2.0, what courses did you earn grades lower than a “C”?
3. Were these courses “Acceptance Criteria” courses for your intended major?
4. Is your Overall Grade Point Average is below a 2.0? If yes, then you have a Grade Point Deficit (GPD). If you have a GPD of twenty or more, you may be dismissed. Currently the Academic Standards Review is only conducted once a year, at the end of the Spring semester. So if your Fall GPD is greater than 20, you potentially can reduce it depending upon the grades you earn in the Spring Semester.
5. If your Overall GPA is below a 2.0, you will be placed on either Academic Warning or Academic Probation.
6. Have you negatively affected your Financial Aid Eligibility?

What you should do now!
1. Review your study habits. Have you adjusted your study habits to the college teaching style?
2. Are you committed to succeeding at UB? What are your goals and priorities?
3. Contact an academic advisor immediately. Do you need to repeat courses? Do you need to take a lower level course (specifically related to calculus)? Do you need to change your intended major? Find your Academic Advising Office.
4. If you receive Financial Aid, contact a financial aid advisor.

Tuesday
06/03/14

How to Compute a Grade Point Average

Posted June 3, 2014 in Academic Probation / Dismissal, Did You Know?, Grading

Grade Point Average

How to Compute a Grade Point Average

For every letter-graded course that you take, the Grade Points you earn for that course is determined by multiplying the number of Credit Hours for that course times the Grade Point Value associated with the Final Grade posted by your instructor.

Example: Let’s say you took PSY 101, a three credit hour course. The instructor computes all of your class grades and assigns a Final Grade of B+.

Step 1: Find the Total Number of Grade Points Earned. From the Grading Table we can see that a B+ = 3.33. So the total Grade Points earned for that course would be 3.0 (number of credit hours) multiplied times 3.33 (Grade Point value for Final Grade) = 9.99

Step 2: Determine the Total Number of Letter Graded Credit Hours completed.

Step 3: A Grade Point Average is determined by Dividing the Total Number of Grade Points Earned by Total Number of Letter Graded Credit Hours.

Course situations not used in the computation of a Grade Point Average.
In the slide above, you will notice that UBE 101 is not used in the computation of the GPA, because the grade assigned is a P (Pass). This is a Pass/Fail course. If the student had failed the course, then it would have been used in the computation of the Grade Point Average.
Courses taken Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory are not used to compute a GPA
Resigned courses are also not used to compute a GPA.

Source: Undergraduate Catalog – Explanation of Grades

Monday
06/02/14

Is your UB Overall Grade Point Average below a 2.0?

Posted June 2, 2014 in Academic Probation / Dismissal, Did You Know?, Grading, Important Dates

Grade Point Deficit

Is your Overall Grade Point Average below a 2.0?

If yes, then you will either be: placed on Academic Warning; Academic Probation; or Academically Dismissed. Refer to Academic Standards Review – Undergraduate Catalog. You should contact an academic advisor immediately to discuss your academic strategy. To find your academic advising office refer to the Academic Advising Directory.

If you have been dismissed refer to the Registrar – Academic Dismissal

Tuesday
05/06/14

Reviewing and Evaluating your Academic Progress

Posted May 6, 2014 in Academic Probation / Dismissal, HUB Tips, Important Dates

Final Grades - Things to consider

Final Exam Period: Monday, May 12, 2014 – Saturday, May 17, 2014

Final Grades Posted to HUB: 3rd to 4th Week in May or sooner. Refer to Registrar – Grading

Do you need to rethink your Academic Plans? Will you need to:
> Discuss / evaluate current plan with academic advisor? Refer to Undergraduate Advising Directory
> Change Fall 2014 classes?
> Repeat any courses? Refer to Undergraduate Repeat Policy
> Discuss / evaluate career goals with a career counselor? Refer to Career Services – Services for Students
> Discuss continued eligibility to receive Federal or New York State Financial Aid with your financial aid advisor. Refer to Financial Aid – Meet Your Advisor
> Discuss continued eligibility to receive UB Scholarships (if applicable). Refer to Financial Aid – Scholarships