Tuesday
09/12/17

Week 3 – Fall Semester 2017 (9/10/17 – 9/16/17)

Posted September 12, 2017 in Did You Know?, Grading, New Students

Sunday, September 10 – Saturday, September 16, 2017

Week 3 - Fall Semester 2017 - Importnat Registration Dates

Have you checked your Final Exam Schedule?

No?  Then follow these steps to find your Exam Schedule:

  1. Go to Academic Section of  your HUB Student Center
  2. Click on the Other academic drop down arrow.
  3. From the Other academic list, select Exam Schedule
  4. Double click the Double Arrow icon next to the Other academic box.

A final exam conflict exists when a student has:

  • Three or more exams scheduled on the same day
  • Two exams occurring at the same time
  • When a student’s exam occurs contemporaneously with his or her commencement ceremony for spring or summer conferral

Students who find themselves with an unavoidable exam conflict should contact the instructors of the courses and explain the conflict in exams. Usually one instructor will be able to schedule an alternate time for the student to take their exam. If students are unable to arrange the re-scheduling of examinations with the faculty, undergraduate students should contact the appropriate dean’s office and graduate students should contact their academic department.

Source:  Registrar – Final Exam Schedule

How to find your Exam Schedule in your HUB Student Center.

 

 

 

Monday
10/24/16

Have you checked Your Mid-Semester Grades?

Posted October 24, 2016 in Did You Know?, Grading

mid-semester-grades-tab

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:

  • Attendance
  • 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:

  1. See the instructor during posted office hours or make an appointment to discuss the course, obtain help, and clarify issues of concern.
  2. 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.
  3. 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:

  1. Verify that they don’t have any holds which can stop them from being able to resign.
  2. Review the Course Enrollment Control Policy since a later repeat registration in a course, including a resigned course, may be limited.
  3. 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

Friday
04/22/16

Official Transcript – How to request (current student)

Posted April 22, 2016 in Grading, HUB Tips

Official Transcript Request

Need an Official Transcript to be sent to another school or for a scholarship application? If yes, you can start the process by logging into your HUB Student Center. In the Academic Section, click the Drop-down Arrow and from the list select Transcript: Request Official

You need the Office and Address to where you want the transcript sent.

You will be asked when do you want the transcript sent. If you are currently taking courses, you may want to select the option whereby the Transcript is sent once grades for the current semester have been posted.

We are not permitted to provide transcript services to any current or former student who owes money to the University (tuition/fees, penalties, parking fines, library fines, telephone charges, etc) as designated by the service indicator codes below. Additionally, we cannot release transcripts for students whose names appear on the NYS Student Loan Service Center Loan Default list.

Official transcripts will not be released for students who have university financial obligations, indicated by BAG (No Access to My Account Info), BCA (No Access to My Account Info), BIL (Unpaid Bill), BJD (No Access to My Account Info), BNT (No Access to My Account Info), BPW (No Access to My Account Info), BWO (No Access to My Account Info), DEN (Dental Medicine), FIN (Department Financial Obligation), ILN (Institutional Loan Issue), LAW (Law School), and PAR (Parking Ticket) Service Indicators.

For further information: Office of the Registrar- Transcripts

Monday
03/28/16

Have you checked your Mid-Term Grades?

Posted March 28, 2016 in Grading, Important Dates

Check your mid term grades

Have you checked your Mid-Term Grades?

Instructors are assigning mid-term grades for Spring 2016 undergraduate classes. You can view your mid-term grades by going to your HUB Student Center. In the Academic section click the View My Grades link. On the next page you will select a semester. On the Grades page, click the Mid-term Grades tab.

MS = Mid-semester Satisfactory

MU = Mid-semester Unsatisfactory

If you have any mid-semester grades of MU, or letter grades less than a C, discuss options with your instructor as soon as possible.
Source: Undergraduate Catalog – Mid-Semester Review

After speaking with your instructor, you may also want to discuss options and or ramifications with an Academic Advisor and or Financial Aid Advisor.

Last day to Resign a 15-week Standard Session course is Friday, April 15, 2016.

Mid semester grades tab

Thursday
03/24/16

Have you checked your Spring 2016 Final Exam Schedule for Conflicts?

Posted March 24, 2016 in Grading

Check final exam sched - Spring

Final Exam Schedule – Review for Scheduling Conflicts
Source: Office of the Registrar – Final Exam Schedule

Your final exam schedule is available in your HUB Student Center (via MyUB).
Student Responsibility for Exam Conflicts

Beginning in the fall 2014 term final exam information will be available one week prior to the start of fall classes.

A final exam conflict exists when a student has:

Three or more exams scheduled on the same day
Two exams occurring at the same time
When a student’s exam occurs contemporaneously with his or her commencement ceremony for Spring or Summer conferral

Students who find themselves with an unavoidable exam conflict should contact the instructors of the courses and explain the conflict in exams. Usually one instructor will be able to schedule an alternate time for the student to take their exam. If students are unable to arrange the re-scheduling of examinations with the faculty, undergraduate students should contact the appropriate dean’s office and graduate students should contact their academic department.
Final Exam Scheduled for More Than One Classroom

If your final exam is assigned to more than one classroom, contact your instructor during the last week of classes to determine where to report for the exam.

Monday
03/07/16

Have you checked Your Mid-Term Grades?

Posted March 7, 2016 in Grading

Check your mid term grades
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Have you checked your Mid-Term Grades?

Instructors are assigning mid-term grades for Spring 2016 undergraduate classes. You can view your mid-term grades by going to your HUB Student Center. In the Academic section click the View My Grades link. On the next page you will select a semester. On the Grades page, click the Mid-term Grades tab.

MS = Mid-semester Satisfactory

MU = Mid-semester Unsatisfactory

If you have any mid-semester grades of MU, or letter grades less than a C, discuss options with your instructor as soon as possible.
Source: Undergraduate Catalog – Mid-Semester Review

After speaking with your instructor, you may also want to discuss options and or ramifications with an Academic Advisor and or Financial Aid Advisor.

Last day to Resign a 15-week Standard Session course is Friday, April 15, 2016.

Thursday
01/07/16

Have You Looked at Your Final Grades

Posted January 7, 2016 in Grading

Have you looked at your final grades

You can view your Final Grades for Fall 2015 via your HUB Student Center – View My Grades page.

What to look for when reviewing your grades

1. Are you in Good Academic Standing?
To be in Good Academic Standing your semester grade point average and your cumulative grade point average must be 2.0 or higher.
If your grade point average is below a 2.0, you are not considered to be in Good Academic Standing. You should contact your academic advisor immediately to review and or revise your academic schedule and or plan for next semester. Reference: Academic Standards Review

2. Are you earning grades to meet the Acceptance Criteria for your intended major?
So in addition to making sure that you are in Good Academic Standing, you also want to ensure that you are on a timely path to completing the Acceptance Criteria Courses and meeting the Acceptance Criteria Grade Point Average.
You will find Acceptance Criteria information listed for each major in the Academic Program section of the Undergraduate Catalog.

If you are listed as an intended major, you can view the computation of your Acceptance Criteria via your HUB Student Center – My Requirements page.

Need to speak with an academic advisor? Refer to the Undergraduate Advising Directory for contact info related to your specific major. You can also find your Advising Office listed in the HUB Student Center – Advisor box

Tuesday
12/22/15

Your January HUB Student Center To-do List

Posted December 22, 2015 in Did You Know?, Grading

January things to do in HUB

Final Grades
Your instructors will posting Final Grades from now till the end of December. You should be able to view all of your Final Grades by the first week of January 2016.
Explanation of Grades
When You Can Access Your Grades – Office of the Registrar
How a Grade Point Average is Computed

How Did You Do This Semester
To be in Good Academic Standing you need to earn a minimum grade point average (gpa) of 2.00.

If your semester and or overall gpa is below a 2.00, you will want to contact your academic advisoras soon as possible.
If your semester and or overall gpa is below a 2.00 and you receive financial aid, you should contact your financial aid advisor.

Academic Standards Review
Undergraduate Dean’s List
UB Undergraduate Course Repeat Policy

Tuesday
12/01/15

Do you know how to compute a Grade Point Average?

Posted December 1, 2015 in Grading, New Students

Computing a Grade Point Average
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Computing a Grade Point Average

For every course that you are enrolled in, your instructor will assign a Final Grade. Final Grades will be posted to your HUB Student Center – View My Grades page from mid to late December. All of your final grades should be displayed by the first week of January 2016.

Most of the courses that you will take will be Letter Graded (A – F). Each Letter Grade has a specific Grade Point Value. UB uses a 4.0 Grading Scale, where a grade of A = 4.00, down to a grade of F = 0.00. Refer to the Undergraduate Catalog Grading section – Explanation of Grades to view the complete Grading Table.

Grade Points
To find the grade points for a given course you multiply the credit hours for the course by the grade point value for the assigned grade. Example: Lets say that you earned a B+ in ENG 101. ENG 101 is a 3.0 credit hour course. The grade point value for a B+ = 3.33. By multiplying 3.0 x 3.33 = 9.99 grade points earn for the course.

To compute a Grade Point Average you will divide the total number of grade points earned by the total number of credit hours. You can use this method to compute your Semester gpa or your Pre-requisite gpa.

Computing a Grade Point Average Worksheet: http://advising.buffalo.edu/pdfs/GPA-worksheet.pdf

Monday
11/23/15

Have you checked your Final Exam Schedule?

Posted November 23, 2015 in Did You Know?, Grading, New Students

Check final exam sched
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Final Exam Schedule

Your final exam schedule is available in your HUB Student Center (via MyUB).
Student Responsibility for Exam Conflicts

Beginning in the fall 2014 term final exam information will be available one week prior to the start of fall classes.

A final exam conflict exists when a student has:

Three or more exams scheduled on the same day
Two exams occurring at the same time
When a student’s exam occurs contemporaneously with his or her commencement ceremony for Spring or Summer conferral

Students who find themselves with an unavoidable exam conflict should contact the instructors of the courses and explain the conflict in exams. Usually one instructor will be able to schedule an alternate time for the student to take their exam. If students are unable to arrange the re-scheduling of examinations with the faculty, undergraduate students should contact the appropriate dean’s office and graduate students should contact their academic department.
Final Exam Scheduled for More Than One Classroom

If your final exam is assigned to more than one classroom, contact your instructor during the last week of classes to determine where to report for the exam.

Source: Office of the Registrar – Final Exam Schedule