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

Monday
11/09/15

When are Final Grades posted

Posted November 9, 2015 in Grading, New Students

Finding your final grades - click View My Grades tab

Grades
You will earn a grade for each class that you take at UB. Your grade point average (GPA) is the ratio of the number of grade points earned to the number of graded credits.

Access to Grade Information
Students may access their grades for a specific semester, or a complete record of their grades, in one of two ways:

Visit your HUB Student Center (via MyUB).
Request a transcript by visiting the Student Response Center at 232 Capen or following the instruction to request an official transcript.

Approximate dates each semester that grades are reported on the official transcript are:

Fall grades available first week in January
Winter grades available first week in February
Spring grades available third week in May
Summer grades available third week in August

Source: Office of Registrar – Grades

Friday
10/23/15

Have you checked your Mid-term Grades in HUB?

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

Mid-term Grades

Instructors are assigning mid-term grades for Fall 2015 undergraduate classes. You can check your own 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

Tuesday
09/15/15

Final Exam Schedule, Do you have any conflicts?

Posted September 15, 2015 in Grading, HUB Tips, New Students

Check final exam sched

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
06/08/15

Dean’s List Notification for Spring 2015

Posted June 8, 2015 in Grading, HUB Tips

Dean's List -Spring 2015

Dean’s List

Full-time undergraduate students who demonstrate academic excellence by earning a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.6 while completing a minimum of 15 or more UB credit hours, of which 12 are graded (A – F) credits, are named to the Dean’s List at the end of each semester. These further conditions apply:

Incompletes invalidate a Dean’s List award until satisfied, at which time the award may be assigned retroactively
Students in a professional baccalaureate program requiring at least 14 credit hours of specified courses in a semester are named to the Dean’s List if they complete the following:

Earn a grade point average (GPA) of at least a 3.6 in all the student’s courses graded ‘A – F’ and a grade of ‘P’ in all required or elective courses graded ‘P/F’. The courses graded ‘A – F’ shall constitute at least 50% of the credit hours in which the student is enrolled for the semester.

Notifications are sent to qualifying students to their UB email accounts in January for the previous fall semester; June for the previous spring semester; and a Dean’s List notation appears on student transcripts.

Source: Undergraduate Catalog > Grading > Dean’s List

Thursday
05/14/15

Viewing your Spring 2015 Grades

Posted May 14, 2015 in Did You Know?, Grading

Viewing your Final Grades

Instructors have begun the process of posting final Spring semester grades. This process will continue until the third week of May.

You can view your final grades by click the My Grades link in your HUB Student Center. As you review your grades here are some questions that you may be pondering:

Did I make Dean’s List?
Students will be named to the Dean’s List if, in any single semester, they earn a 3.6 GPA or better, having completed at least 15 UB credit hours of study during the semester, 12 of which are letter graded. Students will be nominated to the Dean’s List for each semester in which they achieve this standard. Students in a professional baccalaureate program require at least 14 credit hours of specified courses in a semester, earn a 3.6 in all courses graded “A-F” and a grade of “P” in all required or elective courses graded “P/F”. The courses graded “A-F” shall constitute at least 50% of the credit hours in which the student is enrolled for the semester. Source: Office of the Registrar – Glossary

Did I earn grades high enough to get into my intended major?
You can view your Acceptance Criteria Grade Point Average by clicking the My Requirements link in you HUB Student Center. If you have questions you should contact an academic advisor. If your are unsure as to which advising office you should contact, refer the Undergraduate Advising Directory.

I didn’t do well this semester. Will I be dismissed?
That depends on several factors that the Academic Standards Review Process will review at the end of May / early June. If you did not do well you should contact an academic advisor immediately. Perhaps you will discuss taking summer courses, or perhaps a change in academic direction. Click the link to read about the Academic Standards Review

Tuesday
12/09/14

Where to find your Final Grades

Posted December 9, 2014 in Did You Know?, Grading, Important Dates, New Students

Finding your final grades - click View My Grades tab
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Final Grade posting schedule:
Fall semester grades available first week of January
Winter session grades available first week of February
Spring semester grades available third week of May
Summer session grades available third week of August

Source: Office of the Registrar – Grades

Wednesday
10/29/14

Mid-semester Grades are being posted to your HUB View My Grades page

Posted October 29, 2014 in Did You Know?, Grading, Important Dates, New Students

Mid-term Grades Posted - Fall 2014 semester

Instructors have been assigning Mid-term grades. Typically they will assign a grade of MS (Mid-semester Satisfactory) or MU (Mid-semester Unsatisfactory). Some instructor may assign a Letter Grade (A – F).
Reference: Undergraduate Catalog – Explanation of Grades

If you receive any MU grades or Letter Grades less than a C, you should speak with your instructor as soon as possible. Depending on the grade you are working toward, you want to determine the probability of achieving this goal.

The last day to resign a Standard Session course is Friday, November 7, 2014.

If you plan on repeating a course that you have resigned you will want to read the Course Repeat Policy – Undergraduate Catalog.

After speaking with your instructor you may have further questions to pose to your financial aid advisor or academic advisor. You will find contact information for your financial aid advisor list in your HUB Student Center. If you do not know how to contact your academic advisor refer to the Undergraduate Advising Directory.