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
Click the image for full screen view.

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.

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

Tuesday
06/03/14

Dean’s List – Spring 2014

Posted June 3, 2014 in Grading

Dean's List - Spring 2014

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

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