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.

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.

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.
When You Can Access Your Grades – Office of the Registrar

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.

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.