Monday
10/09/17

Understanding your HUB My Requirements report – Course History section

Posted October 9, 2017 in Did You Know?, HUB Tips

  1. In this post we are going to look at the Course History section of a HUB My Requirement report.  We would start by clicking the Collapse All button.
  2. Throughout the My Requirements report you will see green triangle icons, they will either Expand or Collapse a section.
  3. The Legend is located toward the top of the page.  Currently three icons are displayed. One for courses that have been Completed, In-Progress, or Planned. You will see the respective icons listed next to each course in the Status Column. If you have assigned courses to your HUB Planner, and then assigned them to a semester, you will see that Planned courses are indicated using a BLUE Star.
  4. The first column in the Course History table is the Course Column.  In this example you will see that all but one course is a UB course, or is a transfer course that has an exact UB course articulation. In the third row, the course is MTH 141, if you follow the row across to the Grade column, the grade displayed is TB. T in this cases indicates that it is a transfer course, the second letter indicates the Letter Grade earned for the course. In the first row, you will see PSY 101.  The grade for this course is listed at TP. In this case TP is some form of Alternative Credit.  Alternative credit only award PASS Credits – these courses are not used in the computation of your grade point average.
  5. If a course has been completed, you will see a letter grade in the Grade Column.  If the course was taken at UB, you will see a Letter grade from A – F. UB uses a 4.0 Grading Scale. To see the Grade Point Value for each letter grade refer to the Catalog – Explanation of Grades section.

 

Friday
10/06/17

Have you looked at your My Requirements Report in HUB?

Posted October 6, 2017 in Did You Know?, HUB Tips

The My Requirements report is a very useful tool in terms of planning and evaluating your academic path.

The HUB Academic Advising Report

The HUB Academic Advisement Report, designed to be used in conjunction with the Undergraduate and Degree Catalog, is useful in the following respects:

  • As an advising tool: to determine progress toward completing all degree requirements;
  • Applying to a department: Reports can be included in the department application process.
  • Analysis of transfer credits: to verify that all transfer credits have been recorded and applied to degree requirements.
  • Evaluation for degree conferral: Reports will be used to determine if students have met the requirements for graduation.

The My requirements report has the following sections:

  • Course History.
  • University Requirements for Graduation.  This section provides
  • UB Curriculum (General Education program).
  • Courses not Allocated to a Major, or UB Curriculum.
  • Acceptance Criteria for Major.
  • Requirements for Major.

If you have questions about the Academic Advising Report, write them down and discuss with your academic advisor.

Thursday
10/05/17

Are You On Track

Posted October 5, 2017 in Did You Know?, HUB Tips, Uncategorized

Image of a railroad yard. Are you on track, do you need help building your schedule?Are You On Track?

The Spring 2018 Class Schedule is available for viewing.  You can also start adding course selections to your HUB Enrollment Shopping Cart from your HUB Schedule Builder.  In the next week or so, you will see your Enrollment Date listed in HUB

Do you know which courses you should take next semester to:

  • Begin to satisfy Acceptance Criteria requirements for your major
  • Meet UB Curriculum areas (Foundations & Pathways)
  • Do you know how to select Pathway courses and send them to your HUB Planner
  • Do you know how to assign courses in your HUB Planner to specific semesters?
  • Do you know how to use the Undergraduate Catalog and HUB My Requirements report to help plan for next semester.
  • Do you know how to use the HUB Schedule Builder, and how to send a schedule to your HUB Enrollment Shopping Cart?
  • Have you checked your HUB Holds box to ensure that no holds are listed?
  • Have you looked at your HUB View My Grades section to view your mid-term grades

 

Finding Undergrad Advising Offices

Wednesday
10/04/17

Week 6 – Fall Semester 2017 (10/1/17 – 10/7/17)

Posted October 4, 2017 in Did You Know?, HUB Tips, Important Dates

Week 6 - Fall 2017 dates and remindersSunday, October 1 – Saturday, October 7, 2017

The Spring 2017 Semester Class Schedule will soon be able.

Have you scheduled an appointment with an academic advisor to discuss:

  • How semester is proceeding to date
  • How to find and understand Mid-term Grades
  • How to find courses needed to meet Acceptance Criteria for your Major
  • How to find courses to satisfy UB Curriculum (Gen Ed) requirements (Foundation areas, and Pathways)
  • How to find when you can begin to register for Spring 2017 classes
  • Determine if you have any Holds that might prevent you from adding, dropping, or resigning courses.
  • How to use tools to plan and register for Spring 2017 classes (HUB: My Requirements Report, Planner, Schedule builder, Enrollment Shopping Cart)

 

Finding Undergrad Advising Offices

Monday
09/25/17

Week 5 – Fall Semester 2017 (9/24/17 – 9/30/17)

Posted September 25, 2017 in Did You Know?, HUB Tips, Uncategorized

Week 5 - Fall 2017. Have you selected your UB Curriculum Pathway Courses?Sunday, September 24 – September 30, 2017

Have you chosen your UB Curriculum Thematic and Global Pathway courses?

If you have not yet selected your Pathway courses, you should watch this video: Pathfinder Tool – Exploring the UB Curriculum Pathways.

  1. Select your Thematic and Global Pathway courses.  If need be discuss your Pathway ideas with an academic advisor.
  2. Send your Pathway selections to your HUB Planner.
  3. Using your HUB Planner, you can assign courses to a particular semester.
  4. If you assign courses to a particular semester, you then bring those courses into the HUB Schedule Builder.

 


Last day to “Resign” a  Fall 2017 7-week 1st  half of semester course:   Friday, September 29, 2017

Tuesday
09/19/17

Things you should do or check on your HUB Student Center in September

Posted September 19, 2017 in Did You Know?, HUB Tips

Things you should do or check on your HUB Student Center in September.

  1. Check the HOLDs box. Click the Details link to see if the HOLD will prevent you from Adding, Dropping, or Resigning courses. Holds – These are actions used by the university to prevent students from registering for classes, receiving grades, and/or releasing student records, including diplomas, enrollment certification or transcripts. Holds may be placed by various offices on campus for outstanding financial obligations, for failing to submit required documents requested by the University, or identity theft.
  2. If you have questions about regarding your academic plans, contact your Advising Office. In addition to be listed in the Advisor Box in HUB you can also refer to the Undergraduate Advising Directory.
  3. Have you checked your Academic Requirement report to ensure that all transfer and AP credits are displayed? Refer to  Registrar – Academic Requirement video tutorial
  4. Check your Final Exam schedule for conflicts. Reference: Registrar – Final Exam Schedule
  5. Have you chosen your Thematic and Global Pathway courses (Path Finder Tool), and sent them to your HUB Planner?  If no you may want to watch the Path Finder Tool video.
Monday
09/11/17

Which tools will you use to build your 4-year Plan?

Posted September 11, 2017 in Did You Know?, HUB Tips, New Students

Speak to an academic advisor to learn which tools you will use to build and manage your plan to graduation

Tools You Will Use

You will be using the following tools and resources as you develop and manage your plan to graduate from UB.

  • Undergraduate Catalog
  • HUB – Academic Requirements report
  • HUB –  Planner report
  • UB Curriculum – Pathfinder tool
  • HUB – Schedule Builder
  • HUB – Enroll
  • HUB – My Grades (for Mid-term, and Final Grades)

In future posts we will try to illustrate how you use these various tools to build and manage your academic plan.

 

Thursday
04/06/17

Your April To-do List: Fall Course Planning

Posted April 6, 2017 in Did You Know?, HUB Tips, Important Dates

Inforgraphic of things you need to do in your HUB Student Center (Image: Infographic of a student’s HUB Student Center. Double click the image to enlarge the picture)

Your April To-do List: Fall Course Planning

  1. Check you HUB student center on a weekly basis throughout the semester to ensure that there are no HOLDs listed.  Most HOLDS will prevent you from adding/dropping/resigning from courses.  One exception to this is the Finish in Four Hold, this will not restrict your registration activity.
  2. Schedule a meeting with an academic advisor to discuss current semester and future plans. You can find contact information for your assigned Advising Office by looking at the Advisor box in HUB. You can also find advising office information by referring to the Undergraduate Advising Directory. To get a sense of what will be covered in a typical advising meeting refer to the Time to Start Thinking about Your Fall Semester Classes post.
  3. To maximize your chance of getting the courses you want, begin your registration once your Enrollment Appointment starts by looking at the HUB Enrollment Date box.  You should see your Fall Enrollment Date listed in HUB sometime around the third or fourth week of March.
  4. The Fall 2017 Class Schedule should also be available sometime around the third or fourth week of March.  You will find the HUB Schedule Builder to be a very easy to use and helpful tool with regard to creating ideal schedules.  Once you have made an ideal schedule you can export it to your HUB Enrollment Shopping Cart. The day before your Enrollment Date you will want to take a look at the Status Column in your Shopping Cart to ensure that your selections are still Open.
  5. Instructors will soon start to assign Mid-term (sometimes also referred to as Mid-semester) Grades.  You should click the Mid-Term Grades tab on  your HUB My Grades page weekly through to view your mid-term grades.  A designation of MS (Mid-semester Satisfactory) or letter grade of C or higher indicates that you are not thus far in academic difficulty.  However a designation of MU (Mid-semester Unsatisfactory) or  letter grade less than a C means that you should discuss your standing in the class and options with the instructor.  In some cases you may be told that you cannot pass the course, and therefore should Resign from the class.  The last day to Resign from a 15-week Spring 2017 class is Friday, March 21, 2017.  Before you resign from a course you should discuss ramifications with an academic advisor, and a financial aid advisor (if you receive financial aid).
Friday
03/24/17

Fall Semester Class Schedule now available for Viewing

Posted March 24, 2017 in Did You Know?, HUB Tips

Picture of fall foliage and Baird Point

Fall 2017 Class Schedule On-line Now!

  1. You can view the Fall 2017 Class Schedule in your HUB Student Center or the public version of the Fall 2017 Class Schedule via the Registrar site
  2. You can find your registration date and begin time in your HUB Enrollment box.
  3. Check your HUB to ensure that no HOLDs have been applied to your account.
  4. Try using the HUB Schedule Builder.
  5. Check your Mid-term grades using the HUB Grades link.
  6. Do you know how to apply to a major or minor?  If no, refer to the Applying to Your UB Major & Minor page.
  7. Schedule a meeting with an academic advisor. You can find your advising office listed in the HUB Advisor box. You can also refer to the Undergraduate Advising Directory.
Friday
03/03/17

March 2017 – Your HUB To-do List

Posted March 3, 2017 in Did You Know?, HUB Tips, Important Dates, Uncategorized

  1. Check you HUB student center on a weekly basis throughout the semester to ensure that there are no HOLDs listed.  Most HOLDS will prevent you from adding/dropping/resigning from courses.  One exception to this is the Finish in Four Hold, this will not restrict your registration activity.
  2. Schedule a meeting with an academic advisor to discuss current semester and future plans. You can find contact information for your assigned Advising Office by looking at the Advisor box in HUB. You can also find advising office information by referring to the Undergraduate Advising Directory. To get a sense of what will be covered in a typical advising meeting refer to the Time to Start Thinking about Your Fall Semester Classes post.
  3. To maximize your chance of getting the courses you want, begin your registration once your Enrollment Appointment starts by looking at the HUB Enrollment Date box.  You should see your Fall Enrollment Date listed in HUB sometime around the third or fourth week of March.
  4. The Fall 2017 Class Schedule should also be available sometime around the third or fourth week of March.  You will find the HUB Schedule Builder to be a very easy to use and helpful tool with regard to creating ideal schedules.  Once you have made an ideal schedule you can export it to your HUB Enrollment Shopping Cart. The day before your Enrollment Date you will want to take a look at the Status Column in your Shopping Cart to ensure that your selections are still Open.
  5. Instructors will soon start to assign Mid-term (sometimes also referred to as Mid-semester) Grades.  You should click the Mid-Term Grades tab on  your HUB My Grades page weekly through to view your mid-term grades.  A designation of MS (Mid-semester Satisfactory) or letter grade of C or higher indicates that you are not thus far in academic difficulty.  However a designation of MU (Mid-semester Unsatisfactory) or  letter grade less than a C means that you should discuss your standing in the class and options with the instructor.  In some cases you may be told that you cannot pass the course, and therefore should Resign from the class.  The last day to Resign from a 15-week Spring 2017 class is Friday, March 21, 2017.  Before you resign from a course you should discuss ramifications with an academic advisor, and a financial aid advisor (if you receive financial aid).