Thursday
09/06/18

HUB To-do Action Items – September 2018

Posted September 6, 2018 in HUB Tips, New Students

Diagram of HUB showing links to actions that should be done in September

HUB To-do Actions You Should Do in September

The HUB is the University at Buffalo’s student information system. Within the pages of this website, students, faculty, and staff will find information and materials to assist them in performing specific activities within HUB.

 Are you a new first year or transfer student?

  1. Did you earn college credit, AP (or other form of Alternative Credit) in high school?  Did you earn college credit from an institution of higher education other than UB?  Did you request to have your scores and or Official Transcripts sent to UB?  If yes, then you should see these courses displayed on your Transfer Credit Report (TCR) and your Academic Requirements Report (AAR).
  2. Have you looked at your Fall Semester 2018 Final Exam Schedule?  You want to ensure that there are no time conflicts. 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
    • If you do have conflict refer to the Registrar – Final Exam Schedule section.
  3. Do you have any Holds displayed in your HUB?  If yes, you will need to resolve them as soon as possible.  Holds usually prevent you from Adding, Dropping, or Resigning courses.  Read more about Using the Student Center: View Holds .
  4. Have you selected your UB Curriculum Pathway courses? If not,  then you will want to explore and select your Thematic and Global Pathway courses by the middle of this semester.  To get ready for picking your Pathways, first watch the video: Pathfinder Tool – Exploring the UB Curriculum Pathways.  Once you have selected your Pathways courses you will send them to HUB. Use the Plan tool to assign your pathway courses to a specific semester.
Monday
08/20/18

Finding your HUB Academic Requirement Report (Academic Advisement Report – AAR)

Posted August 20, 2018 in HUB Tips, New Students, Uncategorized

What is an Academic Requirement Report?

A student's  HUB Academic Requirement report in found on the Other Academic drop-down list

The HUB Academic Advisement Report (AAR) is an advising tool that tracks progress toward graduation by showing how courses taken meet graduation requirements for all approved undergraduate programs.  In HUB the AAR is labelled as an Academic Requirements report. In individualized reports, HUB summarizes all UB Curriculum and program requirements, indicating those that have been satisfied; computes the cumulative GPA; totals all credit hours taken; lists repeated courses and those taken S/U; notes incomplete courses; indicates test scores and credits granted for AP and CLEP examinations; and lists all transfer and UB courses taken.

The HUB Academic Advisement Report 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.

HUB Academic Advisement Reports are available for all matriculated undergraduate students via MyUB and can be generated for the current approved major or any other program when considering alternative majors. Students should examine their reports carefully and speak to an advisor if there are questions or discrepancies in the report.  Read more at Undergraduate Catalog – HUB Academic Advisement Report.

Finding your HUB Academic Requirement Report

Refer to the picture above.

Step 1.  Click the Other Academic Drop-down Arrow

Step 2. From the Drop Down list, select the Academic Requirement link.

Step 3.  Double click the Double Arrow icon.

Step 4.  If you have difficulty opening or understanding your Academic Requirement’s Report, speak with an academic advisor.  Your assigned advising office, location, and phone number are listed in the HUB Advisor box.

Monday
05/14/18

Final Grades

Posted May 14, 2018 in Academic Probation / Dismissal, Did You Know?, Grading, HUB Tips

UB Grading diagram: Letter Grades and their Grade Point ValueFinal grades for Spring Semester 2018 should all be posted by the end of the third week in May.   A student’s grades can be found on the View My Grades page in their HUB Student Center.

To be considered in Minimal Good Standing at the University at Buffalo (UB), a student must have a semester grade point average and an overall UB grade point average of 2.00.

To determine a student’s Acceptance Criteria gpa and course completion, a student would refer to their Academic Requirements report in their HUB Student Center.

If a student’s Academic Requirements report is not configured to the major desired, a student will need to run a What- if Report.

In early June the University will begin the Academic Standards Review Process.  Students whose overall grade point average is below a 2.0 will either be placed on Academic Warning, Academic Probation, or Academic Dismissal.  If a student falls into any of these categories, they should immediately contact an academic advisor.  A student can find their Advising Office location and phone number in the Advisor Box in their HUB Student Center, or refer to the Undergraduate Advising Directory.  If the student receives financial aid, or scholarships the student should immediately contact a financial aid advisor to determine how this might affect their continued eligibility to receive financial aid.

 

 

Friday
03/23/18

Gear Up For Registration – Fall Semester 2018

Posted March 23, 2018 in Did You Know?, HUB Tips, Registering for next semester

Visual graphic showing some of the HUB links a student will use in preparation for class registration for the upcoming semester semester

  1. You should schedule an appointment with an academic advisor to discuss how things are going this semester, and your upcoming plans. You can find the location and phone number of your Assigned Advising Center in your Student Center – Advisor Box.
  2. You should check the Student Center – Holds Box on a weekly basis. If you see a Hold listed, click the Details link to find information as to resolving the Hold as soon as possible. A Hold will prevent you from Adding and or Dropping classes.
  3. Do you know when you can begin to register for Fall Semester 2018 classes? No, then check the Enrollment Date box.
  4. How are you doing this semester? Have you checked your Mid-Term Grades? If not, click on the View My Grades or Grades link, and then select the Mid-term Grades tab. Read more about the Mid-Semester Review Process. If you have Mid-term grades of MU (Mid-semester Unsatisfactory) or Letter Grades lower than “C”, you should speak with your instructor immediately. Note the last day to Resign Spring 2018 15-week classes will be Friday, April 20, 2018.
  5. Which courses do you plan on taking next semester? Perhaps some that will be used toward Acceptance Criteria for your intended major, or for the major, or to satisfy UB Curriculum areas and Pathways (Path Finder Tool). The first place to look for information about Acceptance Criteria and Major Requirements for is open the Program Requirements tab for a given major the Undergraduate Degree and Course Catalog. The 4-year Curricular Plans have been reformatted (here is an example of a 4-year Curricular Plan for Geological Sciences BS.
  6. Once you understand the information from the Undergrad Catalog, using the My Requirements report in HUB will be much easier. If you have already selected your Pathways courses to HUB, you can click on your HUB Academic Planner, and assign courses to a particular semester.
  7. Once you have identified which courses you hope to take, use the Schedule Builder to create sample schedules. When you find a schedule you want, you can send it to the Enrollment Shopping Cart. Note: Adding courses to your cart does not guarantee that they will still be open when you register. You will probably want to run the Schedule Builder the evening before your Enrollment Date.
  8. Using the Enroll link, you will be able to start registering for your Fall Semester 2018 classes at 7:00 a.m. on the date listed in the Enrollment Date box (#3 in the diagram). Make sure that you do not have any HOLDs showing in the Hold box.
Tuesday
03/20/18

How should I plan out my UB Curriculum courses?

Posted March 20, 2018 in Did You Know?, HUB Tips, Registering for next semester

A visual example of which UB Curriculum courses to take in which semester. Your sequence of courses should be discussed with your academic advisor.

To help you plan your future semester, schedule a meeting with an academic advisor.

You will want to meet with an academic advisor at least once a semester to discuss your progress and academic plans.

  • Fall Registration (and Summer) – schedule an appointment in March or April
  • Spring Registration – schedule an appointment in October or November.

You can find your assigned Advising Office in the Advisor Box on your HUB Student Center.  Here is a link to the Undergraduate Advising Directory.

 

Tuesday
03/20/18

UB Curriculum Milestones added to your HUB Student Center

Posted March 20, 2018 in Did You Know?, HUB Tips, New Students

Slide 1: New Box in HUB: Milestones

Your HUB Student Center has a new box: Milestones. Currently displaying UB Curriculum areas

(Click image to view in full screen)

The next time you log into your HUB Student Center, you will notice a new box on the right hand side of the page:  Milestones Box.

Currently the Milestone Box is only listing four Milestone categories from the UB Curriculum:  Capstone, Foundation, Pathways, and UB Seminar. There are four Milestone Status statements: Not Started, In Progress, Completed, and Ineligible.


Slide 2:

If you are a new student, some of your classes may work toward satisfying a UB Curriculum (UBC) area.  The UB Curriculum Areas are:

  • UB Seminar (must be taken in your first semester at UB)
  • UBC FoundationsCommunication Literacy sequence (two courses). Most first semester first year students will satisfy the Communication Literacy 1 requirement by taking ENG 105.  After a student has completed the Communication Literacy 1 requirement, they can then take a course from the Communication Literacy 2 listing (this should be done in consultation with an academic advisor).
  • Foundations:  Mathematical & Quantitative Reasoning (one course)
  • Foundations:  Scientific Literacy and Inquiry (Two lectures and one associated lab from Approved List)
  • Foundations:  Diversity Learning (one course)
  • Pathways use the Pathfinder Tool to select three courses to satisfy a specific Thematic Pathway, and three different courses to satisfy a specific Global Pathway.
  • UBC Capstone taken in the semester in which you are finishing your last UB Curriculum course.  Typically taken in either the second-semester of Junior year or the first-semester of Senior year.

There are currently four Milestone disignations: In Progress; Completed, Not Started, and Ineligible(Click image to view in full screen)


Slide 3:

You will use the HUB Academic Requirements report to plan and track your progress toward completing University Degree Requirements.  You will start using it in your first semester, and continue each semester thereafter to refer to it to determine your progress toward:

  • Meeting Acceptance Criteria for your major
  • Completing all requirements for your major
  • Satisfying UBC areas
  • Meeting or exceeding criteria as detailed in the University Degree Requirements section

When you File for Graduation, Degree Auditors from the Office of the Register will use the Academic Requirements report to start the review process to determine if you meet all University Degree Requirements.

 

You will track your progress toward completing all Degree Requirements using the HUB My Requirements report

(Click image to view in full screen)

Tuesday
03/06/18

Do you know where to find your assigned Academic Advising Office?

Posted March 6, 2018 in Did You Know?, HUB Tips

Graphic of where on your HUB Student Center you can find your assigned Academic Advising Office

Do you know where to go for advising help? In your HUB Student Center you will see an Advisor Box. In that you will see your assigned advising office, and their phone number.

You can also find advising offices using the Undergrad Advising Directory: http://advising.buffalo.edu/directory/index.php

Thursday
01/04/18

Do you know where to find your Final Grades and Grade Point Averages for your major?

Posted January 4, 2018 in Did You Know?, Grading, HUB Tips

Graphic on which resources to use to find your grades and grade point averages for your majorYou can find your semester final grades via your HUB Student Center – My Grades page.

Look at your Unofficial Transcript, via your HUB Student Center, to see all of your UB semesters.  If you earn Dean’s List, you will see it noted for the semester in which you met Dean’s List criteria.

If you have a Grade Point Average below a 2.00, then you will have a Grade Point Deficit.  Refer to your Unofficial Transcript, and look at the Points column. You will see GPD (Grade Point Deficit) and a number below.  This tells you how many Grade Points you are below a 2.00 Grade Point Average.

Tuesday
01/02/18

I don’t see my Spring 2018 Class Schedule. Where did it go?

Posted January 2, 2018 in Did You Know?, HUB Tips

The reason that you do not see your Spring 2018 is that HUB is displaying the Winter Session. To view your Spring class schedule, go the Other Academic drop down box and select Class Schedule. Then select the semester/term.Can’t find your Spring Class Schedule?  Don’t be alarmed. You can view it by going to the Other Academic drop down box and then selecting Class Schedule. Once you select Class Schedule, you will then select the Term (Semester or Session) that you are looking for.

The reason that you do not see your Spring Semester Schedule is because HUB is currently formatted for the Winter Session.

 

Tuesday
11/07/17

Last day to Resign a Fall 2017 !5-week Class is Friday, November 10, 2017

Posted November 7, 2017 in Did You Know?, HUB Tips, Important Dates

The last day to Resign a 15-week Standard Session course is Friday, November 10, 2017 by 11:59:59 p.m. Last day to resign a 15-week standard session course is Friday, November 10, 2017

Drop/Add/Resign Courses

Visit your HUB Student center (via MyUB, UBITName required) to add and drop courses. A course is not “dropped” until you process the request in your HUB Student Center.

Resigning a Course

During the fall and spring semesters, from the 7th day of classes until the end of the 11th week of classes, you may visit your HUB Student Center (via MyUB, UBITName and password required) to resign from one or more of your classes. The result of this action is that an “R” remains on your transcript as a neutral indicator of the action. There may be a 50% – 100% tuition penalty for resigning a course, depending on when you resign the course. See Financial Liability Deadlines.

Please also consider the following before resigning from a class:

  • You must resign by 11:59 pm EST on the last day to resign date for your transaction to be accepted and processed within the deadline.
  • You should speak with your academic and/or financial aid advisor regarding the impact of dropping or resigning a course.
  • If you do not drop or resign from a course, you are obligated to pay the tuition and fees, and you will be graded for the course, even if you did not attend it.
  • When resigning from a course, undergraduate students should determine if the course is impacted. Impacted courses cannot be repeated during the fall or spring semesters. (See Priority Registration for Students Attempting a Course for the First Time.)