What you should do if have Unsatisfactory Mid-term Grades
Discuss your standing with your instructor. Depending on the guidance from an instructor, a student may need to consider the implications of resigning from a course.
If you receive financial aid, discuss the impact of resigning a course or courses upon your financial aid eligibility.
Resigning a course could increase your time to graduation. If you need to repeat the course, you may have to do it during a Summer or Winter Session (if offered). Discuss with an academic advisor.
The last day to Resign from a 15-week Class is Friday, April 19, 2019
To resign from a class a student will go to their HUB Student Center and click the Enroll Drop function. Resignation must be done no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT. It is advised that a student discuss matters regarding a course resign with their instructor, financial aid advisor, and academic advisor well before the last day to resign.
Friday, February 8, 2019 through Friday, April 19, 2019, by 11:59 p.m. EDT
7-week 1st half of semester courses (7-week1)
Friday, February 8, 2019 through Thursday, February 28, 2019, by 11:59 p.m. EDT
7-week 2nd half of semester courses (7-week2)
Friday, March 29, 2019 through Thursday, April 25, 2019, by 11:59 p.m. EDT
Before you Resign from a Course, you should:
Discuss possible implications with an academic advisor
If you need to repeat this course, will you have to take it during Summer or Winter Session. Refer to Grading – Course Repeat Policy, scroll down the page to the Priority Registration for Students Attempting a Course for the First Time (Course Enrollment Control Policy) section.
If you receive financial aid or scholarships, discuss implications of resigning a course with a financial aid advisor.
If you are an international student and you are thinking about resigning from a course, and such action would drop you below Full-time Status (12.0 credit hours, you must first speak with an advisor at International Student Services (ISS). Their contact information is listed below:
International Student Services (ISS) 210 Talbert Hall
Univ. at Buffalo, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1604
Continuing students are required to maintain their enrollment each term. Students who are not registered for at least 1 course for credit on December 20, 2018 will be charged a $40 late registration fee. This is non-negotiable and must be paid.
All new students should be registered by the first day of classes for the term. A $40 late registration fee will be charged to any student who is not registered on the first day of classes, but who subsequently registers. This fee will apply to all students including those who receive late admission to the university.
The last day for new UB students to enroll for the Spring 2019 term without a $40 late registration fee is January 27, 2019.
Spring Billing Dates
Students will receive up to four eBills during the spring term. An email containing the navigation to your eBill will be sent to your @buffalo.edu email address after 4:45 p.m. EST on the billing date. You may view your current account activity in your HUB Student Center.
It is your responsibility to check your UB email. Failure to view your eBill will not be accepted as a reason to waive the late payment fee.
eBills do not change when activity occurs AFTER the eBill is posted. New activity details will be available on the Account Inquiry screen in your HUB Student Center.
The dates below represent when billing statements will be generated for any unpaid balances or additional activity since the last billing. Payment is due in full by the first due date. If you do not pay the balance owed, you will receive a late fee. All payments must be posted by 6 p.m. (EST) on a payment due date. Please note that the four billing dates are NOT a payment plan.
Spring 2019 Billing Dates
Dates of eBill Notification
Dec. 21, 2018*
Jan. 23, 2019
Feb. 11, 2019**
March 13, 2019
March 18, 2019
April 17, 2019
April 22, 2019
May 22, 2019
*If you register on or before Dec. 20, 2018
**If you register after Dec. 20, 2018
Tools and Resources used to Build a Class Schedule
An academic advisor can show you how to use various tools and also help you create a plan to complete prerequisites for a given major, and complete UB Curriculum requirements.
Undergraduate Catalog and HUB Academic Requirements report
You will use both of these resources to select courses to satisfy Acceptance Criteria and Major Requirements along with courses to satisfy the UB Curriculum areas. Generally speaking you find the HUB Academic Requirements report much easier to understand if you first start with corresponding information as listed in the Undergraduate Catalog.
Use the Academic Requirements report to find which courses need to be taken for Acceptance Criteria for specified major.
What-if report. If you are listed as an undecided student, or you are considering a different major you can run a What-if Report for that major. The What-If Report can depict an Acceptance Criteria section in which Prerequisite Course information can be found, and specific information regarding Acceptance Criteria grade point averages for Acceptance Criteria courses, and overall courses.
Use the Schedule Builder to create a list of courses for the upcoming semester and then Generate Schedule scenarios. As you go through the schedule scenarios you will, hopefully, find one that you will choose to send to your HUB Enrollment Shopping Cart.
You should choose your UB Curriculum Pathway courses by the end of your first semester at UB. Once selected you then send your choices to HUB, and in HUB you can go to the Plan tool to assign your courses to specific semesters.
The timeframe in which you are planning for next semester also corresponds to the Mid-Semester Grading Period. You can checking your Mid-term grades via the Grades section. If you have any mid-semester grades of MU (mid-semester unsatisfactory) or letter grades lower than a “C”, you should speak with your instructor.
Based upon Mid-semester grades and or test scores received to date, student in some instances the student may decide to resign from the class. However before actually resigning from a class, a student will want to determine ramifications for such action in terms of financial aid, scholarships, or for international students their visa requirements. The last day to resign from a Fall 2018 class is Friday, November 9, 2018.
Students should on a weekly look at the HUB Holds box. A Hold until resolved may prevent you from adding, dropping/resigning classes.
The day before your scheduled Enrollment Date, students should review their Enrollment Shopping Cart specifically looking at the Status column to ensure that the courses are still open. If closed the student will need to either select a new section of the course, or a course to satisfy a different area altogether.
Registration for all Enrollment Dates currently start at 7:00 a.m. At this time a student would go to their Shopping Cart, and select depending on display either Enroll or Proceed to Step 2 of 3. The next page will give the student a chance to review before clicking the Finish Enrolling button. On the Shopping Cart Results page students will look at the Status column to determine if the course has been added to schedule, or if they need to continue the registration process by selecting other courses.
The Last Day to Resign a 15-week Standard Session course
The last day to Resign a 15-week Standard Session course will be Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 by 11:59 p.m.
Before you Resign a Course discuss implications with…
An academic advisor will ask questions to understand your reasons for resigning a course. In some instances this will lead to a discussion of choosing a different major.
An academic advisor can show you the Course Repeat Policy, and see if the course you want to resign is on the Course Enrollment Control Policy.
An academic advisor can explain how resigning a course may require that you register for that class in summer or winter term, and or how it might add an extra semester to complete your degree.
You can find your assigned Advising Office in the Advisor Box on your HUB Student Center. You can also find contact information on the Undergraduate Advising Directory.
Financial Aid Advisor
If you receive financial aid, hopefully you understand the criteria that you will need to attain in order to maintain your financial aid eligibility. If you do not know this, then you should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor. You can arrange a meeting by calling the Financial Aid Office at 716-645-8232.
Resigning a course may have a negative impact upon you financial aid.(Satisfactory Academic Progress [SAP], TAP Award, Excelsior Scholarship). To determine impact go to 1Capen and request to speak with a financial aid advisor.
International Student Advisor
If you are an international student, you must be registered for at least 12.0 credit hours. If you are thinking about resigning from a class, and the result is that you are enrolled in less than 12.0 credit hours, you must go to the International Student Services Office at 210 Talbert Hall, 716-645-2258.
Tuesday, September 4 by 11:59 pm via your MyUB HUB Student Center.
The first week of classes ensure you:
Have no questions or concerns about your courses, particularly your math, science or foreign language classes.
Check the room locations of your classes – some of them may have changed! You need at least 20 minutes to get from the North Campus spine to the Ellicott Complex and at least an hour of travel time from the North and South Campus.
Attend every class! Don’t miss the opportunity to get the syllabus for each class, meet your instructors and gain an understanding of what you will be learning during the semester.
MyUB Reminders (myub.buffalo.edu):
Check your UB email daily!
Access UBlearns for course/classroom materials. (Note: Not all instructors utilize UBlearns.)