Thursday
07/02/20

Innovative Ideas to Solve Current Problems – Housing

Are you interested in Urban and Public Affairs, Sociology, Architecture, Urban Planning, then you might be interested in this video produced by the B1M.

Thursday
07/02/20

Problem Solving, Adaptation, Innovation

Are you interested in cities, economics, urban design, sociology, public health, then take a look at this video to see how experts are considering in this case how to aid commuters in the post-covid-19 world.

Monday
06/22/20

Have your earned college credits? Have you sent them to UB?

Forward Your Transcripts

Ask the registrar’s office at your previous college(s) to send an official transcript to ub-admissions@buffalo.edu or:

  • Office of Admissions
  • University at Buffalo
  • 12 Capen Hall
  • Buffalo, NY 14260-1660

Electronic versions of your transcripts are strongly recommended. A separate official transcript must be received from each institution you previously attended.

If you have completed fewer than 24 credit hours at the time of application, ask your high school to send UB an official transcript. SAT or ACT results should be forwarded directly to UB from the testing agency. UB’s SAT code is 2925. Our ACT code is 2978.

Final Transcripts

If you currently have courses in progress, please ask the registrar of your college to send a final official transcript directly to the Office of Admissions as soon as the semester is completed. Be sure that any degree received is noted on the transcript. Your acceptance is provisional until final records are received.

Proof of High School Graduation

To verify that your final transcript and proof of high school graduation have been received, please call admissions processing at 716-645-6403. Please be aware that if you are filing for any type of state or federal aid, receipt of a final high school transcript or GED will be required before any funds can be disbursed to you.

Mail both to:

  • Office of Admissions
  • University at Buffalo
  • 12 Capen Hall
  • Buffalo, NY 14260-1660
Monday
06/22/20

Fall 2020 semester, student schedules and class information are temporarily unavailable in the HUB Student Center

Important Notice:

As the university implements plans for the fall 2020 semester, student schedules and class information are temporarily unavailable in the HUB Student Center and on our websites. We appreciate your patience and are actively working to deliver the best academic and community experiences possible in accordance with public health guidelines.

UB will communicate with all students when the fall 2020 schedule is finalized and will provide further instructions about making adjustments to course schedules.

Students who do not intend to return to UB for the fall 2020 semester can find resources on the Office of the Registrar’s Leaving UB page.

Source: UB Office of the Registrar

 

Thursday
05/21/20

Have you Checked your Spring 2020 Semester Final Grades

Graphic to show student's where to find their final grades in the new HUB Fluid layout

Finding your Final Grades in HUB

  1. To view your Final Grades you will need to login into MyUB and then click the HUB Student Center tab.
  2. Click the Grades and Awards tile.
  3. You will land on the Grades page, and this will show you the Final Grades for the most recent completed semester/session.

How a Grades Point Average is Computed

A Grade Point Average (gpa) is computed by diving the total number of Grade Points earned by the total number of Credit Hours attempted. How to Compute a Grade Point Average.

Assessing your Final Grades

To further understand your final grades, you will want to become familiar with the Undergraduate Catalog: Explanation of Grades section.

Assessing your Final Grades and your Progress to Satisfying Acceptance Criteria for your Major

Graphic to show which HUB tile a student should select to access their Academic Advisement Reports (AAR or What-if AAR)

You will find your Academic Advising Report (AAR), in the Academic Progress tile of your HUB Student Center.

After selecting the Academic Advising Report link, scroll down the report the Acceptance Criteria Section.  Here you will find the listing of the Acceptance Criteria courses that have been completed, in-progress, or yet to be taken.  You will also find your Acceptance Criteria grade point average in this section.

If your semester Grade Point Average is below a 2.00, you are not in Good Academic Standing.  If you receive Financial Aid, this may affect your aid eligibility for the upcoming semester.  You should discuss with a Financial Aid Advisor as soon as possible by contacting the Office of Financial Aid.   Additionally, you may need to either adjust your schedule and or change your major. To find your assigned Advising Office click the Advisors link in Academic Progress tile.

Spring 2020 Recover S/U Grade Recovery Tutorial

The Office of the Registrar has created a Spring 2020 Tutorial S/U Grade Recovery

 

 

 

Thursday
05/14/20

Extended Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grading Period ends on May 16, 2020

The last day to submit a S/U from Spring 2020 Classes: Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students may opt to have a course graded as Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) in lieu of traditional letter grades, where “S” indicates credit earned and “U” indicates no credit earned.

For further policy and procedure information on S/U grading, consult the Undergraduate Catalog Explanation of Grades and scroll down to the pertinent section called Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grading. If opting to take a course S/U, be sure and also complete the Request for Undergraduate S/U Grade Form.

For spring 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic, students may request an S/U in lieu of a letter grade by completing the Request for Undergraduate S/U Grade Form by the end of the final exam period of the semester. For spring 2020 only, S/U grades may be elected for any course including those that count toward UB Curriculum general education requirements and major requirements (with some limited exceptions). These grades will be noted by S* and U* in place of S and U, respectively. Pass (TP) and Satisfactory (TS) grades earned in transfer coursework completed in spring 2020 at domestic higher education institutions may similarly be applied towards UB Curriculum and major requirements.

To recover letter grades for courses taken in spring 2020 or later, please us the S/U tool (UBIT Name and password required). For courses taken prior to spring 2020, use the Undergraduate S/U Grade Recovery Request form.

Students in certain majors who select S/U grading for a course may not be able to count that course towards the major or major-prerequisites. The following majors are affected:

  • Nursing (Major Prerequisites and Requirements)
  • Occupational Therapy (Major Prerequisites and Requirements)
  • Accounting (Major Requirements only. MGA 201 and 202 may be taken S/U.)

Additional information on S/U grading for undergraduate students can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog covering the academic year in which the course was taken:

Source: Office of the Registrar: Special Grading Policies

Thursday
05/14/20

May 16, 2020 is the last day to Resign from a Spring 2020 class

The last day to Resign from Spring 2020 Classes: Saturday, May 16, 2020

The last day to day to resign from a Spring 2020 class (15-week Standard Session, and or 7-week 2nd half of semester) is Saturday, May 16, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Before you Resign from a Class

Academic Advisor

Before resigning from a class you should speak with your academic advisor to determine if there may be consequence.  Your advisor or advising office contact information can be found in your HUB Student Center.  Click the Academic Progress tile.  This will bring you to the Advisors page where you will see the contact email for your advisor or advising office.

Financial Aid

Will resigning a class bring you below 12.0 credit hours for the Semester?

If yes and you receive Financial Aid you need to speak with a financial aid advisor, 716-645-8232 or via email at UBFA@buffalo.edu

International Student – Undergraduate

Will resigning a class bring you below 12.0 credit hours for the Semester?

If yes, then you must first schedule an appointment with one an International Student Services advisor to see if you can submit a Reduced Course Load form (this can only be done once during your Undergraduate career). Go to the International Student Services Contact Us page and  follow the instruction listed in the Schedule Appointment section.

How to Resign from a class

  1. Log into your HUB Student Center
  2. Click the Manage Classes tile
  3. This will bring you to the View My Schedule page.  On the left hand side of the page you will see a series of tabs, select the Drop Classes tab.
  4. You may then be asked to select a Semester or Term
  5. You will then see a listing of your current courses. Check the box of the course that you want to Resign and then click the Next or Continue button.
  6. On the next page you will see just the course you wish to Resign. Click the Finish Dropping button.

Wednesday
05/06/20

S/U Grades: Are they right for you?

S/U Grades: Are they right for you?

Undergraduate students may opt to have a course graded as Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) in lieu of traditional letter grades, where S indicates credit earned and U indicates no credit earned. For spring 2020 only, S/U grades may be selected for any course, including those that count toward UB Curriculum general education requirements (with some limited exceptions). Any grade that is C or higher will convert into an S, otherwise it is a U (C- through F).

 Six Questions to Determine if S/U Grades are Right for You?

1. Do you need a letter grade to meet the GPA requirements for graduation?
2. Do you need a letter grade to boost your GPA?
3. Do you need to maintain a certain GPA for your scholarship and/or to progress in your major?
4. Are you interested in graduate school? If so, many graduate programs across the country often require letter grades for courses relavant to the discipline, as do law and medical schools.
5. Are you attempting to make the Dean’s List for spring 2020? Remember, you will need to complete 15 credits, with 12 graded credits, to be eligible.
6. Are you working toward Latin Honors? Any courses taken as S/U will not count toward Latin Honors eligibility.

REMEMBER: S/U grades do not figure into GPA calculations and you must still maintain engagement in the class in order to earn an S grade.

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, taking an S/U grade may not be the
best option for you. However, you do not have to make this decision right away. You have
until the last day of final exams to submit a request. To view the updated S/U policy and
to get the information you need for making decisions to support your academic success
this semester, visit buffalo.edu/academicaffairs/academic-resources.

Friday
05/01/20

Thinking about studying abroad?

STUDY ABROAD INFORMATION SESSIONS

Thinking about studying abroad? Don’t know where to start? Join one of our Study Abroad Information Sessions on Zoom to learn more. Our Graduate Assistants will present on 80+ UB programs, hundreds of SUNY programs, and information on financial aid and available scholarships! There will also be time for Q&A to answer any questions you may have. 

Monday, May 4 from 10:00AM – 11:00AM

Join Zoom Meeting

https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/98430497956?pwd=dm54cllKcHRsTGdDSWN4cnB2eDNxZz09

Meeting ID: 984 3049 7956

Password: 021425

Friday, May 15 from 2:00PM – 3:00PM

Join Zoom Meeting

https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/93816808528?pwd=UUlhMFBjaC83VzRrVkh6eG4wZUV2dz09

Meeting ID: 938 1680 8528

Password: 012427

Additionally, the Study Abroad Programs Team is working remotely during this global pandemic. Students may connect with us by phone (716) 645-3912 or email studyabroad@buffalo.edu on Monday – Friday, 8:30AM – 4:30PM! We are happy to schedule one-on-one advising appointments and answer any questions they may have.

Friday
04/10/20

Spring 2020: The Academic Information You Need to Know!

Spring 2020: The Academic Info You Need to Know!

Get the information and resources you need for making decisions to support your academic success this semester.