Thursday
01/03/19

Winter Session 2019 Dates

Posted January 3, 2019 in Uncategorized

Winter Session 2019 (3-week)

Classes begin: Thursday, January 3, 2019

Last day to Add/Drop Winter Session classes: Friday, January 4, 2019

Last day to Resign Winter Session classes: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Last day of classes Winter Session: Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Final Grades posted to HUB: first week of February 2019

Source: Registrar – Class Registration – Winter 2019, Registrar – Grades

Friday
12/21/18

Fall Semester 2018 Final Grades will be posted to HUB during 1st week of January 2019

Posted December 21, 2018 in Grading

Final grades for Fall Semester 2018 classes should all be posted to HUB between now and the first week of January.

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:

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

Last updated: November 28, 2018 7:33 pm EST

Tuesday
12/18/18

Spring Semester 2019 Billing Dates

Posted December 18, 2018 in Important Dates

 

Spring Semester 2019 Billing Dates

Late Registration Fee

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 6:00 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 eBill Due
December 21, 2018* January 23, 2019
February 11, 2019** March 13, 2019
March 18, 2019 April 17, 2019
April 22, 2019 May 22, 2019

*If you register on or before December 20, 2018
**If you register after December 20, 2018

Source: Office of Student Accounts – Spring Billing Dates

Friday
12/07/18

UB Grading: Letter Grades and their Grade Point Values

Posted December 7, 2018 in Grading

UB Grading diagram: Letter Grades and their Grade Point Value

Explanation of UB Letter Grades and Grade Point Values

For grading purposes each letter grade has a specific grade point value:

A = 4.00  (High Distinction)

A- = 3.67 (High Distinction)

B+  = 3.3 (Superior)

B = 3.00 (Superior)

B- = 2.67 (Superior)

C+ = 2.33 (Average)

C = 2.00 (Average)

C- = 1.67 (Average)

D+ = 1.33 (Minimum Passing Grade)

D = 1.00 (Minimum Passing Grade)

F = 0.00 (Failure)

To review UB’s Grading policies refer to the Undergraduate Catalog: Grading Section – Explanation of Grades.

Computing a Grade Point Average (gpa)

To compute a grade point average, determine the total number of “Letter Graded credit hours”.  Then determine the Grade Points earned for each course (number of credit hours multiplied by the Grade Point value for that Letter grade).  Next, add up the grade points earned for each course.  Finally, divide the total number of grade points earned by the total number of “letter grade credit hours”.

Fall Semester Grades Posted to HUB

Final Grades for Fall Semester 2018 courses should be posted to student’s HUB Student Center during the first week of January 2019.

 

 

 

Monday
12/03/18

Finding your Final Grades and Grade Point Averages

Posted December 3, 2018 in Grading, New Students

Picuture of where to find final grades and grade point averages in HUB

Final Grades

All final grades for Fall Semester 2018 should be posted to HUB during the first week of January 2019. Source:  Registrar – Grading

Where to find your Grades in HUB

You will find your grades by term/semester via the HUB My Grades link.  When reviewing your grades you may also want to view the Undergraduate Catalog  – Explanation of Grades section.

 

Computing a Grade Point Average

Graphic showing how  a Grade Point Average is computed.  Steps are explained in body test

  1. Determine the number of Grade Points Earned for each course. Formula:  (number of credit hours for the course) x (Grade Point Value for the Letter Grade)
  2. Find the total number of Letter Graded Credit Hours
  3. Divide the Total Grade Points Earned by the Total Number of Credit hours.  Ex: 56.35 / 26.0 = 2.17gpa

 

Thursday
11/29/18

Have you selected your GLOBAL and THEMATIC Pathway courses?

Posted November 29, 2018 in Did You Know?, HUB Tips, Uncategorized

Graphic asking if students have selected their UBC Global and Thematic courses

Have you selected your UB Curriculum (UBC) Global and Thematic Pathway courses?

UB students should select their UB Pathway courses by the end of their first semester at UB.  If you do not know how to choose your pathway courses, you can view a tutorial on the Pathfinder Tool.  Many students also find it helpful to schedule a meeting with an academic advisor to discuss the process of selecting pathway courses.

Once a student has selected their pathway courses, they will send them to HUB.

In HUB, students are able to the Plan tool to assign pathway courses to future semesters.

Another HUB tool that students use to track their progress in completing all of the UBC areas is the Academic Requirements report.

The HUB Milestones box also provides a quick view with regard to your progress on the UB Curriculum areas.

HUB Locations for tools that relate to the UB Curiculum Areas

 

Friday
11/16/18

Have you begun studying for Final Exams?

Posted November 16, 2018 in Did You Know?, Important Dates

List of End of Semester Dates

Have you started studying for your Final Exams?

Fall Semester 2018

Last day of Classes: Friday, December, 2019

Final Exam Period: Monday, December 10 – Monday, December 17, 2018

Final Grades for Fall Semester 2018 posted to HUB: First week in January 2018

Source: Registrar – Grading

Wednesday
11/07/18

Do you know which tools and resources you will use to build your Spring 2019 Class Schedule?

Posted November 7, 2018 in Did You Know?, Grading, HUB Tips, Important Dates

Graphic listing the tools in HUB that are used to build a class schedule

Tools and Resources used to Build a Class Schedule

Academic Advisor

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.

HUB Tools

  • 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.

 

 

 

Tuesday
10/30/18

Before you Resign from a Class you should understand Implications

Posted October 30, 2018 in Did You Know?, Important Dates, New Students

Before you resign from a course you should speak with an advisor, refer to body text

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, November 9, 2018 by 11:59 p.m.

Before you Resign a Course discuss implications with…

Academic Advisor

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.

Thursday
10/18/18

Do You Know When You Can Begin Registering for Spring 2019 Classes?

Posted October 18, 2018 in Did You Know?, New Students

Refer to the HUB Enrollment Date box to find when you can begin registering for Spring 2019 classesYour HUB Enrollment Dates box

You can find the date upon which you can begin registering for Spring 2019 classes in your HUB Enrollment Date.

While looking at your HUB Student Center page, also check the Holds box to ensure that there are no hold displayed.  A hold may prevent you from adding, Dropping, or resigning from classes.

To create your list of Spring 2019 classes refer to the Program Requirements tab for your major as listed in the Undergraduate Catalog.  You will also want to refer to your HUB My Requirements report.  From both of these sources you can use the HUB Schedule Builder to: Create a List of Courses; Generate multiple schedules for those courses; and once you select a particular schedule, send it to your HUB Enrollment Shopping Cart.

If you have questions about your course selections, Acceptance Requirements for your intended major, and or UB Curriculum and Pathway requirements,  schedule an appointment with an academic advisor. You can find your assigned advising office in the HUB Advisor box.