Have you Checked your Spring 2020 Semester Final Grades

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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





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


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

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.


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


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