Tuesday
01/07/20

Have you Checked your Fall Semester Final Grades

Graphic to show which tile to click to view your Final Grades

Graphic displaying which tile to select in order to find your Final Grades. Refer to body text.

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 tile to select to access your 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday
11/21/19

Once Semester Grades are Posted you will want to Review your Academic Plan and Goals

Building, Evaluating, and Adapting your Academic Plan

By now you should have met with an academic advisor to map out course selection for next semester and beyond, and hopefully registered for those classes.  Final Grades for this semester will be posted to your HUB Student Center by the first week or early second week of January 2020.

Evaluating your Academic Plan

Once your final grades have been posted, it is wise to review your results using your HUB Academic Advising Report (HUB Training Guide – Viewing your Academic Advisement Report) to see then how your are progressing with respect to completion of UB Curriculum areas, and with respect to progress in completion of Acceptance Criteria requirements for your major.  Each major has course completion and grade point average baselines that you must minimally meet.  If your are not meeting those baselines, then it is time to personally exam what you need to do differently and or think about a different major.  In either case you will want to discuss your thoughts and ideas with an academic advisor during the semester break. We advise not to wait until the beginning of the semester, as class availability may be much reduced.

If your are an Undecided student, do know how to run a What-if Report?

If you are not coded as the major you are working toward, you will want to run a HUB What-if Report for that major to see your courses applied to that major. If you do not know how to select a HUB What-if Report refer to the  HUB Training Guide – How to create a HUB What-if Report.

If your Semester or Overall GPA is below 2.00, you are not in Good Academic Standing

Your final grades are posted to your HUB Student Center at a specified time range after the conclusion of the Final Exam Period (refer to Registrar – Grades). If you do not understand UB’s Grading System refer to the Undergraduate Catalog – Explanation of Grades.

If your UB Semester GPA and or your UB Overall GPA is below a 2.00, then you are not in Good Academic Standing (Refer to Undergraduate Catalog – Academic Standards Review), you will want to speak with an academic advisor as soon as possible.  A student who is not in Good Academic Standing may not be eligible to participate in extra curricular activities.  Not being in being in Good Academic Standing may also impact a student’s eligibility  to receive financial aid.

Your Plan and Financial Aid and Scholarship Eligibility

If you receive financial aid and or a scholarship, you will want to ensure that you are minimally meeting the Financial Aid Eligibility requirements. If you are not meet this criteria you may not be eligible for next semester or future aid (depending on your Financial Aid Package),  you must speak with a financial aid advisor over winter break.

Tuesday
10/01/19

Mid-Term Grading Period

Have you checked your Mid-Term Grades?

Instructors are assigning mid-term grades for Fall 2019 undergraduate classes. They will continue to do so until the tenth week of the semester.

You can view your mid-term grades by going to your HUB Student Center. Click the Grades and Awards tile.

Most instructor will assign a grade of MS = Mid-semester Satisfactory, or MU = Mid-semester Unsatisfactory.  Some instructors may also assign a Letter Grade ( A through F).

If you have any mid-semester grades of MU, or letter grades less than a C, discuss options with your instructor as soon as possible.

After speaking with your instructor, you may also want to discuss options and or ramifications with an Academic Advisor and or Financial Aid Advisor.

Last day to Resign a 15-week Standard Session course is Friday, November 8, 2019, by 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Source:  Registrar – Mid-Semester Review

HUB Student Center Training Guides: Viewing Grades

Need extra help?

Asking for help when you need it is one of the smartest things you can do. UB has many services to help students who wish to improve their academic performance. Our tutoring services are free and available in subjects like math, writing and science. Remember, seeking help doesn’t mean you’re failing! It’s the first step on your path to success.  To find tutoring for some of the most common first year courses, click the Tutoring link.

Wednesday
05/22/19

Have you checked your Spring Semester Final Grades in your HUB Student Center?

Final Grades

  • Final Grades should be posted by the third week of May. Source: UB Registrar – Grading.
  • Did earn grades lower than a “C” in Prerequisite Courses? If yes, you may need to repeat the course, or depending on the grades earned in other prerequisite courses are below a “C”, you may need to Change your Major.
  • If your semester grade point average and your UB cumulative grade point average are below a 2.0, you have a Grade Point Deficit (GPD). If your GPD is 20 points or more, you will be reviewed for Academic Dismissal. Sources: UB Undergraduate Catalog – Academic Standards Review, and UB Registrar – Dismissal Process.
  • If you earned a semester GPA of 3.6 or higher and took at least fifteen credit hours, Of which at least 12 were graded (A – F), then you made the Dean’s List. Source: UB Undergraduate Catalog – Dean’s List

Actions you may need to take.

  • If you have been earning grades lower than a “C” (2.00), then you need to assess your goals, the way in which your manage your time, and evaluate your study skills. It is highly recommended that you consult with an academic advisor as soon as possible.  Refer to the Undergraduate Advising Directory.
  • Goals, were your goals realistic? What got in the way of meeting your academic goals?How are you going to set achievable goals for the upcoming year?  Check out our colleagues at UMASS Dartmouth – SMART GOALS page.
  • If you receive financial aid and your semester and or overall GPA is less than 2.00, you will want to speak with a financial aid advisor immediately to determine if you are eligible for aid for the upcoming semester or year.

 

 

Tuesday
05/07/19

Have you looked at your HUB Final Exam Schedule?

Final Exam Schedule

Your final exam schedule is available in your HUB Student Center (via MyUB).

Student Responsibility for Exam Conflicts

Beginning in the fall 2014 term final exam information will be available one week prior to the start of fall classes.

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

Students who find themselves with an unavoidable exam conflict should contact the instructors of the courses and explain the conflict in exams. Usually one instructor will be able to schedule an alternate time for the student to take their exam. If students are unable to arrange the re-scheduling of examinations with the faculty, undergraduate students should contact the appropriate dean’s office and graduate students should contact their academic department.

Final Exam Scheduled for More Than One Classroom

If your final exam is assigned to more than one classroom, contact your instructor during the last week of classes to determine where to report for the exam.

Source: Office of the Registrar – Final Exam Schedule

Friday
04/26/19

Have you started studying for your Final Exams?

Upcoming dates related to end of the semester

  • Last day of Spring Semester 2019 classes: Friday, May 10, 2019
  • Reading Days: Saturday, May 11, 2019 and Sunday, May 12, 2019
  • Final Exam Period: Monday, May 13 to Saturday, May 18, 2019
  • Final Grades posted to HUB by Spring grades available third week in May

Sources: 2018-2019 Academic Calendar, Registrar – Grades

Tuesday
04/09/19

Last day to Resign from a 15-week Standard Session Course: Friday, April 19, 2019

Graphic informing undergraduate that the last day to Resign from a 15-week Standard Session course will be April 19, 2019. Refer to body text for more information

The last day to resign from a 15-week Standard Session Course

The last day to resign from a 15-week Standard Session Course is Friday, April 19, 2019 by 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Before resigning a course:

  • A student should speak with an academic advisor to discuss the pros and cons of resigning a course.
  • A student should consider if they will need to register for the course in a future semester. If so, then the ill want to see if the course is listed among the Course Enrollment Control List.  If it is, then a student may need to repeat during a Summer or Winter Session.

How to Resign a Course

Students electing to Resign from a course will log into their HUB Student Center.

  1. In the HUB Academic section they will select Enroll link.
  2. They will next be asked to select the semester, or session, for which they want to resign a course.
  3. For the selected semester, a student will now see a listing of all of the course in which they are registered. Next to each course there will be a check box. Select the course to be resigned.
  4. Click the Drop Selected Classes button.
  5. Click the Finish Dropping button.
  6. To confirm that the course has been dropped, go to the HUB Academic section and click the View My Grades link.
  7. Select the appropriate semester/session and find the course. In the Grade Column, you will see that an “R” is listed.  A resigned course does not have a grade point value, and therefore is not used in the calculation of your grade point average (gpa).
  8. If you receive financial aid, a resigned course will be used in the calculation of a student’s Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  9. Before you resign a course, and you receive financial aid, discuss implications of resigning a course upon your financial aid eligibility.  Go to 1Capen and ask to speak with the next available financial aid advisor.

Sources:

Undergraduate Catalog: Grading> Repeat Policy> (Course Enrollment Control Policy). You will need to scroll to the bottom of the page.

UB Registrar – Drop / Add/ Resign Courses

UB Financial Aid – Undergraduate Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

 

Tuesday
03/19/19

Have you checked your Mid-term Grades in HUB

Mid-term Grading Period

Instructors will be assigning Mid-term Grades through the tenth week of the semester (Sunday, April 7, 2019 through Saturday, April 13, 2019).

You can view your Mid-term Grades by going to the View My Grades section of your HUB Student Center, and click the Mid-term Grades tab.

  • MS = Mid-semester Satisfactory, or Letter Grades: A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C.  Okay, so far!
  • MU = Mid-semester Unsatisfactory, or Letter Grades: C-, D+, D, F. Not so good, discuss with your instructor immediately!

Source: Office of the Registrar: Mid-semester Review

What you should do if have Unsatisfactory Mid-term Grades

  1. 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.
  2. If you receive financial aid, discuss the impact of resigning a course or courses upon your financial aid eligibility.
  3. 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.

Source: Office of the Registrar: Important Dates for Spring Semester

Friday
12/21/18

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

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

Friday
12/07/18

UB Grading: Letter Grades and their Grade Point Values

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.