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 aidand 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 aidfor 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.

Monday
12/03/18

Finding your Final Grades and Grade Point Averages

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

 

Wednesday
11/07/18

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

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.
Thursday
06/21/18

Have you Achieved the Grades you Need?

Graphic showing final grades on a block graphHave you reviewed your final grades?  Have you also looked at the grades in Acceptance Criteria courses for your major?  Are you at or above baseline threshold?

If no, you should schedule an appointment with an academic advisor as soon as possible.

You can find your assigned Academic Advising Office located in the Advisor Box on your HUB Student Center. You can also look up your advising office by the using the Undergraduate Advising Directory.