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.
Tools and Resources used to Build a Class Schedule
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.
- 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.
HUB To-do Actions You Should Do in September
The HUB is the University at Buffalo’s student information system. Within the pages of this website, students, faculty, and staff will find information and materials to assist them in performing specific activities within HUB.
Are you a new first year or transfer student?
- Did you earn college credit, AP (or other form of Alternative Credit) in high school? Did you earn college credit from an institution of higher education other than UB? Did you request to have your scores and or Official Transcripts sent to UB? If yes, then you should see these courses displayed on your Transfer Credit Report (TCR) and your Academic Requirements Report (AAR).
- Have you looked at your Fall Semester 2018 Final Exam Schedule? You want to ensure that there are no time conflicts. 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
- If you do have conflict refer to the Registrar – Final Exam Schedule section.
- Do you have any Holds displayed in your HUB? If yes, you will need to resolve them as soon as possible. Holds usually prevent you from Adding, Dropping, or Resigning courses. Read more about Using the Student Center: View Holds .
- Have you selected your UB Curriculum Pathway courses? If not, then you will want to explore and select your Thematic and Global Pathway courses by the middle of this semester. To get ready for picking your Pathways, first watch the video: Pathfinder Tool – Exploring the UB Curriculum Pathways. Once you have selected your Pathways courses you will send them to HUB. Use the Plan tool to assign your pathway courses to a specific semester.
What is an Academic Requirement Report?
The HUB Academic Advisement Report (AAR) is an advising tool that tracks progress toward graduation by showing how courses taken meet graduation requirements for all approved undergraduate programs. In HUB the AAR is labelled as an Academic Requirements report. In individualized reports, HUB summarizes all UB Curriculum and program requirements, indicating those that have been satisfied; computes the cumulative GPA; totals all credit hours taken; lists repeated courses and those taken S/U; notes incomplete courses; indicates test scores and credits granted for AP and CLEP examinations; and lists all transfer and UB courses taken.
The HUB Academic Advisement Report is useful in the following respects:
- As an advising tool: to determine progress toward completing all degree requirements;
- Applying to a department: Reports can be included in the department application process.
- Analysis of transfer credits: to verify that all transfer credits have been recorded and applied to degree requirements.
- Evaluation for degree conferral: Reports will be used to determine if students have met the requirements for graduation.
HUB Academic Advisement Reports are available for all matriculated undergraduate students via MyUB and can be generated for the current approved major or any other program when considering alternative majors. Students should examine their reports carefully and speak to an advisor if there are questions or discrepancies in the report. Read more at Undergraduate Catalog – HUB Academic Advisement Report.
Finding your HUB Academic Requirement Report
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Step 1. Click the Other Academic Drop-down Arrow
Step 2. From the Drop Down list, select the Academic Requirement link.
Step 3. Double click the Double Arrow icon.
Step 4. If you have difficulty opening or understanding your Academic Requirement’s Report, speak with an academic advisor. Your assigned advising office, location, and phone number are listed in the HUB Advisor box.
Final grades for Spring Semester 2018 should all be posted by the end of the third week in May. A student’s grades can be found on the View My Grades page in their HUB Student Center.
To be considered in Minimal Good Standing at the University at Buffalo (UB), a student must have a semester grade point average and an overall UB grade point average of 2.00.
To determine a student’s Acceptance Criteria gpa and course completion, a student would refer to their Academic Requirements report in their HUB Student Center.
If a student’s Academic Requirements report is not configured to the major desired, a student will need to run a What- if Report.
In early June the University will begin the Academic Standards Review Process. Students whose overall grade point average is below a 2.0 will either be placed on Academic Warning, Academic Probation, or Academic Dismissal. If a student falls into any of these categories, they should immediately contact an academic advisor. A student can find their Advising Office location and phone number in the Advisor Box in their HUB Student Center, or refer to the Undergraduate Advising Directory. If the student receives financial aid, or scholarships the student should immediately contact a financial aid advisor to determine how this might affect their continued eligibility to receive financial aid.
- You should schedule an appointment with an academic advisor to discuss how things are going this semester, and your upcoming plans. You can find the location and phone number of your Assigned Advising Center in your Student Center – Advisor Box.
- You should check the Student Center – Holds Box on a weekly basis. If you see a Hold listed, click the Details link to find information as to resolving the Hold as soon as possible. A Hold will prevent you from Adding and or Dropping classes.
- Do you know when you can begin to register for Fall Semester 2018 classes? No, then check the Enrollment Date box.
- How are you doing this semester? Have you checked your Mid-Term Grades? If not, click on the View My Grades or Grades link, and then select the Mid-term Grades tab. Read more about the Mid-Semester Review Process. If you have Mid-term grades of MU (Mid-semester Unsatisfactory) or Letter Grades lower than “C”, you should speak with your instructor immediately. Note the last day to Resign Spring 2018 15-week classes will be Friday, April 20, 2018.
- Which courses do you plan on taking next semester? Perhaps some that will be used toward Acceptance Criteria for your intended major, or for the major, or to satisfy UB Curriculum areas and Pathways (Path Finder Tool). The first place to look for information about Acceptance Criteria and Major Requirements for is open the Program Requirements tab for a given major the Undergraduate Degree and Course Catalog. The 4-year Curricular Plans have been reformatted (here is an example of a 4-year Curricular Plan for Geological Sciences BS.
- Once you understand the information from the Undergrad Catalog, using the My Requirements report in HUB will be much easier. If you have already selected your Pathways courses to HUB, you can click on your HUB Academic Planner, and assign courses to a particular semester.
- Once you have identified which courses you hope to take, use the Schedule Builder to create sample schedules. When you find a schedule you want, you can send it to the Enrollment Shopping Cart. Note: Adding courses to your cart does not guarantee that they will still be open when you register. You will probably want to run the Schedule Builder the evening before your Enrollment Date.
- Using the Enroll link, you will be able to start registering for your Fall Semester 2018 classes at 7:00 a.m. on the date listed in the Enrollment Date box (#3 in the diagram). Make sure that you do not have any HOLDs showing in the Hold box.
To help you plan your future semester, schedule a meeting with an academic advisor.
You will want to meet with an academic advisor at least once a semester to discuss your progress and academic plans.
- Fall Registration (and Summer) – schedule an appointment in March or April
- Spring Registration – schedule an appointment in October or November.
You can find your assigned Advising Office in the Advisor Box on your HUB Student Center. Here is a link to the Undergraduate Advising Directory.
Slide 1: New Box in HUB: Milestones
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The next time you log into your HUB Student Center, you will notice a new box on the right hand side of the page: Milestones Box.
Currently the Milestone Box is only listing four Milestone categories from the UB Curriculum: Capstone, Foundation, Pathways, and UB Seminar. There are four Milestone Status statements: Not Started, In Progress, Completed, and Ineligible.
If you are a new student, some of your classes may work toward satisfying a UB Curriculum (UBC) area. The UB Curriculum Areas are:
- UB Seminar (must be taken in your first semester at UB)
- UBC Foundations: Communication Literacy sequence (two courses). Most first semester first year students will satisfy the Communication Literacy 1 requirement by taking ENG 105. After a student has completed the Communication Literacy 1 requirement, they can then take a course from the Communication Literacy 2 listing (this should be done in consultation with an academic advisor).
- Foundations: Mathematical & Quantitative Reasoning (one course)
- Foundations: Scientific Literacy and Inquiry (Two lectures and one associated lab from Approved List)
- Foundations: Diversity Learning (one course)
- Pathways use the Pathfinder Tool to select three courses to satisfy a specific Thematic Pathway, and three different courses to satisfy a specific Global Pathway.
- UBC Capstone taken in the semester in which you are finishing your last UB Curriculum course. Typically taken in either the second-semester of Junior year or the first-semester of Senior year.
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You will use the HUB Academic Requirements report to plan and track your progress toward completing University Degree Requirements. You will start using it in your first semester, and continue each semester thereafter to refer to it to determine your progress toward:
- Meeting Acceptance Criteria for your major
- Completing all requirements for your major
- Satisfying UBC areas
- Meeting or exceeding criteria as detailed in the University Degree Requirements section
When you File for Graduation, Degree Auditors from the Office of the Register will use the Academic Requirements report to start the review process to determine if you meet all University Degree Requirements.
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Do you know where to go for advising help? In your HUB Student Center you will see an Advisor Box. In that you will see your assigned advising office, and their phone number.
You can also find advising offices using the Undergrad Advising Directory: http://advising.buffalo.edu/directory/index.php
You can find your semester final grades via your HUB Student Center – My Grades page.
Look at your Unofficial Transcript, via your HUB Student Center, to see all of your UB semesters. If you earn Dean’s List, you will see it noted for the semester in which you met Dean’s List criteria.
If you have a Grade Point Average below a 2.00, then you will have a Grade Point Deficit. Refer to your Unofficial Transcript, and look at the Points column. You will see GPD (Grade Point Deficit) and a number below. This tells you how many Grade Points you are below a 2.00 Grade Point Average.