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)

 

Monday
04/08/19

Fall Semester Class Registration will soon begin. Do you know which courses you will take?

Graphic announcing that FAll 2019 Course registration will be gin soo. Refer to body text for details

Finding the Date and Time when you can begin to register for Fall 2019 classes

To find your specific Enrollment Date and Time look at your HUB Enrollment Dates box. The start time for all Fall 2019 registration dates will be 7:00 a.m. EDT.

Which courses do you need to take next semester?

Two resources that will help you plan and manage your academic path are the Undergraduate Catalog, and the HUB Academic Requirements Report. From these resources you will be able to determine which courses can be used to satisfy Degree Requirements, and the courses and grade point averages required for a major.

Who can help you plan your schedule?

To find your currently assigned Advising Office go the your HUB Advising box.  An advisor can show you how to become familiar with the Undergraduate Catalog.  They can also explain how to read your HUB Academic Requirements Report, and how to select your Thematic and Global Pathway courses using the UB Curriculum Pathfinder Tool. Additionally an advisor can show you how to use the HUB Schedule Builder and Enrollment Shopping Cart functions.

An advisor can also show you where to find your Mid-term and Final Grades via the HUB My Grades function. In addition to looking at individual grades, they will also use the HUB Academic Requirements Report or run a HUB What-If Report to determine your grades point averages for a given major.

 

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
02/08/19

Course Resign Periods – Spring Semester 2019

15-week Standard Session courses

Friday, February 8, 2019 through Friday, April 19, 2019, by 11:59 p.m. EDT

7-week 1st half of semester courses (7-week1)

Friday, February 8, 2019 through Thursday, February 28, 2019, by 11:59 p.m. EDT

7-week 2nd half of semester courses (7-week2)

Friday, March 29, 2019 through Thursday, April 25, 2019, by 11:59 p.m. EDT

Before you Resign from a Course, you should:

  • Discuss possible implications with an academic advisor
  • If you need to repeat this course, will you have to take it during Summer or Winter Session.  Refer to Grading – Course Repeat Policy, scroll down the page to the Priority Registration for Students Attempting a Course for the First Time (Course Enrollment Control Policy) section.
  • If you receive financial aid or scholarships, discuss implications of resigning a course with a financial aid advisor.

International Students

If you are an international student and you are thinking about resigning from a course, and such action would drop you below Full-time Status (12.0 credit hours, you must first speak with an advisor at International Student Services (ISS). Their contact information is listed below:

International Student Services (ISS)
210 Talbert Hall
Univ. at Buffalo, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1604

Phone: 716-645-2258
Fax: 716-645-6197
Email: isss@buffalo.edu

General Office Hours
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday
02/05/19

Last day to Add / Drop Spring 2019 Classes

Last day to Add / Drop Spring 2019 classes: Thursday, Febraury 7, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EDT

Spring Semester 2019 Last day to Add / Drop (Revised date)

15-week Standard Session courses, and7-week 1st half of semester courses, is Thursday, February 7, 2019 by 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Thursday
01/24/19

Spring Semester 2019 – Important Dates

Monday, January 28, 2019 – Spring Semester classes begin

Monday, February 4, 2019

  • Last Day to Drop Add Spring 2019 15 Week and 7W1 Classes
  • Last do drop courses without Financial Liability

Monday, March 18 – Saturday, March 23, 2019 – Spring Recess

Monday, March 25, 2019 – Classes resume

Friday, April 19, 2019 – Last Day to Resign Spring 2019 15 Week Classes

Friday, May 10, 2019 – Last Day of Classes/Spring Semester

Saturday, May 11 – Sunday, May 12, 2019 – Reading Days

Monday, May 13 – Saturday, May 18, 2019 – Semester Final Examinations

3rd Week in May – Final Grades posted to  HUB

Sources: 

2018-2019 UB University Academic Calendar, UB Registrar Student Calendar, and UB Registrar – Grading sectionUB Student Accounts – Financial Liability Deadlines

Tuesday
12/18/18

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 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
Dec. 21, 2018* Jan. 23, 2019
Feb. 11, 2019** March 13, 2019
March 18, 2019 April 17, 2019
April 22, 2019 May 22, 2019

*If you register on or before Dec. 20, 2018
**If you register after Dec. 20, 2018

Source: Office of Student Accounts – Spring Billing Dates

Friday
11/16/18

Have you begun studying for Final Exams?

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?

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

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, Nov. 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.