Tuesday
02/26/19

Preparing for your Academic Advising Appointment

1. Research UB MAJORS

Narrow down which major(s) will be a good fit for your interests and academic strengths.

2. Know How to use HUB, Path Finder & Schedule Builder

View the HUB Student Center Training Guides on the HUB Support Website, including:

  • View Your Holds and Your Advisor.
  • My Advisement Report Overview (if My Planner is used, all planned classes will be incorporated).
  • Create a What-If Advisement Report.
  • Guide to using My Planner (to plan classes for your entire undergraduate career).
  • My Transfer Credit Evaluation Overview.
  • Selecting UB Curriculum Pathways courses via Path Finder.
  • Enroll Using Class Search.
  • Schedule Builder Basics and Tips.

3. Prepare to Register (Review your HUB Student Center Academics Information in MyUB):

On the Student Center tab, in the next few weeks, check your Enrollment Appointment window in the Enrollment Dates box (right side margin) to see what day you can begin registering at 7 a.m. for your upcoming semester’s classes.

Ensure you check your Enrollment Appointment window for both summer and fall registration!

On the Student Center tab, (Academics section), use the drop down menu (left side margin) to locate your Academic Requirements (My Advisement Report), Academic Planner and Transfer Credit Reports. On the Student Center tab, under More Academic Resources section, (lower right hand margin), locate Path Finder.    

View your My Advisement and My Planner Reports and make note of courses you would like to take next semester (and in future semesters). Search for Classes in HUB to learn what courses are being offered and click on Schedule Builder to prepare a schedule that best meets your needs. The Class Schedule is also available on the Office of the Registrar website (left side margin).

If you earned any Advanced Placement (AP), alternative credit or transfer coursework, make sure it is recorded on your Transfer Credit Report. For information on how to send alternative credit or transfer coursework to UB visit:

4. Be Informed

  • Keep abreast of important information and deadlines by reading the Be Advised newsletter.
  • Ensure timely graduation by completing 30 credits a year, declaring your major by 45 credits and gaining acceptance to your major by 60 credits.
  • Access free on-campus tutoring and support your physical and mental health.

5. Start Planning for your Career

Career Services can help you think through your decisions about planning for majors and careers. Learn more about your interests, skills and values and how to apply this knowledge to your academic and career plans. Call 716-645-2231 or stop by Capen 259 to schedule an appointment.

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

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

 

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.

Thursday
10/18/18

Do You Know When You Can Begin Registering for Spring 2019 Classes?

Refer to the HUB Enrollment Date box to find when you can begin registering for Spring 2019 classesYour HUB Enrollment Dates box

You can find the date upon which you can begin registering for Spring 2019 classes in your HUB Enrollment Date.

While looking at your HUB Student Center page, also check the Holds box to ensure that there are no hold displayed.  A hold may prevent you from adding, Dropping, or resigning from classes.

To create your list of Spring 2019 classes refer to the Program Requirements tab for your major as listed in the Undergraduate Catalog.  You will also want to refer to your HUB My Requirements report.  From both of these sources you can use the HUB Schedule Builder to: Create a List of Courses; Generate multiple schedules for those courses; and once you select a particular schedule, send it to your HUB Enrollment Shopping Cart.

If you have questions about your course selections, Acceptance Requirements for your intended major, and or UB Curriculum and Pathway requirements,  schedule an appointment with an academic advisor. You can find your assigned advising office in the HUB Advisor box.

Monday
10/08/18

Have you looked at the Spring 2019 Class Schedule?

Picture announcing that the Spring 2019 Class Schedule is available for viewing

Spring 2019 Class Schedule is available for viewing in your HUB Student Center.

You can also now use HUB Schedule Builder to create a list of courses to take for Spring semester and then generate sample schedules.   Once you identify a specific schedule, you can send it to your HUB Enrollment Shopping Cart.

In the next week or so, you should see the specific date upon which you can begin registering for Spring 2019 classes. This will appear in your HUB Enrollment Dates box.

You should check your Shopping Cart the day before your Enrollment Date, to ensure that all of your courses have the of Status: Open.  If the course status is closed, the you will want to select other courses or times.  Even if the course status is open on the morning of registration, a course could still close before you get into the registration queue.  If this happens, you will also look for alternative courses or times.

To discuss your plans, schedule an appointment with your assigned advising office which you can find in your HUB Advisor box.

Tuesday
09/25/18

Are you checking your UBmail daily?

Reminder - check your UB mail dailyChecking your UBmail daily should be an ongoing aspect of your time management and study plan.

Thursday
09/06/18

HUB To-do Action Items – September 2018

Diagram of HUB showing links to actions that should be done in September

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?

  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. 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 .
  4. 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.
Wednesday
09/05/18

Fall Semester 2018 Week 1 and 2 Reminders

Reminders for Fall Semester Weeks 1 and 2

Last Day to Drop/Add Fall Classes:

Tuesday, September 4 by 11:59 pm via your MyUB HUB Student Center.

The first week of classes ensure you:

  • Have no questions or concerns about your courses, particularly your math, science or foreign language classes.
  • Check the room locations of your classes – some of them may have changed! You need at least 20 minutes to get from the North Campus spine to the Ellicott Complex and at least an hour of travel time from the North and South Campus.
  • Attend every class! Don’t miss the opportunity to get the syllabus for each class, meet your instructors and gain an understanding of what you will be learning during the semester.

MyUB Reminders (myub.buffalo.edu):

  • Check your UB email daily!
  • Access UBlearns for course/classroom materials. (Note: Not all instructors utilize UBlearns.)