Monday
06/22/20

Have your earned college credits? Have you sent them to UB?

Forward Your Transcripts

Ask the registrar’s office at your previous college(s) to send an official transcript to ub-admissions@buffalo.edu or:

  • Office of Admissions
  • University at Buffalo
  • 12 Capen Hall
  • Buffalo, NY 14260-1660

Electronic versions of your transcripts are strongly recommended. A separate official transcript must be received from each institution you previously attended.

If you have completed fewer than 24 credit hours at the time of application, ask your high school to send UB an official transcript. SAT or ACT results should be forwarded directly to UB from the testing agency. UB’s SAT code is 2925. Our ACT code is 2978.

Final Transcripts

If you currently have courses in progress, please ask the registrar of your college to send a final official transcript directly to the Office of Admissions as soon as the semester is completed. Be sure that any degree received is noted on the transcript. Your acceptance is provisional until final records are received.

Proof of High School Graduation

To verify that your final transcript and proof of high school graduation have been received, please call admissions processing at 716-645-6403. Please be aware that if you are filing for any type of state or federal aid, receipt of a final high school transcript or GED will be required before any funds can be disbursed to you.

Mail both to:

  • Office of Admissions
  • University at Buffalo
  • 12 Capen Hall
  • Buffalo, NY 14260-1660
Thursday
03/19/20

Alphabetical Listing of what is behind each tile in HUB

Action you want to do in HUB Go to this HUB Student Center tile:
Academic Program Information Academic Progress
Academic Requirement Report (AAR) Academic Progress
Addresses Profile
Advisor (finding your assigned advising office and advisor) Academic Progress
Apply for Graduation Academic Progress
Billing Instructions Billing / Payments
Browse Course Catalog Manage Classes
Completed Agreements To-Do / Holds
Contact Details Profile
Course History Grades / Awards
Drop Classes Manage Classes
Emergency Contacts Profile
Enrollment Dates Manage Classes
Enrollment Verification Manage Classes
Estimated Cost of Attendance Financial Aid / Scholarships
FERPA Profile
Grades Grades / Awards
Helpful Resources To-Do / Holds
Helpful Resources (Billing) Billing / Payments
Helpful Resources (Financial Aid) Financial Aid / Scholarships
Helpful Resources (Academic Progress) Academic Progress
HOLDS To-Do / Holds
Honor and Awards Grades / Awards
Milestones Academic Progress
Path Finder (for UB Curriculum area) Academic Progress
Payment Options Billing / Payments
Personal Details (Names) Profile
Planner Manage Classes
Request Official Transcript Grades / Awards
Schedule Builder Manage Classes
Search by Requirements (from your Academic Requirement Report (AAR)) Manage Classes
Select Classes Manage Classes
Swap Classes Manage Classes
To-Do Items To-Do / Holds
Transfer Credit Report Academic Progress
View Exam Schedule Manage Classes
View My Classes (List view Schedule) Manage Classes
View Unofficial Transcript Grades / Awards
Weekly Schedule Manage Classes
What-if AAR Report Academic Progress
Friday
02/28/20

Mid-semester Grading Period

Infographic showing how to find Mid-semester Grades. Steps explained in the body text.

Mid-Semester Review Process

At the midpoint of each term, instructors indicate to undergraduate students how they are progressing in their courses by providing each student with a mid-term grade. To see these evaluations, students must go to their HUB Student Center, click on the “Grades/Awards” tile, then click on the term. If no evaluation is listed for a course, the instructor was unable to provide the information, and the student should contact them directly for feedback.

These are not final grades nor do they predict final grades. However, an “MU” (midterm unsatisfactory) or any grade below a “C” means there may be concerns about:

  • Attendance
  • Inadequate preparation for class
  • Study skills
  • Adjustment issues
  • Poor performance on tests

Actions a Student Should Take

If a student receives an “MU” (midterm unsatisfactory) or any grade below a “C” they should:

  1. See the instructor during posted office hours or make an appointment to discuss the course, obtain help, and clarify issues of concern.
  2. Speak with an academic advisor to develop strategies to improve academically. A full list of advisement offices can be viewed at Undergraduate Academic Advisement website.
  3. Students can also consult the Mid-Semester Review information and success strategies.

Graphic showing grade range for MU (C- to F) and MS (C to A)

Resigning from a Course

If a student plans to resign (R) from a course, they should consult with an advisor to ensure they understand the consequences. For example, they should:

  1. Verify that they don’t have any holds which can stop them from being able to resign.
  2. Review the Course Enrollment Control Policy since a later repeat registration in a course, including a resigned course, may be limited.
  3. Realize that resignations may impact (1) financial aid; (2) medical insurance eligibility; (3) sequence of required courses; and/or (4) time to graduation.

The educational progress relies on good performance in class. The midterm review process encourages an opportunity for students to talk with their instructors, see their advisor, and to use the services UB has to offer. Mid-semester evaluation followed by positive steps can help students achieve academic success.

The last day to Resign from a 15-week class is Friday, April 17, 2020

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

Tuesday
02/11/20

UB Wellness Coaching: Empowering You to Reach Your Goals

Photo promoting UB Wellness Coaching

UB Wellness Coaching: Empowering You to Reach Your Goals

Taking a positive approach to personal development, Wellness Coaches focus on helping students set and achieve meaningful goals.

What is Wellness Coaching?

The UB Wellness Coaching Program seeks to help students define specific goals related to their overall health and wellness, and to identify and implement actionable steps to achieve their goals.

Using a strengths-based and non-judgmental approach, UB Wellness Coaches assist students in pursuing goals related to academic, physical, social, emotional, relational or spiritual wellness.

Examples of Wellness Coaching Topics

  • Academic Success
  • Active Living
  • Eating Habits
  • Financial Wellness
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Sleep Habits
  • Social Connection
  • Stress Management
  • Time Management

Who Can Benefit from Wellness Coaching?

Wellness Coaching is a short-term option for students who have a goal in mind and need help formulating a plan to reach that goal. Students meet with their coach for an initial 45-60 minute session to discuss goals, values, and motivations for making the behavior change. After that, students may meet with their coach to follow up one or more times for 20-30 minutes to adjust the strategy and assess progress.

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment, please call 716-645-3636.
Monday
02/10/20

Have you selected your UB Curriculum (UBC) Pathway courses?

Graphic showing which HUB Fluid tile to select so that you can find start the process of picking and saving your UB Curriculum Pathway choices.

UB Curriculum Pathways

The UB Curriculum Pathways are a series of courses linked together by a broad topic that you choose and examine through multiple perspectives. Through the Pathways you will develop a deep knowledge base in a chosen topic and learn how different disciplines approach a similar line of study.

You will find the Path Finder tool located in the Academic Progress tile or your HUB Student Center.

You should select your Pathway courses in your first semester at UB.

  • Use the Path Finder tool to select your Pathway courses.
  • When you save your Pathway selections to HUB, they first to your HUB Planner.
  • Use HUB Planner to assign  the courses to the semester in which you plan to take the course.
  • Once you have saved your semester choices in the Planner, your selections will then appear in your Academic Advising Report (AAR).
  • May be able to select Pathway courses from Schedule Builder

Sources

HUB Training Guides:

Monday
02/10/20

Have you checked your Final Exam Schedule via your HUB Student Center?

Graphic showing the HUB Fluid tile to select so that you can find your Final Exam Schedule

Final Exam Schedule

Your final exam schedule is available in your HUB Student Center. Go to your Manage Classes tile, and then click the View Exam Schedule tab.

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: Register – Final Exam Schedule

HUB Training Tutorial: View Exam Schedule

Friday
01/10/20

Spring Semester 2020 Important Dates

Graphic listing important dates for the Spring 2020 semester

  • Spring semester classes begin: Monday, January 27, 2020
  • Spring Recess: Monday, March 16   – Sunday, March 21, 2020
  • Classes resume: Monday, March 22, 2020
  • Last day of classes: Friday, May 8, 2020
  • Reading Days Saturday, May 9 – Sunday, May 10
  • Semester Final Examinations Monday, May 11 – Saturday, May 16, 2020
  • Commencement Weekend Friday, May 15 – Sunday, May 17, 2020
  • Final Grades Posted 3rd week in May 2020

Source: Official Academic Calendar 2019-2020 and Registrar – Grading

Monday
12/09/19

Spring Semester 2020

Spring Semester 2020 – Academic Calendar

Date Event
Monday, January 27, 2020 Classes Begin
Monday, March 16 – Saturday, March 21, 2020 Spring Recess
Monday, March 23, 2020 Classes Resume
Friday, May 8, 2020 Last Day of Classes
Saturday, May 9 – Sunday, May 10, 2020 Reading Days
Monday, May 11 – Saturday, May 16, 2020 Semester Final Examinations
Friday, May 15 – Sunday, May 17, 2020 Commencement Weekend
Thursday
10/31/19

Last day to Resign a 15-week course is Friday, November 8, 2019

The last day to resign from a 15-week Standard Session Course is Friday, November 8, 2019 by 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Before resigning a course:

  • Student should discuss with course instructor
  • Student should speak with an academic advisor to discuss the pros and cons of resigning a course.
  • Student should consider if h/she will need to register for the course in a future semester. If so, then h/she will 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 courses 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 if 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
10/21/19

Training Guides for the New Look HUB

HUB Student Center (via MyUB) is the UB’s online one-stop shop for students where you can register for classes, check grades, request transcripts, manage finances/financial aid, maintain personal information, and much more.

The HUB Student Center Training Guides will help you complete specific tasks in HUB.

Here are some training guides that will aid you in planning and registration for Spring 2020.

Need Assistance?

Contact the Office of the Registrar at 716-645-5698 or by email at UBregistrar@buffalo.edu.