The Academic Info You Need to Know!
Get the information and resources you need for making decisions to support your academic success this semester.
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To prepare for course registration, continuing students should review and follow the steps below.
- NOTE: New freshmen and transfer students will be contacted by their Academic Advising unit for assistance with course registration.
Are You a Non-Degree Seeking Student?
A non-degree seeking (non-matriculated) student is someone who is enrolled on a semester-by-semester or course-by-course basis. If you are a non-degree seeking student, you have not been accepted into the university as a regular student pursuing a degree.
You are welcome to register for classes at UB.
- Non-Degree Seeking Undergraduate Students: You must have earned either a high school diploma or a general education development (GED) certificate prior to enrolling in any academic year course.
- In accordance with New York State Public Health Law, UB requires that all students (including non-degree seeking students) born on or after January 1, 1957 provide proof of immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella. The state also requires that all students receive information about meningococcal disease and have made an informed decision about whether or not to receive immunization against meningococcal disease. You will not be allowed to register for classes until you have fulfilled these requirements. Learn more on the Student Health Services website.
Avoid Class Time Conflicts
- When scheduling classes on both the North and South campuses, be sure to allow one hour between classes for travel time.
- When scheduling classes on both the North Campus Spine and in the Ellicott Complex, please leave at least 30 minutes for travel time.
- Course instructors may refuse students entrance into the classroom after the start of the class.
Validate Courses for Upcoming Terms in your Shopping Cart for Errors
- Use the “Plan” tab in the enrollment section of your Student Center to validate courses in your shopping cart for upcoming terms.
- This validation process will check for common problems that will prevent you from registering when enrollment begins, including time conflicts, repeat issues, requisite issues, and unit limits.
- Please see the Register for Classes training guide for additional instructions on validating courses in your Shopping Cart.
- Please also note that validating courses in your shopping cart does not guarantee enrollment into any course.
Verify Your Enrollment Appointment
Undergraduate students register for classes during enrollment appointments. You can find your enrollment appointment on your HUB Student Center in MyUB. All undergraduates may register in the HUB Student Center (via MyUB) continuously from the start of their enrollment appointment until the end of the drop/add period.
You must be assigned an enrollment appointment if you wish to register for classes before the open enrollment date. If you do not have an enrollment appointment, you should speak with your academic advisor.
- Clear Holds on Your Student Record
Meet with Your Academic Advisor
Schedule an appointment to meet with your academic advisor to discuss course registration and your academic progress.
- Review Your HUB Academic Advisement Report
View the Undergraduate Catalog
For additional information on UB Curriculum/general education, major and minor requirements, and university policies, view the undergraduate catalog.
View the Online Class Schedule and Prepare a Schedule Planning Worksheet
The online class schedule has detailed course information (course registration number, days and times offered, location, instructor and available seats). The class schedule is only available online and is not currently available in printed format. In addition to viewing the online class schedule, print and complete the Schedule Planning Worksheet (PDF) to prepare for your course registration.
Repeating a Course?
UB has a new Undergraduate Repeat Policy, effective for courses taken summer 2011 and later.
If any of the courses you plan to take are repeat courses previously taken at UB or elsewhere, it is important for your financial aid to register for 12 credit hours plus the repeated course to be considered full-time. Academic units may designate a course as a controlled enrollment (or impacted) course. A controlled enrollment course is one whose enrollment is limited by available student positions for lectures or associated sections, laboratories, other specialized facilities, internships, etc. For such courses, the academic unit offering the course may limit or prohibit repeat enrollment in the fall and/or spring semester. View information on UB’s repeat policy from the online undergraduate catalog.
How Are You Paying for Classes?
Financial aid may be available to you through our Office of Financial Aid. If you have questions about financial aid, you should schedule an appointment with a financial aid advisor by calling 716-645-8232 or view the Office of Financial Aid website for additional options.
Last updated: December 18, 2019 4:46 pm EST