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Questions About Applying to UB
What is the required GPA for admission?
General admission as a transfer student requires a 2.0 cumulative GPA, but some majors do require a higher GPA.
Are essays or recommendations required for admission?
Essays and recommendations are not required for transfer admission.
Is there a deadline for admission as a transfer student?
UB has rolling admission, which means there is no set deadline for application submissions and we will admit students until the class is full. However, you should apply as early as possible to ensure that you get the best consideration for scholarships and class availability.
Can I apply with coursework in progress?
Yes, if you have already earned 30 college credits, you can apply with coursework in progress rather than wait until the end of the current semester. Doing so is a great way to ensure that scholarship and grant funds are available and that you have the best selection of classes.
Can I transfer to UB in the summer?
In addition to the spring and fall, transfer students can be admitted for the summer session. (There are many reasons to consider transferring during the summer. We highly recommend you speak with an admission counselor to determine if this is a good idea for you.)
I have attended more than one institution. Do you require all transcripts?
Yes. All transcripts from previously attended institutions are required for admission.
What happens if I can’t submit an admission document to you?You must submit all official documents to the Office of Admission. This includes transcripts from all previously attended intuitions. Unfortunately, that means we cannot accept unofficial transcripts for admission purposes. Talk with your admission counselor to determine what options might exist, like deferring your application until the next semester.
Questions about Transferring Credits
I plan on transferring to UB. What classes should I take at my current institution?
The best classes to take are those that satisfy UB's general education requirements. These are University-wide requirements that can be applied to any major.
How can I find out if my credits transfer?
UB offers you access to our transfer credit equivalencies. Please work with an academic adviser (at UB or at your current institution) to maximize your transfer credit and choose the right courses to take.
When will I get my official transcript evaluation?
UB is on a semester system, but my current institution uses a quarter system. How do these credits transfer?
Students coming from quarter-system institutions can still receive credit but will not receive a full 3 credits for each course they've taken. Contact your admission counselor to find out the number of credits you could receive.
What is the maximum number of credits I can transfer?
From a community college, students can transfer a maximum of 63 credits. From a four-year institution, students can transfer a maximum of 70 lower-division credits and an additional 20 upper-division credits (for a maximum of 90 credits). Review our transferring credits section or speak to your admission counselor for more information.
Will I automatically receive Advanced Placement, CLEP or International Baccalaureate credits if these were accepted at my previous institution?
In order to receive AP, CLEP or IB credits, you must submit official score reports to the Office of Admission for evaluation. Learn more.
Questions about Scholarships, Financial Aid and Paying your Tuition
Are scholarships available to transfer students?
The Office of Admission has a generous merit award program for transfer students. Scholarship awards range from $600-$3,500 per year and are awarded based on your cumulative transfer GPA.
How do I get a scholarship?
Scholarships are awarded at thew time of admission; however, you can pre-qualify for a scholarship by speaking with an admission counselor.
When is my bill due?
Bills are due 40 days before the first day of class. Or, if you register after that date, bills are due 7 days after you register.
How can I pay my bill?
UB accepts checks, cash and credit cards. Or, you can sign up for a payment plan. Scholarships, Tuition Assistance, VA Benefits, or other third party billing programs are also available. View the Office of the Bursar's website for more information.
Questions for After you are Admitted
How do I make an appointment with an adviser? What if I can’t?
Your adviser’s name is listed in the MyUB Portal. Some advisers accept online appointment requests and others require a phone call.
Do I have to attend new student orientation?
Yes. Before the start of your first semester at UB, you'll be required to attend orientation, a day-long program that will help familiarize you with UB. You'll get connected to campus resources, meet fellow students and more. Learn more.
I just can’t make this semester happen. What other options do I have?
It’s OK, we get it—life happens. We are happy to defer your admission to a future term; simply email the Office of Admission to let us know. Some restrictions may apply, but we’ll let you know if they apply to you.
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