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Fall 2019 Questions:
Is it too late?
Not at all! You can still complete your application, accept your admission, meet with an adviser and register for classes. But time is of the essence—so complete these task(s) soon!
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.
Documents can be submitted via email@example.com, or hand walked into our office during our extended hours:
- 8:30 a.m-6 p.m., Monday-Thursday (Until 7 p.m. by appointment)
- 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Fridays
- 9 a.m.-noon on Saturdays
Are scholarships and financial aid still available?
Yes! We are still awarding merit-based scholarships, loans, grants and work-study for full- and part-time students. The FAFSA isn’t required for scholarships, but for the rest, you’ll need to complete the FAFSA form. UB’s school code is 002102.
When would my bill be due?
Your bill—or your financial clearance—is due seven calendar days after you register. Learn more.
How do I access MyUB?
If you haven’t done so already, you should create your online student account by entering your ID number and last name. You will then be asked to create a password. It is important that you remember both your netID and password as you will use them throughout your time with us. Be sure to log in to the MyUB Portal to access a great deal of important information including your student record, financial aid and access to your student email.
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. If you’re having trouble reaching an adviser or scheduling an appointment, please email Seth Kamen, assistant vice president for undergraduate admission, at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, student ID, whom you are trying to reach and a description of any issues.
What kinds of classes are still available? When are they available?
There are still plenty of day, evening and online classes available. We also have some late start, Saturday and Universities at Shady Grove courses available. Search our courses or log into the MyUB Portal and navigate to My Student Center to search using more specific parameters (like location, time of day, etc.). For help, contact your academic adviser (also available by logging into the MyUB Portal).
When will my transcript evaluation be available?
When is the first day of classes?
Most classes start the week of Aug. 26, but our Saturday and Sunday classes start the weekend of Sept. 7.
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.
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 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 will I find out if my credits transfer?
I have attended more than one institution. Do you require all transcripts?
Yes. All transcripts from previously attended institutions are required for admission.
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 credits or International Baccalaureate credits if these were accepted at my previous institution?
In order to receive AP or IB credits, you must submit official score reports to the Office of Admission for evaluation. Learn more.
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.
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.
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