A variety of tools are available to UB students to assist them with achieving academic success and staying on track for timely graduation. See below for more information and links to such tools and resources.
The comprehensive Undergraduate Academic Advisement website is the place to begin your search for any information you are seeking in regards to advising (where to go), academic planning and scheduling, tutoring, using the Catalog, staying on track, choosing or changing your major and in general...succeeding at UB.
The Catalog should also be your primary source of information on University policies, UBCurriculum and degree requirements for majors, minors and all academic programs.
Individual academic departments also have websites that provided additional details about the program, faculty, alumni, courses, etc. that are not available in the Catalog. For most programs, the Academic Program Overview page in the Catalog will provide a link to the departmental website as well as contact information.
"Finish in Four Curricular Plan" is the term for the documents that outline, in a semester-by-semester format, how to complete all major and UBCurriculum requirements in four years.
These are found in the Undergraduate Catalog where degree information is given for each major/academic program and they are in a printable (PDF) format. (Some majors/academic programs may also have curricular plan information on their departmental website).
Sample curricular plans for students who are undecided and exploring majors, can be found on the Student Advising Services website.
Academic Planning Assistance
Strategies, tips and tools are critical to developing the best long-term academic plan and semester course schedules. Visit the Staying on Track website and be sure to familiarize yourself with how to maximize use of the tools explained at the bottom of that page. Additional resources for daily, semesterly and four year planning and academic success skills are available on the Tools & Tutorials and Planning Guides pages on the Undergraduate Academic Advisement website.
Technology Tools: My Planner and AAR
Computer based tools that incorporate your personal academic records and which are used for official degree auditing are available in your HUB Student Center. The Academic Advisement Report (AAR) should be referred to regularly for assistance with planning course registration and monitoring progress to degree. The AAR is very dynamic when used in conjunction with the Planner because it will allow you to see if your course plans for one or more future semesters will accurately fulfill degree requirements.
Video and printable tutorials on how to use these HUB tools can be found on the HUB & Student Systems Support website.
Tips & Reminders
- Don’t forget to refer back to the requirements and guidelines of the Pledge, for an overview of all the actions and behaviors that are critical to achieving academic success in a timely manner.
- Academic planning should always be done in consultation with an academic advisor and with the support of all the advising resources offered to students.