UB Undergraduate Advising

Mid-Semester Review

The Mid-Semester Review process was designed to provide students with feedback on their academic performance midway through the semester. All undergraduate students receive mid-semester evaluations.

Instructors provide mid-semester evaluations of student performance using indicator codes of: Satisfactory (MS), Unsatisfactory (MU), or they may assign an actual letter grade. Students will be able to see Mid-Semester evaluations in their HUB Student Center (View My Grades tab).

What should you be thinking about if you receive any unsatisfactory evaluations or are not satisfied with your own performance?

Since this is midway through your term you should do the following immediately:

  • Make an appointment with your instructor or visit the instructor during office hours to discuss your progress.
  • Speak with your academic advisor to go over all of your options.
  • If you are thinking about resigning a course, consult with your academic advisor. Resigning a course can have financial aid implications and there may be limitations on future registration into a previously enrolled course, including a Resigned course (see the Repeat and Course Enrollment Control Policy for information on possible registration limitations).
  • Seek tutoring for the specific courses in which you are under-performing.
  • If you are working more than 20 hours per week, think about cutting back some hours to get more studying done.
  • Attend an academic success workshop on time management, study skills, test anxiety, etc.

Last updated: January 19, 2017 9:57 am EST

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