Planning for course registration keeps you on track for graduation, helps to give you the best choice of classes and class times, and helps you to avoid fees associated with late registration. It is in your best interest to enroll in classes as soon as you are able to enroll.
Your enrollment appointment will appear in the Enrollment Dates channel of your HUB Student Center about a month before enrollment begins. Enrollment begins in March/April for fall and summer registration and October/November for spring and winter registration.
The earlier you register for classes, the more choices you will have!
How to be prepared to register when your enrollment date begins:
Students should review their Academic Requirements report (also referred to as the Academic Advisement Report (AAR)) and Curricular Plan before every class enrollment cycle to determine what requirements are outstanding for both their major and UB Curriculum programs.
To stay on track for timely graduation, students should register for the courses that satisfy these requirements. The following advising tools help students determine what courses to register for each semester and track their progress towards graduation.
Review Changing Your Major information and speak to your academic advisor or a career counselor. The HUB What-if Advisement Report (PDF) gives you the ability to run a simulated Academic Advisement Report (AAR) that compares your transcript against a proposed major. The report is a valuable resource for students to use when they are considering changing their major. The report is accessed through the My Academics link in the Academic section of the HUB Student Center.
Connect with UB academic advisors and career counselors:
Connect using UB’s online resources: Do you know how to register for classes? Review the Enrollment tutorials found on the HUB Support website:
From the HUB Student Center you can:
Students can also view the class schedule on the Office of the Registrar website.
Prior to your Enrollment Appointment, you will be assigned a Shopping Cart Appointment. This allows you to place the classes you would like to take into your Shopping Cart and validate them to see if there are any time conflicts, requisites (courses that need to be taken prior to or with another course) and unit-limit issues. For more information see Shopping Cart Appointment (Validate) (PDF).
Placing courses in your Shopping Cart does not mean you are enrolled in classes! Be sure to click the last “Finish Enrolling” button and view your results.
When adjusting your schedule, be aware of continued eligibility requirements for state and federal financial aid and the registration deadline dates associated with Adding, Dropping and Resigning Courses.
To graduate on time and qualify for financial aid and some scholarships, students need to complete at least 15 credits a semester (or 30 credits a year). This gets you to the 120 credit hours needed for graduation in four years.
Last updated: February 26, 2019 1:12 pm EST
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