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Information for Entering Freshmen Fall 2018

Prepare for Orientation
If you have declared a major within the College of Arts & Sciences, paid your tuition deposit, completed your Orientation Data Form, and submitted your medical / immunization records, your next step is to contact our office for advisement and registration.

Finish in 4
UB is offering a guarantee that you can graduate in four years, if you stay on track and successfully complete your courses. You will be guided by online information, printed materials, and assistance from academic advisors. If you are interested in signing up, please visit the ‘Finish in 4’ website.

Making an Appointment with an Advisor
When you call (716-645-6883), please identify yourself as a new freshman. We will arrange a meeting with an academic advisor, either in person or over the phone, to discuss your classes for the spring term. The advisor will then enroll you in classes and mail you a schedule.

We cannot schedule an advising appointment until your medical / immunization records have been submitted!!

Preparing for your Appointment
Before your appointment you should review online information for new freshmen, including information about UB's general education requirements (called the 'UB Curriculum'). After you receive your schedule you can review your required textbooks online through the UB bookstore's website and, if you desire, purchase them from any source. Or you may choose to purchase your textbooks after you get to UB.

What to ask during your Appointment
During the advisement appointment you should tell your advisor about all the AP classes and exams you took in high school, even if UB does not yet have the scores. If you have not previously arranged to have your AP exams scores sent to UB, please do so as soon as possible. Your advisor will discuss with you how your AP and other exam credit will count at UB. We can advise and enroll you without the scores, but knowing what they are makes the process more efficient. Also be sure to let us know if you have any incoming transfer work.

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Last Updated: August 7, 2018