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Frequently Asked Questions

Registration Questions

Q. What is the application deadline?
A. Applications are now being accepted. The deadline for international applications is December 15, 2015, and for domestic applications is January 15, 2016.

Q. If I apply, am I guaranteed a spot?
A. Although every attempt is made to accommodate an individual's course selection, we cannot guarantee available seats for each and every request. Sign up early to confirm your selection.

Q. When can I pick my courses?
A. Applicants that have submitted a complete application package will be sent directions for course selection after their application has been processed.

Q. When will I know if I'm registered?
A. Non-matriculated registration for the spring 2016 semester will begin in January 2016. You will be sent a confirmation email to the address you provide on the registration form. Registrations will be processed in order of the receipt of completed application packages. If your first choice is not available, we will register you in the alternative choices you have provided.

Q. How many non-matriculated courses am I allowed to take in total?
A. You can take up to six credits, on a non-matriculated basis prior to starting the Professional MBA program.

Q. What if I want to register for two classes?
A. Note on your course selection form that you would like to register for two classes. Mark them in order of preference.

Q. When is the first day of the spring semester?
A. Classes start the week of January 25, 2016. Exact course dates are listed on the course selection form and course description page.

Financial Questions

Q. Is financial aid available?
A. Financial aid is not available for non-matriculated students. If necessary, you may wish to talk with your local banking institution about its lending opportunities.

Q. What is the cost of tuition for a non-matriculated course?

A. Tuition for spring 2016 PMBA non-matriculated courses is $760 per credit hour ($2,280 per course). This fee is all-inclusive and covers tuition, fees, books and materials.

Q. When is payment for the course due?

A. Tuition bills are viewable on your Student HUB Center after registration. You will receive an email to your UB account when your tuition bill is available. Payment can be made on your Student HUB Center and is due by February 12, 2015.

Q. What happens to the deposit if I don't get into the class?

A. Your deposit check is returned to you or you will be issued a refund.

Q. What if I need to withdraw from the class?

A. If you withdraw before Monday, February 1, 2016, there is no financial penalty. Please call the Professional MBA Office at 716-645-3200 for assistance should you need to drop your course(s).

International Questions

Q. What if I'm an international student (non-U.S. citizen or permanent resident)?
A. See the international student guidelines on the non-matriculated application page.

Q. What if I'm not an international student but have international transcripts?
A. Students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents with international transcripts must have all application materials submitted by December 15 to qualify for registration.