Your first semester at the university can be an exciting yet
sometimes stressful experience. The following information will
guide you as you get ready to start the next
phase of your academic career at UB and the School of
In the School of Management, you're not assigned to just one
advisor; you have a team who will help inform and guide you through
your undergraduate career.
|Diane Dittmar, PhD
|Mary Ann McQuade
Manager, Undergraduate Learning & Community Center
Director of Undergraduate Student Success & Retention
Director of Undergraduate Academic Advisement
New Incoming Freshmen - Domestic Students
Freshmen entering UB will be registered by our office prior to coming on campus. You should receive your schedule by mail between late May and the end of June (new freshmen starting in a fall semester) or late December (for new freshmen starting in a spring semester). The creation of your class schedule and registration for courses is based upon input from you. We register our freshmen into their semester courses after reviewing high school transcripts, AP courses, alternative exam and/or college credits officially sent to UB along with the orientation data form you submitted. All freshmen will be introduced to the advisement team at the on-campus orientation. All freshmen will be required to attend a mandatory advisement session each semester.
New Incoming Freshmen - International Students
International freshmen entering UB will be registered when they arrive on campus during the on campus orientation. You should expect to receive your schedule during the academic advisement session at orientation. The International Student and Scholar Services Office (ISSS) offers you more information to review before you arrive on-campus. All freshmen will be required to attend a mandatory advisement session each semester.
New Incoming Transfers - Domestic Students
An academic advisor in the School of Management will review your new student data form and transcript information submitted prior to contacting you. After this review, the advisor will contact you by phone and then email you details on what classes to register in for the upcoming semester. You will have an opportunity to speak with an advisor during your on-campus orientation. At that time, you will also learn more about future planning as well as if any additional application to the major will be required.
New Incoming Transfers - International Students
After you received an offer from UB
Admissions, an academic advisor from our office will contact you by
email to confirm that you will be attending and to submit a new
student data form. Information from this data form will help the
School of Management with course recommendations for the semester
along with an evaluation of your transfer credits for admission to
our major. After a careful review is completed, an advisor from our
office will contact you by email with registration-related
information. Students will have an opportunity to speak with an
advisor during the academic session of the on-campus
To ensure that we can register you into courses in a timely manner, please be sure you do the following:
How to request official transcripts sent to UB
You must have official transcripts sent to the University at
Buffalo Office of Admissions, for any courses taken for
college credit from any institution other than the University at
Buffalo, even if these were taken during high school. Academic
records are maintained at colleges and universities by the office
of records or the registrar’s office. You must visit this
office in person or contact the office through the college’s
website. Have your official transcripts sent to the following
Office of Admissions
University at Buffalo
12 Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
You may also hand deliver sealed, unopened official transcripts to this address.
How to request official score reports for exam credit
You must submit official exam score reports for any exams you would like considered for credit awards at UB. Official reports should be sent to the University at Buffalo Office of Admissions. For AP or CLEP credit requests give the College Board the “SUNY Center Buffalo/School Code 2925.” Exam types considered for UB credit are described at: http://undergrad-catalog.buffalo.edu/policies/alternative/index.shtml. Check the exam websites for instructions on how to request an official score report. There is usually a fee charged for a score report. You should designate UB (SUNY Center Buffalo/School Code 2925) if a school code is requested.
UB typically accepts all college-level credits from regionally accredited two- or four-year degree-granting institutions. Check how these courses match UB courses and requirements on Taurus, UB's course articulation website. Credits must be sent to UB on an official transcript from each institution you have attended.
You can learn about recommended computer system requirements for School of Management majors here.
New domestic students can request to update their intended major to business administration or accounting when completing the new student Orientation Data form or if the data form has already been submitted students can inform the advisor from the previous choice they selected or indicated on their UB application that they wish to change to their major to either business administration or accounting.
What are the minimum standards for the business administration or accounting majors?