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Congratulations on your decision to attend the University at Buffalo and to pursue a major in the School of Management.

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 Management. 

Note: If you are currently attending UB and wish to change to a business administration or accounting major, visit our Current Students page. If you have not yet applied to the University at Buffalo, visit our Prospective Students page.

Who is my academic advisor?

Find your academic advisor in the list below based on the first letter of your last name. It is your responsibility to seek advisement. If you are in the Finish in 4 program, you must meet with an advisor each semester.

Undergraduate Academic Programs Advisors

Megan Bragdon
Academic Advisor

Caseload: D, HN-HY, P, W, Z

Jessica Farley
Senior Academic Advisor

Caseload: B, E, G, J, SH-SO, Y

Craig Mathis
Academic Advisor

Caseload: HA-HM, I, K, M, N, Q, X

Mary Ann McQuade
Senior Academic Advisor

Caseload: F, L, R, SA-SG, U

Samantha Pitler
Academic Advisor

Caseload: A, C, O, SP-SZ, T, V

How and when do I register for courses?

New Incoming Freshmen - U.S. Students

An academic advisor in the School of Management will review your orientation data form and other information (high school transcripts, Advanced Placement courses, alternative exam and/or college credits) to register you for all first-semester courses except your UB Seminar. Before your summer orientation, we will send you your schedule and information on how to register for the UB Seminar.

New Incoming Freshmen - International Students

An academic advisor in the School of Management will review your orientation data form to register you for all first-semester courses. You will receive your class schedule at the advisement session at orientation. Be sure to review information from the International Student and Scholar Services Office (ISSS) before you arrive on campus.

New Incoming Transfers - U.S. Students

An academic advisor in the School of Management will review your orientation data form and transcript information and will call you to verify your academics. You will then receive a follow-up email explaining which classes to register for in the upcoming semester. During on-campus orientation you will speak with an advisor and learn more about future planning.

New Incoming Transfers - International Students

An academic advisor in the School of Management will review your orientation data form and transcript information and will register you for appropriate courses. During on-campus orientation you will speak with an advisor and learn more about future planning. Be sure to review information from the International Student and Scholar Services Office (ISSS) before you arrive on campus.

What can I do to help facilitate course registration?

You should complete the steps below as soon as possible:

  1. Clear immunization holds or any other holds. (Log in to your HUB Student Center to view holds and specific instructions.)
  2. Make arrangements to have your high school, college, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and/or CLEP transcripts officially sent to the University at Buffalo.

Request to have your official transcripts sent to UB

You must have official transcripts sent to the UB Office of Admissions for any courses taken for college credit outside of UB, even if these courses were taken during high school. To request your transcript, contact that college's office of records or registrar’s office.

Have your official transcripts sent to the address below:

Office of Admissions
University at Buffalo
12 Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260

You may also bring sealed, unopened official transcripts to this address in person.

Request official score reports for exam credit

You must submit official score reports to the UB Office of Admissions for any exams you would like considered for credit awards at UB. Visit the Undergraduate Catalog to learn which exam types are considered for UB credit, and to check the exam credit websites.

Designate UB (SUNY Center Buffalo/School Code 2925) if a school code is requested.

How will my credits transfer to the University at Buffalo?

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 UB's course articulation website Taurus. Credits must be sent to UB on an official transcript from each institution you attended.

What computer system requirements does the School of Management recommend?

You can learn about recommended computer systems for School of Management majors on our Student Computing Requirements page.

What if I did not indicate I was interested in studying business administration or accounting as a major on my UB application?

New U.S. Students

Request to update your intended major to business administration or accounting when completing the Orientation Data form. If you've already submitted this form, inform your advisor from the previous major you selected that you wish to change your major to business administration or accounting.

New International Students

Contact International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) to request a change of major to business administration or accounting.