Most UB students follow the Communciation Literacy two-term sequence.
Based on TOEFL or IELTS scores, some students may be required to complete ENG 100 as a prerequisite to ENG 105. Click here to see how TOEFL and IELTS scores affect your placement in the Communications Literacy sequence.
Exceptions tend to concern test scores or courses taken at other institutions.
The links below will help you to navigate the registration process.
Below you will find links to charts that will explain how the HUB system arrives at your placement, which is found in the General Education section of your Academic Advising Report. If you did not send any exam scores, you may find that your placement is missing or that it is set at the default Communication Literacy sequence.
Use this table to see how SAT, ACT, and AP exams will affect
your placement in the Communciation Literacy sequence. Neither
International Baccalaureate (IB) nor CLEP exam scores affect the
Communication Literacy Requirement.
|Exam||Minimum Score||CL Sequence Placement|
|SAT Reading (READ)
||CL 1 Exempt|
|New SAT Reading Test (RT)||33+||CL 1 Exempt|
|ACT English (ENGL)
||27+||CL 1 Exempt|
||4 or 5
||CL 1 Exempt, ENG 105 credit|
Placement can become complicated, depending on a student's
precise situation, and so we have drawn up a chart for advisors and students to consult.
We are more than happy to address any questions.
Students, and their college advisors, with transfer credit from other institutions can check our existing articulations using the TAURUS system. Students from other institutions can contact the department so that we can consider their courses. We evaluate courses based upon syllabi and other program information. It is the student’s responsibility to provide all necessary information for evaluating courses.
To assist our evaluation, send the syllabus and two longest writing samples from the course you are looking to transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would especially request research-based writing.
This refers only to the process by which students can be registered for classes when the classes are not full. We operate at full capacity most of the time, and we cannot raise the class sizes, because the room capacities are set by the fire marshal. Force Registration is occasionally required because of a delay in processing of student records (transcripts, test scores, etc.) or because of an error message encountered during a registration window. Here are some scenarios in which Force Registration might be required:
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Science studies, environmental humanities
321 Clemens Hall
Phone: (716) 645-0691
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Poetry and poetics, translation, science writing, rhetoric and history of science
317 Clemens Hall
Phone: (716) 645-0671