Undergraduate Policies

Undergraduate education at UB is guided by policies and procedures that inform, govern and direct the university and student educational responsibilities. These policies and procedures are available in different sources and should be consulted whenever academic issues require appropriate review and consideration.

Policy Resources

Below are key web resources where you will find policies related to undergraduate education.

Undergraduate Catalog

The Undergraduate Catalog is electronically published annually and provides the primary source for current academic policies and procedures. Consult the catalog for policies regarding:

Office of the Registrar

Implementation of academic policies and practices is the responsibility of many campus offices. The Office of the Registrar administers those most closely related to the student’s enrollment and academic record. Consult the Office of the Registrar’s website for information regarding:

  • Class scheduling
  • Registration
  • Degrees and graduation
  • Enrollment verification
  • Grading
  • Transcripts
  • Leaves of absence
  • Academic standing

Faculty Senate

  • Undergraduate admissions
  • Degree requirements
  • Grading
  • Classroom standards

Student Conduct and Advocacy

The Office of Student Conduct and Advocacy helps maintain a safe campus by enforcing rules and regulations, managing conduct and providing support resources to UB students and assistance in understanding university policies and procedures. Student conduct consistent with university expectations is integral to a successful educational experience. Overseen by the vice president for university life & services and the associate vice president for student affairs, these rules may be referenced for concerns regarding appropriate student behavior. The Student Code of Conduct is published annually. The Office of Student Conduct and Advocacy may assist anyone requiring interpretation of these rules.

SUNY Transfer Appeal Process

Students who are transferring SUNY courses to UB and wish to appeal the transfer credit evaluation and course equivalencies awarded by UB may utilize the SUNY Transfer Appeal Process and follow these steps:

  1. Complete the UB Transfer Credit Appeal Form.
  2. Include catalog descriptions for the course and all courses listed as prerequisites to the course.
  3. Include a course syllabus for the course being petitioned.

The Office of Undergraduate Education will acknowledge by email (or mail if email isn’t available) the date your appeal was received. The office will provide a final UB response in the form of a SUNY Transfer Credits Campus Response Form by email (or mail if email isn’t available) within 10 business days or, when the university is not officially in session, 15 business days, excluding official New York State holidays. Students have the right to appeal UB’s final decision directly to SUNY and will be informed of that option in the event the appeal is denied at UB.