Succeed Academically

College is a big adjustment, whether you know exactly what you want to do or you haven't picked a major yet. If you’re stressed about your grades, worried about falling behind, or just want to make sure you’re taking the right steps to achieve your goals, there’s always someone who can help you.

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Tips for Academic Success

  • Stick with it — keep going to class and doing the work; sometimes you just need time to get accustomed to a new environment and new expectations
  • Follow the course outlines
  • Keep up with the readings
  • Skipping class should be the exception — not the rule; it’s hard to get good grades if you’re not in class
  • If you miss a class, borrow lecture notes from someone who was present
  • If you’re having difficulty, ask your instructor for help
  • Talk with your academic advisor
  • Sign up for free tutoring
  • Think about the career that comes at the end of your degree, and look for ways to grow outside of the classroom through internshipsstudy abroad and other experiential learning opportunities.
Accessibility Support

Need assistance with note-taking, testing and other areas?

Learn how to request reasonable accommodations

Support Services

Academic Advising

You’re assigned an academic advising center based on your major or program. All undergraduate students can check their HUB Student Center, Advisor Channel, to locate their program advisor/advising center.

Career Services

Understanding your strengths and what’s important to you in work, school, and life can also help you confirm which potential paths you may wish to explore. Career Services can help you find those answers through online tools, learning experiences and opportunities, counseling, skill building and more.

University Libraries

With locations on the North and South campuses, the University Libraries offer an outstanding array of resources, technologies, services and people to support the academic success of UB undergraduates.

Free Tutoring

Free tutoring is available to all UB students through a variety of units, departments and areas. Academic Advising has a list of resources available for you.

Study Spaces

Whether you’re looking for a lively coffeeshop or a silent study room, you’ll find it on campus.