Step 3: Register for Classes

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Once you have completed Steps 1 and 2, academic advisors will help you register for classes.

On this page:

Before You Register for Classes

Prior to working with an academic advisor to register for classes, you must:

How You Register for Classes

The process and timeline for getting registered for classes vary depending on your major and/or academic advising center. The chart below summarizes the process and timeline for each advising unit.

Please note: You MUST complete Step 1: Complete the Orientation Data Form and Step 2: Submit Immunization Records (and the tasks listed above) BEFORE you are able to register for classes.

To find your timeline, choose the semester you will start at UB from the tabs below, then utilize your advisor code and student type. Your advisor code is assigned after you submit your Orientation Data Form (ODF); check your confirmation email to learn your advisor code. If you change your major, your advisor code may change.

Many tasks for new students are associated with holds on your HUB Student Center. For most students, once you have cleared hold(s) you are ready to register for classes!

Take prompt action on any messages from your academic advisor in your UB email.

After You Register for Classes

  • Respond promptly to your academic advisor and take any action steps they advise to finalize your class schedule.
  • Send your official high school and college transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions. Review the details about where to send your transcript(s). If you receive New York State financial aid, your final high school transcript must be on file by the first day of classes; learn more from Financial Aid
  • Send your official exam scores (AP, CLEP, IB, etc.) to UB. Review the details about where to send your scores.
  • (international students only) Review Maintaining F-1 Student Status resources. You must be registered full-time (12 or more credits, or less than 12 credits with appropriate authorization) by the end of the drop/add period for the upcoming semester.
  • Download the Navigate app to support your academic experience.  The Navigate app allows you to schedule appointments with academic advisors and tutors and locate helpful academic resources, such as Study Buddies. 


  • Step 4: Participate in Orientation
    Orientation is a required experience that sets you up for a successful start at UB. 

Need Help?

Helping new students transition to life at UB:

University at Buffalo
112 Student Union, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-6125