As a new transfer student, you will be assigned an academic advisor based on your intended (or approved) major. Together, you and your advisor will discuss how your previous coursework fits into your academic program at UB. There are many resources to help you understand this process including:
- TAURUS - Transfer Articulation System
- SUNY to SUNY Advantage - Transferring within SUNY
- SUNY Transfer Appeal Process - for students who are transferring SUNY courses to UB and wish to appeal the transfer credit evaluation.
Transfer Peer Mentor Program
This program is designed especially for new transfer students in their first semester at UB. The idea is to pair up new students with returning UB students who had transferred to UB. It is a great way to get to know other students and learn all about the student culture on and off campus. There are plenty of campus faculty and staff willing to help new students but there is nothing like getting the student perspective from one of your peers. Plus, it’s fun and rewarding!
Stay tuned for information on the Fall 2014 Transfer Peer Mentor Program!
Friday, August 22, 2014 / Time TBD
An interactive session and chance to meet fellow transfer students and hear from successful UB student leaders how to make the most of the college experience. Plus a great way to make friends and establish connections! This session is typically held the week before the semester starts.
In 2001, UB established a chapter of the National Transfer Honor Society—TAU SIGMA. You will be eligible for membership in this honor society if you complete 12 or more credits in your first UB semester and earn a 3.5 or greater GPA. You will pay one-time membership dues of $55, and each spring new members are inducted in a formal ceremony. Additionally, Tau Sigma continues activities throughout the year so that members can get involved in the campus and local community and help new transfer students transition to UB life. Tau Sigma is run by elected student leaders and it is a great way to get involved, meet other students and develop leadership skills. For more information visit the Tau Sigma National Honor Society website.
The Advanced Honors Program was created for students who have outstanding academic records upon the completion of at least 60 college credit hours (transfer work is included). Advanced Honors Scholars receive formal recognition for their exceptional achievements and have the unique opportunity to do advanced, graduate-level research. Working closely with faculty who are experts in their fields, Advanced Honors Scholars carry out research projects that culminate in senior theses of publication quality. The program provides a challenging and diverse academic curriculum; honors course requirements ensure in-depth coverage in the major field, while the breadth requirement provides a balance to avoid over-specialization in one particular area. As a result, Advanced Honors Scholars develop into some of the university’s most intellectually independent and ambitious students. In fact, the majority of Advanced Honors Scholars choose to study multiple disciplines and pursue double majors or double degrees.
Tips for Success*
- Go to class! Go to class! Go to class!
- Time management is an important skill and a key to success at UB.
- Use the MANY resources available to you.
- GET INVOLVED! Interacting with others gives you a sense of belonging to the UB community.
- Successful UB students ask A LOT of questions.
- Remember, registration for the next semester is during the current semester.
- Get to know your professors—they can be a great help, especially when you need recommendations for grad school or jobs.
- Read all information you receive—carefully!
- Make time for things you enjoy doing. You can use them as rewards for studying hard or completing an assignment.
- Be aware of deadlines! There’s one for just about everything.
*These tips were submitted by actual UB transfer students who earned at least a 3.0 during their first year at UB.
For information on Transfer Student Services please contact Emily Chabala at email@example.com or stop by 109 Norton Hall.
Last updated: April 02, 2014 2:36 pm EST