This step-by-step guide will assist you in navigating the process of successfully getting started at UB. Use this guide if you are taking classes on campus, including hybrid/blended programs.
Wait to receive your official acceptance letter from the Graduate School of Education’s Office of Graduate Admission. This will give you all of the information you need to get started as a new student.
To accept your offer of admission and confirm your enrollment, please log in to your applicant status page at ubgradconnect.buffalo.edu/apply/status to complete the reply form (and pay your enrollment deposit, if applicable) by the date listed in your acceptance letter.
Make a list of the courses you plan to take, along with the course registration numbers. Registration numbers are available online and listed under the HUB Student Center in MyUB. Discuss your options with your assigned faculty advisor.
If you need to take undergraduate courses while in your graduate program, you need to fill out this form for undergraduate course credit and get appropriate approval to register for the course(s). According to the Office of Student Accounts, you will be charged graduate-level tuition and fees for all undergraduate coursework, as you are a graduate student.
You will enroll in classes via the HUB Student Center, which is available in MyUB.
Registration and schedules are real-time; grades and service indicator information is updated once every 24 hours. Online services are available from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
The University at Buffalo requires all new students to pass “Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students,” an online education requirement, in addition to coursework for your field of study. Instructions will arrive in your UB email. You can find more information about the course on the Student Life Gateway.
In order to be eligible for in-state resident tuition, admitted graduate students must be currently living in New York State for one year or more and submit the required documentation to their student application portal. You will be deemed an out-of state resident for tuition purposes until supporting documentation is approved to verify New York State residency.
If you wish to park on university campuses, you are required to register your motor vehicles annually with Parking and Transportation Services. Registration is fast and easy online. Student parking is by permit only, which can be obtained on MyUB. We strongly encourage you to obtain a parking permit before you arrive on campus for classes.
You can find information online about all parking and transportation related matters, including bus and shuttle schedules, maps and directions.
Once you have registered for classes, you can get your UB Card. Getting your card before you begin classes is not required, but it's highly recommended. You will need your UB Card to access certain university services, such as the library and GSE computer labs.
The UB Card office is located in 1 Capen on the North Campus and 1 Diefendorf on the South Campus. You will need a photo ID, such as a driver's license or passport. Please visit the UB Card website to access their hours of operation.