Answers to some of the most common questions we receive from students.
High school students should avail themselves of as much science and math as their high school offers. Of particular importance for exercise science/pre-physical therapy are chemistry, physics and calculus. For occupational therapy, students should focus on statistics, physics and any anatomy/physiology coursework that is available. Students intending on pursuing the statistics program should take as many math classes as their high school offers.
Prospective students are encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions at (716) 645-6900 for information at Visit UB.
Currently, we do not offer any classroom visits on the South Campus.
The best time to see our school is during formal University Open House and related Admissions events.
All students must have their immunizations and meningitis waivers cleared before they can be officially registered for classes. Students are encouraged to submit this information early so as to expedite the registration process.
We recommend that students do not attempt to register themselves for coursework prior to speaking with an academic advisor.
Our advisors email students within two weeks of receiving the Orientation Data Form to schedule an appointment. Advisors register students for most of their courses during your phone/in-person appointment, and then email students information on how to access their schedule in HUB. Students will be responsible for registering themselves in the UB seminar with the guidance of SPHHP advisors.
Double-check the email account and phone number that you list on your data form for this notification.
Our advisors call or email students within two weeks of receiving the Orientation Data Form to schedule an appointment to discuss course registration.
Double-check the email account and phone number that you listed on your data form for this notification.
We recommend at least once per semester, but you are welcome to meet with us more often as needed. First semester students (both first year and transfer) will have mandatory advisement appointments, while students in subsequent semesters come in as they see fit.
If you are considering taking courses elsewhere to complete requirements you should consult TAURUS to view existing course articulation. You should also speak, in advance, with your advisor.
Only an academic advisor can provide you an override to take more than 19 credit hours per semester. If you have a circumstance that you believe requires that you take more than 19 credit hours, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the request. Typically students must have a 3.0 UB GPA in order for the override to be granted.
When scheduling an appointment via phone or email, it is important that you clearly state your first and last name, UB person number, telephone number, and purpose for your appointment. This ensures that we schedule you as efficiently as possible.
Yes. You will need to follow the procedures outlined on the TAURUS website under Articulation Request Process. Once the department reviews the syllabus the results will be displayed in TAURUS and on your advising report.
An average of 15 credit hours per academic semester is recommended for graduation within four years. However, if a student is bringing in a lot of AP or college credit they may be able to take fewer or if they wish to minor/double major they may have more. It’s best to speak with an advisor on what is appropriate for you individually.
To change an undergraduate plan prior to enrollment, you should contact the UB Office of Admissions.
Once you are enrolled, you can update your major using the online Undergraduate Plan Change Form.
It is strongly encouraged that you make an appointment to speak with an academic advisor if you have any questions or are unclear about a policy.