FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS OF THE REGISTRAR'S OFFICE (FAQS)
How are student levels determined?
Students are given class designations (registration status) according to the number of credit hours they have earned (not including what is in progress). Undergraduate levels are:
Seniors: 90 or more credit hours
How are registration assignments assigned?
Students are assigned registration dates in order of their academic level standing (i.e. those with the most credits earned register first). All undergraduate students must be advised by their academic advisors prior to their date assignment (advisors are assigned by the student's department).
Where does a student get a copy of his/her schedule?
The student is able to view and print his/her semester schedule through the Banner system.
Where can a student get a copy of his/her grades?
The student is able to/encouraged to view his/ her grades via the Degree Works audit system. They can also request a transcript through the Registrar's Office.
What options does the student have if a course is closed?
If a course is closed but has waitlist availability, and the student is eligible to take the course, he/she is given the option of joining the waitlist. Waitlist courses are displayed on the student's schedule along with the waitlist placement number. The number on the waitlist may change due to many reasons. If the student is moved to the top of the waitlist and a seat opens, he/she will receive a generated email alerting them to this fact. They then have a 24 hour period to login to Banner and enroll in this course. If they do not enroll in this window, they lose their spot in the waitlist and will have to start over.
When is the deadline for pass/fail, withdrawal from course, leave of absence and incomplete grades?
What does a student do if its past a deadline to hand in a form to the Registrar's Office?
These deadlines can be found under courses, and then under the proper semester
http://registrar.buffalostate.edu/courses . After the deadline dates the student must file a petition if their course drops, withdrawals, leaves and pass/fails falls outside the deadline. Petitions can be filed at the office of Academic Standards, Twin Rise 100, 878-5222
How can a student receive verification that he/she is enrolled or has been enrolled at Buffalo State College?
Students can print off these verifications by logging into Banner.
How does a student change his/her name/address/phone number or SS#?
Student information is updated/changed at the Registrar's Office with proper documentation and student permission (signature). This form can be downloaded from the forms section of the Registrar's Website.
Where can students get information about class locations and advisors?
Students are directed to the department offering the course for answers to course questions that can not be answered in Banner.
Students are assigned advisors from the department in which they are majoring., and should be referred to that department for advisor questions/complaints.
When is the first day of classes?
The college senate determines the college schedule.
How does the student access their audit sheet?
The student's academic progress towards meeting graduation requirements is maintained by DegreeWorks. Copies of up to date audits may be printed for advisement purposes by logging into Degreeworks.
How can students make corrections to his/her audit sheet?
Necessary corrections or questions about the audit sheet information should be brought to the attention of his/her academic advisor.
Problems with student's transfer credits should be referred to the Admissions Office.
Course placement issues in the major can be resolved by working with your advisor in the department.
What are the academic requirements for graduation?
Students must meet all curricular requirements, they must have completed the prescribed curriculum for their major. If requirements have changed since they were admitted to a program they may choose to graduate under the old or the new requirements.
How does a student get a copy of his/her transcripts?
Please view the information on our Transcripts Page
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