Step 2: Request Your Transcripts

Ask the registrar’s office at your previous college(s) to send an official transcript to ub-admissions@buffalo.edu or:

Electronic versions of your transcripts are strongly recommended. A separate official transcript must be received from each institution you previously attended.

If you’ve completed fewer than 24 credit hours at the time you apply, we will review your high school transcript in addition to your previous college academic record. UB supports SUNY’s decision to temporarily suspend SAT and ACT requirements for admissions for the 2021-22 academic year. This temporary change of admissions eligibility requirements applies to the spring 2021, fall 2021 and spring 2022 cycles. Students can share their scores as part of their application if they choose by selecting this option on their application. UB will consider your highest SAT or ACT score if you choose to submit test scores. Emphasis will be placed on your college academic record.

Final Transcripts

If you currently have courses in progress, please ask the registrar of your college to send a final official transcript directly to the Office of Admissions as soon as the semester is completed. Be sure that any degree received is noted on the transcript. Your acceptance is provisional until final records are received.

Will Your Credits Transfer?

UB accepts all college-level credits from regionally accredited two- and four-year degree-granting institutions. You can check how your courses match UB courses and requirements on TAURUS, UB’s course articulation website.

UB also grants credit for a number of alternative forms of credit. These alternative forms of credit are not considered at the time of admission. They are added to a student’s record after starting courses at UB. You must submit an official score report to have your alternative credit evaluated. Learn how to request official score reports for exam credit.

Proof of High School Graduation

To verify that your final transcript and proof of high school graduation have been received, please call admissions processing at 716-645-6403. Please be aware that if you are filing for any type of state or federal aid, receipt of a final high school transcript or GED will be required before any funds can be disbursed to you.

Mail both to:

UB Grading System

We calculate an entry-level GPA for the purpose of determining admission to UB. This calculation includes all coursework attempted, using the UB grading system outlined on the chart below.

UB Grading System
Grade Grade Points
A 4.00
A- 3.67
B+ 3.33
B 3.00
B- 2.67
C+ 2.33
C 2.00
C- 1.67
D+ 1.33
D 1.00
F No grade points

For additional information, see UB’s grading policy in the Undergraduate Catalog. Quarter hours are multiplied by .67 to convert to credit hours. Other evaluation systems are treated on a case-by-case basis.

Last updated: January 11, 2021 3:04 pm EST