Congratulations! This step-by-step overview will help you understand and navigate the process of successfully getting started at the UB School of Social Work. Former UB students may be able to skip a few steps, as they were previously completed.
To confirm your acceptance, you must log back into your gradmit application and click “Confirm Acceptance”.
Submit your $50 tuition deposit (via credit card or echeck) using the link you have received in your acceptance email.
Can't find the link? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your UB email is the official method of communication between you and the university. Please be sure to check it regularly to receive important messages and updates.
The next group of steps can be completed simultaneously. Please be sure to complete all steps as soon as possible, as not doing so will delay your registration.
In accordance with New York State Public Health Law, UB requires that all students submit a student health form.
Mail all health forms to:
Health Services, Michael Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14214-3007
or fax to (716) 829-2564
UB students will not be allowed to register for classes until they have fulfilled these requirements.
(If you are a part-time student, or a dual-degree student who is not beginning in the School of Social Work, skip this step)
It is extremely important that you complete the field application in a timely manner.
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Remove the Rules and Regulations and Meningitis holds:
UB students cannot register for classes until they have fulfilled these requirements.
Full and part-time students registered for at least 6 credit hours are eligible for loans through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
In your mailed acceptance letter, it will state whether or not you have completed the human biology requirement. If you have not already completed the human biology prerequisite, view your options and make a plan to satisfy this prerequisite as soon as possible.
You must provide final official transcripts* from your conferring undergraduate institution verifying that you have earned an undergraduate degree, in addition to all other colleges from which you have received undergraduate or graduate credit.
Please have your final official transcripts sent to:
Attn: Maria Carey
University at Buffalo
School of Social Work
685 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1050
Students are responsible for assuring the delivery of the
documents to the School of Social Work. Please note that using
any other university address may result in non-delivery to our
Questions about what is needed? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Any offer of admission is provisional pending receipt of all official transcripts and proof of completion of an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university by the date of intended enrollment.
Note: You will not be able to register until all holds have been removed from your account.
You must register for the courses listed in the first semester
of your program curriculum on the website.
Click on your program below to see which courses you must register for*:
*PhD students should contact their advisor to discuss their course schedule before registering.
Students are required to obtain a student ID card (UB Card). To get your UB Card, please visit our website or the UB Card office on the North Campus, Student Union Room 228.
Please note: You must be registered for classes before you can obtain your UB Card.
To park on campus, UB students, faculty, staff and vendors need a parking permit.
All students are required to have health insurance. Students registered for 9 or more credit hours will be automatically billed for student health insurance.
If you will have health insurance coverage from another source (parent, spouse, etc.) while you are a student, you can complete the health insurance waiver to waive this fee.
Online students who do not plan to come to campus at all can request a comprehensive fee waiver. Note that you must complete the fee waiver form every semester. Online students who live more than 75 miles from campus can also request an activity fee waiver.
Non-resident online MSW students (out-of-state and international) MUST take all of their coursework fully online in order to be eligible for the lower non-resident online tuition rate. If you register for a seated or hybrid course, you will be charged the full non-resident rate for all courses that semester.
Learn more about your I-20 status, immigration and visa information, here.
Learn more about UB Veteran Services and the VA Educational Benefits, here.
Visit the Office of Accessibility Resources' website.