This step-by-step guide will help new social work students 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 attendance, you must log back in to your Application Status Portal and complete the "SSW Reply to Offer of Admission" form.
Submit your $50 tuition deposit (via credit card or echeck) using the link in your status portal. You will need your UB person number to complete this step. Your person number is generally available in your status portal 24-48 hours after you are admitted. You will receive an email when it is available.
Can't find the link? Email us at email@example.com.
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.
Your UBIT name and password remain the same and you will not receive a new password.
Forgot your UBIT name and/or password or can't find the activation email? Contact the UBIT Help Desk at 716-645-3542 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
As of 4/12/23 The State University of New York announced that a COVID-19 vaccine will no longer be mandated for students to attend SUNY’s 64 campuses, effective for summer courses, which coincides with the official end of the national public health emergency by President Biden’s administration.
*You must complete the steps with the (*) before you can register for classes. The other steps in the second section can be completed before or after you are registered.
In accordance with New York State Public Health Law, UB requires that all students submit a student health background form.
The preferred way to submit health forms is to upload them via the secure patient portal on the Health Office website (see link above).
Alternatively, you can mail 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 indicated on your application that you are a New York State resident, and you are not a continuing UB student, you will be required to upload three of the following documents to verify your residency and obtain the in-state tuition rate. Upload documents to your application portal checklist as “NYS Residency Materials.”
All admitted students will be deemed an out-of-state resident for tuition billing purposes until sufficient documentation is provided to verify New York State residency in advance of class registration.
NYS Residency Materials List
All three documents must have your name on them. Please redact (black out) sensitive information such as social security number, bank account numbers, etc. before uploading. Acceptable documents include:
If you have questions about the above documentation or what is permissible, email email@example.com.
Students who go through the initial verification process and are determined not eligible for NYS tuition rate may contact UB’s Student Accounts Office to inquire about an appeal process.
(If you are a part-time traditional student, a dual-degree student who is not beginning in the School of Social Work, or a doctoral student, you will skip this step.)
It is extremely important that you complete the field application in a timely manner when prompted.
Please note: Students who have a past felony must understand that they may encounter challenges in securing a field placement, depending on the nature of the charge(s). If students are unable to successfully complete field education requirements it will result in dismissal from the program.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full and part-time students who are U.S. citizens and registered for at least 6 credit hours can be eligible for loans through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
This is a requirement for all MSW and dual-degree students.
In your 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.
With the exception of degrees earned at UB, all students must provide final official transcripts* from your conferring undergraduate institution verifying that you have earned an undergraduate degree. Students with graduate credits they are transferring and/or graduate degrees must also provide final official transcripts from their graduate institution(s).
If you are a recent graduate, please check with your institution to make sure that the official transcript is final and will have your degree conferred on it before it is sent.
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 department.
Check your application portal to see if we have received your final official transcripts.
Questions about what is needed? Email email@example.com.
*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.
As you prepare to enroll in any of our graduate programs, review the technology requirements to make sure you have the required hardware/ software and skills to be successful.
Note: You will not be able to register until you have completed the step above with the (*), enrolled in DUO two-step verification, and all holds have been removed from your account.
Online Traditional MSW students will have a registration hold until they attend the mandatory orientation. The hold will be listed as "Preregistration Meeting- SW." This hold will be lifted and you can register for classes after orientation has been completed. Seats will be reserved in the required courses for you.
Before you are able to access your HUB account and other UBIT services, you must enroll in DUO two-step verification. Two-step verification is the new standard for account security on the Internet. It pairs something you know (your UBITName and password) with something you have (like a smartphone or a security key) to provide secure access to your UB services.
Next, remove any holds in HUB:
UB students cannot register for classes until they have fulfilled these requirements.
To view the date when you are able to begin registering for classes, log into your HUB student center, available in MyUB.
In the HUB student center, on the right hand side bar, you will be able to view the open enrollment windows under the "enrollment dates" box.
The curriculum for each program is prescribed. This means you must register for all of and only the courses listed in the first semester of your program curriculum on the website.
Please note that students do not need to meet with an advisor before registering. Advisors for MSW students will be assigned at orientation.
Click on your program below to see which courses you must register for your first semester*:
*PhD students should contact their advisor to discuss their course schedule before registering.
As soon as enrollment opens and your holds have been lifted, follow the steps below to register.
Email Ashley Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Students are required to obtain a student ID card (UB Card). To get your UB Card, please visit the UB Campus Dining and Shops page (online students) or the UB Card office on the North Campus, in 1Capen (Capen Hall).
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.
All students will be expected to abide by the NASW Code of Ethics and the Technical Standards for Admission, Promotion, and Graduation, in accordance with program requirements, with or without reasonable accommodations, to enroll in, fully participate in, progress through, and graduate from any UBSSW program.
Students enrolled in our online programs who live more than 75 miles from campus can 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 on the UB Graduate School Immigration & International Arrival Information.
Learn more about UB Veteran Services and the VA Educational Benefits on the UB Veteran Services page.
It helps to self-disclose to the Accessibility Resources Office as soon as possible so that appropriate accommodations can be arranged in advance. Visit the Office of Accessibility Resources website to learn about the process for self-disclosing and requesting accommodations.