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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

From the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Posted: Monday, August 30, 2021

Enrollment Verification Work Group Update

The Enrollment Verification Work Group has developed a two-step process to help identify students who have decided not to attend Buffalo State College and have not completed the necessary paperwork or have not dropped their registrations. Our hope is that this will help prevent future registration holds and billing issues. This will also assist us in collecting important information about why students decide not to attend Buffalo State.

We ask for campuswide collaboration:

Step 1: If a student informs you that he or she is not planning to attend Buffalo State this semester, please ask the student to log in to Banner and complete a short survey and then complete the Withdrawal/Leave-of-Absence Form. (Links can be found at the end of the survey or on the Registrar’s Forms and Services page.)

Step 2: During the first week of classes, we ask every faculty or staff member who interacts with students to log in to the Bengal Success Portal and raise the Enrollment Verification flag for any students they cannot locate. (See how to raise the flag, DOC, 159 KB.) Specifically, these would be students who have not logged in to Banner to complete the enrollment verification process and are

  • not responding to your communication,
  • not attending classes, and
  • not attending scheduled meetings.

We will use multiple resources, including these BSP flags, to determine which students are not attending, and a committee of academic leaders and administrators will make decisions regarding what student courses should be dropped by the college before the freeze-file date.

Please note: If you raise this flag and the student reaches out to you, please go back and lower the flag as soon as possible. This will prevent the student from experiencing any unnecessary frustration or confusion.

Thank you very much for your help. If you have any questions about this process, please email Agnieszka Zak-Moskal, interim assistant provost for academic success.