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Registration Holds

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The types of holds that can be placed on a student's record are as follows:

  • Academic—placed and removed by the appropriate college dean's office
  • Administrative—placed and removed by the Registrar's office
  • Advising Orientation (AOR) (displayed in LionPATH as New Student Orientation)—placed and removed by Student Orientation and Transition Programs.
  • Disciplinary—placed and removed by the Office of Student Conduct
  • Financial—placed and removed by offices such as the Parking Office, University Libraries, Office of the Bursar
  • Financial Responsibility Agreement— placed by the Registrar's office every semester and removed when a student indicates consent
  • Health—placed and removed by University Health Services

The College of IST automatically places a registration HOLD on a student's record when approved for reenrollment or reinstatement. This is to ensure that students contact IST Advising to discuss their academic plans.

A hold is considered temporary and is removed as soon as the conditions for placing the hold are resolved.

In LionPATH, the Holds box (found on the Advisor/Student Center page) lists any holds that a student needs to resolve.

Every semester all students have a hold that prevents enrollment until they complete their financial responsibility agreement. This agreement is in the Pre-Registration Activity Guide found in a student's To Do List box. Completing this activity guide will release the Financial Responsibility hold and allow students to schedule classes on their enrollment date.

Impact of a Hold

Registration/ Course Add/ Drop/ Late Drop

Failure to complete a Financial Responsibility Agreement prevents enrollment for the upcoming semester.

An academic, administrative, financial, or health hold prevents the student from registering or adding courses for current and future semesters. The student will be allowed to drop and/or late drop courses. Although a hold will not prevent a student from dropping or late dropping courses, there are other policies that prevent these actions (examples include an overdue tuition bill or an accusation of academic misconduct). If a student's circumstances/ options are unclear, contact the Office of the Registrar.


Two conditions prevent the issuing of an official transcript: (1) the student has a financial hold or (2) the student has not participated in a student-loan exit interview.


Certain financial or disciplinary holds prevent the issuing of the student's diploma.

Student Notification

A student is automatically notified by email as soon as a hold has been placed on his/her record.

Student Action

Make immediate contact with the office that activated the hold to initiate the actions necessary to have the hold removed.