|University Undergraduate Advising Handbook|
To ensure compliance with University Faculty Senate policies or to ensure communication with a student regarding the need to fulfill certain administrative or college requirements, some University offices are authorized to place holds on student records.
The types of holds that can be placed on a student's record are as follows:
Impact of a Hold
IMPACT OF A HOLD
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.
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.
A student is automatically notified by e-mail as soon as a hold has been placed on his/her record.
Authorized advisers can use ISIS screen ARURD to determine if a student has a hold on his/her registration: a "Y" will appear in the "HD" column on the right side of the screen. Information about the hold will be displayed on ARISL. For more details, type "S" under "SEL" and press enter.
The eLion Holds application provides students and advisers with information on the type of hold, the date the hold took effect, the impact that the hold will have on the student's record, the reason for the hold, whether or not there will be a transcript notation for a disciplinary hold, and contact information for the office that placed the hold.
Make immediate contact with the office that activated the hold to initiate the actions necessary to have the hold removed.
The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. Please consult a Penn State academic adviser for more detailed information.
This page is part of the University Undergraduate Advising Handbook, which is maintained by the Division of Undergraduate Studies, DUS@psu.edu.
Reviewed: January 2012
Last Update: March 2010