What do I do if I have a hold on my account?
When a student's records are on hold there are services that they will not be able access until the hold is removed. A hold is an indicator that notifies a student that they are expected to perform a certain task. This task could vary from talking to an advisor to paying for a parking ticket. The most common affects the student's ability to register for courses. It can also impact services like requesting transcripts, or use of library resources.
Students should consult their online myUCF account to find out if they have any holds on their record. If holds are present a brief description of why a hold exists and the office that can help resolve it will be provided. CECS cannot remove holds on students' behalf, they can only be removed by the office that placed them on a student's record.
The College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) places holds on a student's record if they are:
• An Engineering Undecided major
• Placed or continued on probation
• Identified as being on Academic Alert, or
• Newly readmitted to the college
Holds do not impact dropping or withdrawing from courses. Holds for Engineering Pending, Continued on Probation, New Readmits, and Multiple-term Academic Alert require a student to see an academic advisor in the CECS Academic Affairs Office before a student can register. Holds for Placed on Probation and Academic Alert (first term) require students to complete an online workshop and advising session. Until these two components are completed a student will remain on hold.
Once the requirements are completed and approved by an advisor the hold will be temporarily removed to allow for registration. Holds can only be removed by the office that placed them on a student's record. CECS cannot remove holds placed by other offices. Students must contact the office that placed the hold to have it removed.