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Holds

LEO Online

Students should always check LEO Online before registering, to be sure all holds have been cleared.

Holds are visible as soon as they are attached to students' accounts. Future holds are displayed in bold and become effective on the date specified.

Common Holds

Pending Graduation

Students who are graduating at the end of the current term will have a hold that prevents further registration.

If you still need to take courses to complete program requirements, e-mail graduate@odu.edu to notify the University Registrar of your new graduation term and to request that the hold be lifted.

If you wish to continue taking classes after you graduate, you must be readmitted as a degree-seeking or non-degree student. Once you have been admitted to a new degree program, or have been admitted to take courses as a non-degree student following graduation, the hold will be removed. If the hold remains after you have been admitted, e-mail register@odu.edu for assistance.

No Registration Time Ticket

This is not a hold, but does prevent registration during pre-registration only until such time as the student is eligible to register. Admitted students without time tickets may be eligible to register once open registration starts.

Only degree-seeking students registered for the current term are eligible to receive time tickets.

Registration/Consortium & Joint Programs

This hold prevents consortium and joint program students from registering online. Contact the Registrar's Office for assistance.

Complete List

Hold
Code
Hold Message
Contact Information for Office Placing Hold
Advising Staff
AD

Advisor Registration Block
University policy requires all degree seeking students to be advised, whether or not a major has been declared. Students must contact an advisor in order for the hold to be lifted. Students can view the name of the advisor by looking in MyAdvisor or in DegreeWorks. Main campus students must contact the academic advisor for the major or someone in the college's Advising Center. Students who have not selected a major may contact the Center for Major Exploration. Distance Learning students should contact the site director. These holds become effective either November 1 for registration for the next spring and summer semester, or April 1 for the registration for the following fall.
Hold Prohibits: Registration
Contact: View the advisor list at http://www.odu.edu/success/academic/advising/advisors, or e-mail advisor@odu.edu.

Office of Finance (Accounts Receivable)

AH

Accounts Receivable Hold
These holds are placed when the student's account becomes past due or is submitted to the collection agency. The tuition deadline is posted well in advance of the beginning of each semester and students should have financing for attendance at the University planned prior to enrolling in classes. Further information is available at www.odu.edu/finance
Hold Prohibits: Registration, enrollment verification, release of transcript, posting of graduation, ability to view grades, additional accounts receivable activity.
Contact: Office of Finance, Rollins Hall, 757-683-3030, tuition@odu.edu

AR Accounts Receivable
When the student has a delinquent amount due, an A/R hold is placed on the account.
Hold Prohibits: Registration, enrollment verification, release of transcript, posting of graduation, ability to view grades, additional accounts receivable activity.
Contact: Office of Finance, Rollins Hall, 757-683-3030, tuition@odu.edu

Occasionally, an Athletics accounts receivable hold, used infrequently, occurs if a student-athlete has not returned equipment (laptop, athletic equipment, books) and is required to do so by coaches and/or administrators. The reason included on this hold: Return of athletic equipment required.
Hold Prohibits: Registration, enrollment verification, release of transcript, posting of graduation, ability to view grades, additional accounts receivable activity.
Contact: Associate Athletic Director, 683-5224, or Student Athletes Academic Advisor, 683-3709, 1st Floor, Athletic Administration Building

AS Accts Rec - Registration Only (Accounts Receivable Hold $100 or less)
This hold is placed on the student's record when the student has a debt that is $100 or less. The hold does not prohibit registration (drop, add or course withdrawal).
Hold Prohibits: Enrollment verification, posting of graduation, release of transcript, ability to view grades.
Contact: Office of Finance, Rollins Hall, 757-683-3030, tuition@odu.edu
Office of Admissions
AM

Admissions
This hold is used when miscellaneous documentation is needed from the student.
Hold Prohibits: Registration
Contact: Office of Admissions, 757-683-3685, admissions@odu.edu

AP

Admission Application Pending
This hold is used once the student has applied for admission to the University but a decision has not yet been made.
Hold Prohibits: Registration
Contact: Office of Admissions, 757-683-3685, admissions@odu.edu

DR Admissions Deposit Required
This hold is used when the student has not paid the admissions deposit confirming attendance at the University.
Hold Prohibits: Registration
Contact: Office of Admissions, 757-683-3685, admissions@odu.edu
TR Transcript Hold
This hold is placed when an applicant has not yet submitted an official transcript for evaluation by the Office of Admissions.
Hold Prohibits: Registration
Contact: Office of Admissions, 757-683-3685, admissions@odu.edu
Athletics
AT

Athletic Hold
The AT hold is the primary hold used by Athletics. Student-athletes are associated with their sport code in the administrative system beginning with orientation. This hold is placed by the athletic advising staff and used to prevent student-athletes or staff on campus from changing registration schedules for the student-athletes, ensuring full-time enrollment of at least 12 hours and fulfilling other University and NCAA requirements. The student must see one of the student-athlete advisors before making any schedule changes.
Hold Prohibits: Registration
Contact: Student Athletes Academic Advisor, 683-3709 or 683-3715

Career Management Center
CM

Career Advantage Program
This hold is for the occasional student who does not respond to request for information we are required to maintain.
Hold Prohibits: Registration, release of transcript, ability to view grades
Contact: Career Management Center, Webb Center, 2nd Floor, 683-5341, cmc@odu.edu

Disciplinary Holds
D1

University Hearing Officer
This hold is normally applied when a student fails to complete his/her sanction(s) by the assigned deadline(s) or has a pending case that needs to be resolved prior to the student's registration.
Hold Prohibits: Registration
Contact: Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity, 757-683-3431, oscai@odu.edu

D2

University Hearing Officer
This hold is normally applied when a student fails to complete his/her sanction(s) by the assigned deadline(s) or has a pending case that needs to be resolved prior to the processing or viewing of the transcript or grades.
Hold Prohibits: Processing and viewing of transcript or grades.
Contact: Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity, 757-683-3431, oscai@odu.edu

D3

University Hearing Officer
This hold is normally applied when a student fails to complete his/her sanction(s) by the assigned deadline(s) or has a pending case that needs to be resolved prior to the student's graduation.
Hold Prohibits: Graduation
Contact: Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity, 757-683-3431, oscai@odu.edu

English Language Center
EL

English Language Cntr
Holds are usually placed on the records of international students who have not demonstrated proof of insurance. See www.odu.edu/ao/oip/elc
Hold Prohibits: Registration
Contact: English Language Center, 683-4424

Financial Aid Office
FA

Financial Aid
This hold is applied to the records of graduating students who have received financial aid during enrollment at the University. Loan exit counseling is required and can be completed by clicking to www.studentloans.gov
Hold Prohibits: Registration, enrollment verification, release of transcript, posting of graduation, ability to view grade, additional accounts receivable activity
Contact: Office of Financial Aid, 683-3683, finaid@odu.edu

Office of Graduate Studies
CR Responsible Conduct of Research
All degree-seeking and post-baccalaureate (teacher licensure) graduate students admitted or readmitted since Fall 2010 are required to complete training in the fundamentals of Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). This training must be completed prior to the completion of 12 semester hours. Students who do not complete the RCR training will have a hold preventing registration and graduation until the training is completed. Students can check DegreeWorks for the entry showing that the training has been completed.
Hold Prohibits: Registration, Graduation
Questions relating to the RCR training should be addressed to Adam Rubenstein, Director of Research Compliance, at arubenst@odu.edu or 757-683-3686.
If the student's record has not been updated or the hold has not been removed after 30 days from the date of completion of the training, contact: Office of the University Registrar, register@odu.edu
GC

Graduate Continuance
Graduate students who end a semester of attendance with less than a 3.0 GPA will be placed on academic warning. This hold informs the student that he or she may continue to enroll in undergraduate courses, but not in graduate courses. Student cannot use LEO Online to register; must submit completed registration form.
Hold Prohibits: Registration
Contact: Office of Graduate Studies, 757-683-4885

GF

Exceeds Graduate Hours in Non-Degree Status (Ofc of Graduate Studies)
Non-degree students are eligible to enroll in up to 12 academic credits prior to making formal application for admission to a degree program. After the 12th hour has been exceeded, this hold will be placed on the student's record. If the student does not plan to enroll in a degree program, but is engaged in life-long learning activities, licensure or a certificate program, the student should inform the Office of Graduate Studies of future enrollment intention.
Hold Prohibits: Registration
Contact: Office of Graduate Studies, 757-683-4885

GW

Students who receive this warning hold may continue to enroll in life-long learning courses, licensure or certificate programs; however if the student exceeds 11.99 hours, then the GF hold will be applied. If the student does not plan to enroll in a degree program, but is engaged in life-long learning activities, licensure or a certificate program, the student should inform the Office of Graduate Studies of future enrollment intention. The GF hold is restrictive; the GW hold is not.
Hold Prohibits: Nothing; this hold is informational only
Contact: Office of Graduate Studies, 757-683-4885

Student Health Services
HS

Student Health Services
This hold is placed on the records of students who have not provided evidence of required health immunizations. Students are notified by email from Health Services to the ODU student e-mail address when the immunization hold is placed.
Hold Prohibits: Registration
Contact: Student Health Services, 757-683-3132

International Admissions
IA

International Admissions
Placed by International Admissions.
Hold Prohibits: Registration
Contact: International Admissions, 757-683-3701, intladm@odu.edu

I3

No Credit Courses Engl Reqs
This hold is placed on the records of students who are eligible to enroll in intensive English only in the English Language Center, Hughes Hall. Students in this category may not enroll in academic courses.
Hold Prohibits: Registration
Contact: International Admissions, 757-683-3701, intladm@odu.edu

I4

Grad Bridge/Max 3 Cr Hrs
Graduate Bridge courses are required and are taught through the English Language Center, Hughes Hall. Students may enroll in a maximum of 3 credit hours. Registration for Bridge courses is completed at the English Language Center, Hughes Hall; registration for academic credit courses is required at the Registrar's Office in Rollins Hall.
Hold Prohibits: Registration
Contact: International Admissions, 757-683-3701, intladm@odu.edu

I5

UG Bridge/Max 8 Cr Hrs
Undergraduate Bridge courses are required and are taught through the English Language Center, Hughes Hall. Students may enroll in a maximum of 8 academic credit hours. Registration for academic classes is required at the Registrar's Office in Rollins Hall.
Hold Prohibits: Registration
Contact: International Admissions, 757-683-3701, intladm@odu.edu

I6

UG BRDG/passed WSPT/Max 10 SH
International students in this category have passed the Writing Sample Placement Test and can enroll in a maximum of 10 academic credit hours. Undergraduate Bridge courses are required and are taught through the English Language Center, Hughes Hall. Registration for academic classes is required at the Registrar's Office in Rollins Hall.
Hold Prohibits: Registration
Contact: International Admissions, 757-683-3701, intladm@odu.edu

I7

Max 3 Cr Hrs/Summer Semester
Students may enroll in a maximum of 3 academic credit hours during the summer sessions. Registration for academic classes is required at the Registrar's Office in Rollins Hall.
Hold Prohibits: Registration
Contact: International Admissions, 757-683-3701, intladm@odu.edu

I9

Miscellaneous Hold
This is a miscellaneous hold used to require international students to submit various identified documents to the Office of International Admissions.
Hold Prohibits: Registration
Contact: International Admissions, 757-683-3701, intladm@odu.edu

International Student and Scholar Services
IS

International Student and Scholar Services
This hold is placed for a variety of reasons -- missing documentation might need to be submitted, lack of response to e-mails, etc. Text in the hold will indicate the issue or resolution for removal.
Hold Prohibits: Registration
Contact: International Student and Scholar Services, 757-683-4756, intlstu@odu.edu

I1

New Intl Student No Registr
This hold is placed for all students on a non-immigrant visa (i.e. those without a green card) admitted to a new academic program at ODU (even returning/continuing students). Please visit the ISSS site (www.odu.edu/isss) for details about new student check-in dates, location, document requirements, etc. Non-degree students can e-mail ISSS with their UINs for assistance with this hold.
Hold Prohibits: Registration
Contact: International Student and Scholar Services, 757-683-4756, intlstu@odu.edu

I2 Health Ins Req
All students on F-1, J-1 and J-2 status are required by University and/or federal policies to maintain health insurance that meets certain requirements. This hold is placed on students who have not yet purchased the University-mandated insurance policy.
Hold Prohibits: Registration
Contact: International Student and Scholar Services 757-683-4756, intlstu@odu.edu
University Libraries
LF Library Fine
These holds are placed when return of materials is delinquent or damage has occurred. Any library staff member can provide assistance.
Hold Prohibits: Registration, enrollment verification, release of transcript, posting of graduation, ability to view grades, additional accounts receivable activity
Contact: Circulation Services, 757-683-4154, or www.lib.odu.edu
Collection agency information can also be located at the website mentioned above.
Contact: Todd, Bremer & Lawson, 800-849-6669.
Student Ombudsperson Services (S.O.S.)
OM Student Ombudsperson Services
This hold is placed on the records of students who default on a Student Emergency Loan made by the SOS Office. Repayment is 30 days from the date of the loan. Students who fail to repay the loan in full by 5pm EST on the repayment date will have a financial hold placed on their record. Holds are removed within 24 hours of receipt of payment.
Hold Prohibits: Registration, release of academic transcript, release of diploma
Contact: 757-683-3442 or ODUCares@odu.edu
Preview Office
P1 Preview Office
This hold is placed on the record of a student who has been granted an exception to pre-payment and owes a PREVIEW fee.
Hold Prohibits: Registration
Contact: New Student and Parent Programs Office, 757-683-3428, preview@odu.edu
Parking & Transportation Services
PF orT2 Parking Fine
Parking holds are placed on the student's account when parking fines or fines for other violations related to use of University garages and ground parking are delinquent.
Hold Prohibits: Registration, enrollment verification, release of transcript, posting of graduation, ability to view grades, additional accounts receivable activity
Contact: Parking Services, 757-683-4004, parking@odu.edu
Office of the University Registrar
R1 Registrar
This hold may be placed for several reasons and will usually require the student to contact the Registrar's Office for resolution.
Hold Prohibits: Registration
Contact: Office of the University Registrar, 757-683-4425 (choose Registration option), register@odu.edu
RC Registrar/Consortium
This hold is placed on the records of students who are taking courses at the University as guest students through the Virginia Tidewater Consortium. Students may only enroll in courses in person at the Registrar's Office, Rollins Hall.
Hold Prohibits: Registration
Contact: Office of the University Registrar, 757-683-4425 (choose Registration option), register@odu.edu
RG Regist Hold/Pend Graduation
This hold is placed on the records of students who have applied for graduation for the current term. Students who discover they will not graduate as planned should contact the Registrar's Office graduation staff to update the expected graduation date and have the hold removed. Students who wish to take classes AFTER graduation must be readmitted to the University as a non-degree, second degree, or graduate student before the hold will be removed.
Hold Prohibits: Registration
Contact: Office of the University Registrar, 757-683-4425 (choose Graduation option), graduate@odu.edu
RH Not Eligible to Register Now
Used infrequently. The student should contact the Registrar's Office.
Hold Prohibits: Registration
Contact: Office of the University Registrar, 757-683-4425 (choose Registration option), register@odu.edu
RJ or JD Joint Program Student
Students with this hold are attending through one of the joint degree programs Old Dominion University shares with Eastern Virginia Medical School, The College of William and Mary, Norfolk State University, as well as other institutions, where Old Dominion University is not the school of record for the program.
Hold Prohibits: Registration
Contact: Office of the University Registrar, 757-683-4425 (choose Registration option), register@odu.edu OR the Registrar's Office at your home institution
RS Registrar/Senior Citizen
Students with this hold should contact the Registrar's Office for assistance with registering.
Hold Prohibits: Registration
Contact: Office of the University Registrar, 757-683-4425 (choose Registration option), register@odu.edu
Student Recreation Center
SR This hold is placed when a student's account becomes past due for failure to pay for lost or damaged equipment, forfeit bond or late fees.
Hold Prohibits: Registration, enrollment verification, release of transcript, receipt of diploma, ability to view grades, additional accounts receivable activity.
Contact: Associate Director Recreation and Wellness, Student Recreation Center Suite 1207, 757-683-3384, recsprts@odu.edu
Assessment Office
TC Trans to College Inventory Hld
Freshmen students are required to complete a transition to college inventory (TCI) questionnaire in advance of attending the University. The TCI helps staff at the University to understand characteristics of students in the class in order to facilitate their transition to the University. The TCI is normally completed during Preview. Students who do not attend Preview will have the TCI hold placed and will not be able to register.
Hold Prohibits: Registration
Contact: Office of Assessment, 757-683-3322, assess@odu.edu
TF Freshman Assessment
Freshmen students are required to complete the Freshman Assessment. This is a survey that must be submitted in advance of registration for the student's second semester at the University.
Hold Prohibits: Registration
Contact: Office of Assessment, 757-683-3322, assess@odu.edu
TG Graduate Assessment
Graduate students are required to complete the Graduate Student Satisfaction Survey (GSSS) during their last semester at the University. The degree will not be posted and the student will not be sent the diploma until the GSSS has been completed and submitted to the Assessment Office.
Hold Prohibits: Graduation
Contact: Office of Assessment, 757-683-3322, assess@odu.edu
TH Transfer Assessment Hold
Transfer students are required to complete the Transfer Student Satisfaction Survey during the first semester of attendance. Students will not be able to register for a second semester if the transfer student assessment has not been completed. Students will receive a personal invitation at their ODU email address shortly after the beginning of the Fall or Spring semester.
Hold Prohibits: Registration
Contact: Office of Assessment, 757-683-3322, assess@odu.edu
TN Transfer Student Survey
Entering transfer students will be sent an invitation to take the Transfer Biographical Questionnaire (BioQ) after they have completed the Transfer Student Satisfaction Survey. Students will not be able to register for a second semester if the transfer student assessment has not been completed. Students will receive a personal invitation at their ODU email address within 24 hours after submitting the TSS.
Hold Prohibits: Registration
Contact: Office of Assessment, 757-683-3322, assess@odu.edu
TS Senior Assessment
The Senior Assessment (Senior Student Satisfaction Survey) is a University requirement for graduation. It must be completed during the semester in which the student plans to graduate and is available to students who have applied for graduation and are "pending" for graduation in the records of the Registrar's Office. A personal invitation will be sent to the student's ODU email address. Students who have not completed the Senior Assessment can participate in commencement ceremonies, but the degree will not be posted to the record and the diploma will be withheld until the survey has been completed and submitted to the Office of Assessment.
Hold Prohibits: Graduation
Contact: Office of Assessment, 757-683-3322, assess@odu.edu
Academic Continuance & Transfer Programs
UC Undergraduate Continuance
This hold will be placed on the records of students who are suspended from the University. This hold prevents further registration unless the student has successfully appealed suspension or the suspension period has been served and the student has been reactivated or readmitted to the University.
Hold Prohibits: Registration
Contact: Coordinator of Undergraduate Continuance, 757-683-3773 or http://uc.odu.edu/continuance/
Writing Center
WC Writing Center
This hold is placed on the records of students who transfer in credit for English 110C, all of whom are required to take the Writing Sample Placement Test prior to or during the first semester at the University. If they pass, they have met the initial writing requirement. If they do not pass, they are required to meet with a Writing Center counselor to review their test. If students have not taken or have not reviewed the test at the end of their first semester, a hold is placed on registration for the next semester. Students must retest and pass before the end of the second semester. If they have not passed by the end of the second semester, a hold will prevent further registration. Once the student has passed the test, the hold is removed.
Hold Prohibits: Registration
Contact: Writing Center, 757-683-4013, ww2.uc.odu.edu/academicskills/
Teacher Education Services
TE

Teacher Education
This hold is placed (and removed) at the request of Teacher Education Services.
Hold Prohibits: Registration
Contact: Teacher Education Services, 757-683-3348.