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University of Minnisota  Administrative Policy

Holds on Records and Registration: Twin Cities, Crookston, Morris, Rochester

Responsible University Officer(s):
  • Executive Vice President and Provost
Policy Owner(s):
  • Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education
Policy contact(s):
  • Stacey Tidball
Date Revised:
Jul 2, 2019
Effective Date:
Apr 8, 2009

Policy Statement

Authorized University staff and faculty may impose holds on student records for financial, student conduct, or academic reasons. A hold may prevent a student from obtaining an official transcript, registering for courses, or making registration changes.

  1. For advising and academic purposes, advisers or authorized collegiate staff may place a hold on the student’s record that prevents the student from registering or making registration changes.
  2. Authorized University staff or faculty may place a hold on a student's record for a violation of Board of Regents Policy: Student Conduct Code, or for failure to meet financial obligations to the University (for example, unpaid bills, library fees, unreturned keys).
  3. The Executive Vice President and Provost and/or Vice President for Clinical Affairs may designate other appropriate reasons for the University to place a hold on a student's record.
  4. To resolve a hold and have it removed from the record, the student must first pay the debt owed, correct the deficiency or problem, or be cleared by the Office for Community Standards (or the appropriate office on the system campuses).


This policy is not applicable to the Duluth campus.

Reason for Policy

Holds are placed on student records to protect the University’s interests, guide or compel student action, and enforce policy. Placing holds is not an arbitrary action. Only certain offices on campus are able to place and/or remove holds.




Frequently Asked Questions


Primary Contact(s) Stacey Tidball 612-626-0075
Twin Cities Campus Julie Selander 612-625-6579
Crookston Campus Jason Tangquist 218-281-8424
Morris Campus Marcus Muller 320-589-6011
Rochester Campus Diane Douglas 507-258-8008


There are no definitions associated with this policy.


There are no specified responsibilities associated with this policy.

Related Information


July 2019 - Comprehensive Review. This policy applies to undergraduate students and was modified to:
  1. Clarify language regarding who can place and remove holds from student records.
  2. Improve organization by removing duplicative language and explain the impact of holds at the beginning of the policy.
  3. Add FAQs to address concerns that students need more information on how to learn about holds or resolve holds.
December 2009 - Policy now applies to Crookston.
April 2009

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