Holds Key

The University uses a system of Holds to ensure that students conduct business with the university in a timely fashion.  Students need to get in the habit of checking their holds via GULFLINE: (choose Student & Financial Aid option, then Student Records) on a regular basis so that they aren't prevented from registering for classes or changing their class schedules!


It is critical to take the steps that are necessary to remove all holds as soon as possible to allow processing time for departments, schools and agencies to send required information. Most holds restrict students from progressing with registration.

Holds that prevent you from registering for courses immediately.

Hold Code Office Responsible Hold Resolution Recommendation
AF: Freshman Advising Hold

First Year Advising

First-year students must complete two mandatory advising contacts each semester during their first year of enrollment. The AF Hold ensures that students complete these meetings each semester prior to the transtition to college advising at the end of their first year at FGCU.

Learn how the AF hold is used

AM: Academic Milestone Hold

College Advising Staff

(Based upon student's major.)

Students who have missed one or more academic milestones must meet with their advisor to discuss a plan to get back on track.

Make an appointment with your advisor

AR: Accounts Receivable

Office of the Bursar

Fees are owed to the university and must be paid at the Cashier's Office, McTarnaghan Hall.
AS: Probation after Academic Suspension

Office of the Registrar

Requirements must be completed through: Center for Academic Achievement (CAA)

Students with an Academic Hold must regain their elegibility to register for classes through completion of the Academic Hold requirements, which are administered by the Center for Academic Achievement.
AV: College Advising Hold

College Advising Staff

(Based upon student's major.)

FTIC (freshmen) students will transition to college advising after their first year of enrollment if they have met college-specific academic criteria. In addition, students must complete a transition workshop with their college, that will allow the college to remove the AV Hold so students can register for the next semester.

Learn more about the Advising Transition

CH: Collections

Office of the Bursar

Fees are owed to the university and must be paid at the Cashier's Office, McTarnaghan Hall.
DH: Dean of Students Hold

Dean of Students/Judicial Affairs

Student has been suspended as a result of a judicial sanction.

Learn more about the conduct review process

DS: Academic Dismissal

Office of the Registrar

Requirements must be completed through: Center for Academic Achievement (CAA)

Students with an Academic Hold must regain their elegibility to register for classes through completion of the Academic Hold requirements, which are administered by the Center for Academic Achievement.
FA: Financial Aid

Financial Aid & Scholarships

The financial aid hold can be applied for several reasons:

Student must complete Exit Counseling -- if a student ever had loans and is graduating, falls below half time, transfers, or withdraws, then an exit counseling session is required.

Student owes Title IV funds -- if a student withdraws before the 60% point of the semester and received financial aid, then they may owe funds back to the school.

Student is delinquent/defaults on repayment -- the student will be required to resolve the situation with their lender and provide a default clearance letter to the financial aid office.

As the student resolves each of the issues described, the hold will automatically be removed.

FH: Financial

Financial Aid & Scholarships

The financial aid hold can be applied for several reasons:

Student must complete Exit Counseling -- if a student ever had loans and is graduating, falls below half time, transfers, or withdraws, then an exit counseling session is required.

Student owes Title IV funds -- if a student withdraws before the 60% point of the semester and received financial aid, then they may owe funds back to the school.

Student is delinquent/defaults on repayment -- the student will be required to resolve the situation with their lender and provide a default clearance letter to the financial aid office.

As the student resolves each of the issues described, the hold will automatically be removed.

HJ: Housing Judicial Hold

Housing & Residence Life

Student has an overdue and/or incomplete conduct sanctions or is involved in a pending case with Housing & Residence Life.

Learn more about the residential student conduct process

IM: Immunization Hold Student Health Services All students must submit complete immunization records to Student Health Services prior to their first enrollment at FGCU.
View Immunization Requirements
MR: Major Reselection Hold

College Advising Staff

(Based upon student's major.)

Students who fail to meet the academic milestones for their program of study may be required to select another major. Students who are required to select a different major must meet with an advisor to complete a Change of Major Form.

If a student knows the major they would like to select, they can contact the appropriate college to schedule an advising appointment.

Make an appointment with your advisor

OR: Orientation Hold New Student Programs All degree-seeking undergraduate students must attend Eagle View Orientation before they can register for their first semester at FGCU.
PF: Parking Hold

Parking Services

Parking fees are owed to the university and must be paid at the Cashier's Office, McTarnaghan Hall.
PS: Academic Probation

Office of the Registrar

Requirements must be completed through: Center for Academic Achievement (CAA)

Students with an Academic Hold must regain their elegibility to register for classes through completion of the Academic Hold requirements, which are administered by the Center for Academic Achievement.
RH: Registrar's Hold

Office of the Registrar

This hold prevents students from adding/dropping classes, requesting transcripts, or viewing their academic records until they have resolved any pending issues with the university.

SA: Student Athelete Hold

Athletics Academic Services

Varsity Athletes are required to meet with Athletics Academic Services prior to course registration.

SC: Conduct Hold

Office of Student Conduct

Student has an overdue and/or incomplete conduct sanctions or is involved in a pending case.

Learn more about the conduct review process

SS: Academic Suspension

Office of the Registrar

Requirements must be completed through: Center for Academic Achievement (CAA)

Students with an Academic Hold must regain their elegibility to register for classes through completion of the Academic Hold requirements, which are administered by the Center for Academic Achievement.
SU: Suspension Hold

Office of the Registrar

Students on Academic Suspension are required to "sit out" one semester before reenrolling at FGCU.
FGCU's Academic Standing Policy
TH: Web-Transcript Accounts Receivable

Office of the Bursar

Fees are owed to the university and must be paid at the Cashier's Office, McTarnaghan Hall.
WS: Academic Warning

Office of the Registrar

Requirements must be completed through: Center for Academic Achievement (CAA)

Students with an Academic Hold must regain their elegibility to register for classes through completion of the Academic Hold requirements, which are administered by the Center for Academic Achievement.

Holds that prevent you from registering for courses your second semester.

Hold Code Office REsponsible Hold Resolution Recommendation
CT: Final College Transcript Hold Undergraduate Admissions Submit official final transcripts from all universities previously attended.

FGCU Undergraduate Admissions
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd. South
Ft. Myers, FL 33965-6565

Faxed, copied, unsealed envelope submissions from former schools, or transcripts sent from a student's home are not official.

EC: Essentials Course Hold

"My Student Body"

Prevention & Wellness

All undergraduate students must complete "My Student Body" Essentials Course during their first semester of enrollment to register for future semesters.

Learn about the MSB Essentials Course Requirement

HT: Final High School Transcript Hold Undergraduate Admissions Submit official final high school transcripts from the school that conferred your diploma.
TS: Official SAT/ACT Test Scores Hold Undergraduate Admissions

Submit final official SAT/ACT scores to the university for admission to FGCU.

SAT-FGCU College Code 5221

SAT Score Request Information

ACT-FGCU College Code 0733

ACT Score Request Information

 

TX: Official AP/IB/AICE Test Scores Hold Undergraduate Admissions

Submit final official AP/IB/AICE scores to the university for articulation of credit earned in high school.

AP-FGCU College Code 5221

AP Score Request Information

IB- International Baccalaureate

IB Transcript Request Information

AICE- Cambridge Examinations

AICE Transcript Request Information

 

Other Holds.

Hold Code Office REsponsible Hold Resolution Recommendation
GS: Graduation Survey Hold Career Development Services Graduating students receive an email with a customized link to the FGCU Graduating Student Survey, which must be completed by specified deadlines.
MC: Advised by MCHHS Advising Marieb College of Health & Human Services Advising NONE - the MC Hold identifies students advised through the MCHHS Advising Office.
US: Undergraduate Studies Advising Hold Undergraduate Studies NONE - the US hold identifies students advised through Undergraduate Studies