Holds (Formerly named Encumbrances)

Students cannot change their curriculum if they have a hold on their record.

A Hold refers to the restriction of a student’s eligibility to enroll in classes, change their curriculum or obtain academic transcripts at Purdue University. Holds can result from a variety of situations, including but not limited to: nonpayment of library fines, tuition fees, parking tickets, and residence hall bills; disciplinary action taken by the Office of the Dean of Students or poor scholastic performance. 

If your record becomes placed on hold for financial reasons, registration for future courses will not be fully processed until the hold is cleared. In addition, you will be unable to obtain copies of your transcript until the hold is removed.

To Remove a Financial Hold

To remove a financial hold, contact Student Accounts in Lawshe 130 or 219-989-2560.

If you are dismissed from Purdue for scholastic reasons (academic drop) or suspended for disciplinary reasons, a hold will be placed on your record to prevent future registrations. You will, however, still be able to request academic transcripts. This hold will remain in effect until such time as you are officially readmitted by the Committee on Scholastic Delinquencies and Readmissions, or until the suspension is removed by the Office of the Dean of Students. 

A complete set of academic regulations is available to students in the Office of Campus Life and Dean of Students, Student Union and Library Building, Room 313. Phone is 219.989.4141.

If you are in hold status and would like to verify the hold, you can do so through PCStar. For further information, contact the Office of the Registrar in Lawshe Hall, Room 130 or at 219-989-2210.