Advising Holds

Advising holds prevent student registration and can only be removed by the department or academic advisor.

Advising holds

  • Departments may stipulate that students in their major/minor be required to meet with an advisor prior to registering.
  • This will be enforced by means of Advising Holds which will prevent registration and can only be removed by the department or academic advisor. 
  • Advisor assignments in Banner are an important part of the hold process and should be updated in a timely manner so students will have the correct advisor(s) to contact.  
  • Learn more about advising assignments.

Placing an advising hold


  • A report that could be used is the Cumulative GPA by level, class, college, degree in major order report under the GPA/Credit Hours tab in Report Central's Student section.
  • Choosing the parameters for the report will allow you to retrieve your selected student population.
  • Click here to see an image of a sample parameter set.

Please note:

  • Exclude freshman students (all freshman automatically receive an advising hold)
  • Exclude students who have applied to graduate for the current term
  • One request per department should be submitted
  • You should include students who are enrolled in their 4th semester as part of the Graduation Oriented Advising initiative

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