University Registrar

Hold Information and Clearance Procedure

Faculty Rule 3335-9-16 provides that "an administrative hold may be placed on the records or accounts of any person who fails to comply in a reasonable period of time with an obligation imposed under university rules or who has an overdue debt or fine. An administrative hold will cause certain services to be withheld, including, but not limited to: obtaining current quarter grades, registering or enrolling, being certified as eligible to obtain a degree or certificate, receiving a transcript, borrowing books or equipment. . . ”

If you have a hold on your record, it will be visible in the Holds box in the upper-right-hand corner of your SIS Student Center on www.buckeyelink.osu.edu (new window).  Details about each hold are  listed in the Details link, including contact information and instructions you will need to follow to obtain a clearance of the hold.

It is important that you address your holds in a timely manner, allowing sufficient time for the hold to be cleared and thus avoid delays in services. Some holds (particularly financial holds) block the setup of enrollment appointment as well as enrollment.

Always check the instructions and contact information provided in your Student Center for each hold.  If you have further questions you should contact:

STUDENT SERVICE CENTER
Student Academic Services Building, 1st Floor, 281 W. Lane Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: (614) 292-0300 | Toll-free: (800) 678-6440

E-mail: ssc@osu.edu