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

Students:  If you have not done so, please complete the required steps to affirm your Financial Responsibility and update your Emergency Contact information to release the holds on your account. Click here to learn how to release your Emergency Contact hold. Click here to affirm your financial responsibility and lift the Financial Responsibility hold. You will not be allowed to register for classes until both holds are released. If you have any questions, please feel free to visit the Office of the Registrar in HOVD, Room 45, or contact us at registrar@purdue.edu.

Removing Your Emergency Contact Hold (video)

All Undergraduate and Degree-Seeking Students at West Lafayette and Polytechnic Statewide: You must complete the Gallup-Purdue Index Survey in early January when it is made active as a hold has been placed on your account. This means you will be unable to access the Add or Drop Classes link in myPurdue until the survey is completed. A link to the survey will appear on the Academics tab in myPurdue. It will disappear once you either complete the survey or indicate your intent to decline to provide answers. Look for an announcement about the survey in your e-mail in mid-January.

GPI Experiences Survey video

Definition of a Hold

Some holds signify the student is restricted from enrolling in classes and/or obtaining academic transcripts at Purdue University. Holds that do NOT prevent registration or obtaining a transcript are:

DD - No direct deposit authorization on file
RF - Financial Aid Refund Hold
RO - Bursar Recurring Payments
M1 - Initial Student Medical Insurance

Common Reasons for Holds

  • Nonpayment of library fines, parking tickets, and residence hall bills
  • Disciplinary action taken by the Office of the Dean of Students
  • Poor scholastic performance
  • Failure to meet immunization requirements

Dismissed or Suspended Students

  • These students may still request an academic transcript.
  • The hold will remain in effect until such time the student is officially readmitted by the Committee on Scholastic Delinquencies and Readmissions or the suspension is removed by the Office of the Dean of Students.


  • Students can verify holds through myPurdue.
  • For specific information, contact the office that placed the hold. Contact information is listed in myPurdue with the Hold.

Students in hold status who would like to verify the hold can do so through myPurdue.

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