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 Stewart Center, 128 Memorial Mall, Suite 176, 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 Experience Survey in early January when it is made active A link to the survey will appear on the Academics tab in myPurdue.

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.

Confirm Course Experience Location

This hold is placed when you are registered in a course that requires an off-campus experience completing a field experience, clinical hours, a practicum, or internship.

Reporting mandates require Purdue University to verify the physical location of the experience when taking such courses. If this is not completed within 30 days of your email notice a registration hold will be place on your account.

If you will be graduating at the end of the semester, a transcript hold will be placed on your account.

Please follow these instructions:

  1. Log into your myPurdue account.
  2. Click on the Academic tab.
  3. Under the Personal information menu, click on Confirm Course Experience Location.
  4. Enter the information for where you will be physically located while completing the off-campus requirements for the course. *If the information there is correct, please click Verify.

Please be sure to provide the address information for the location of the experience.

Example: you are living in Indiana but are commuting to Kentucky each day for the course experience. Please provide the Kentucky address.

Additionally, if you move or information regarding your courses changes, it is your responsibility to update this information.


  • 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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