Hold Policy

Northern Michigan University places a “hold” on a student’s registration, transcript request, diploma or certificate when the student has not met conditions or obligations due the university. The following are general reasons for a hold:

Financial

A hold may be placed by the Financial Services Office because of any financial obligation to the university.

Adviser Registration

An electronic hold may be placed on a student’s record to ensure that a student has seen his or her adviser.

Disciplinary

A hold may be placed by the Dean of Students Office on students who have been suspended or expelled for disciplinary reasons.

Medical

A hold may be placed at the request of the dean of students on the enrollment of a student who has been withdrawn from the university or who is being denied enrollment because of psychological or medical problems. Holds applied in these situations are made on the basis of recommendations from the director of the University Health Center, another medical doctor, and/or a member of the University Health Center counseling staff. A medical hold may also be placed on students who have not ­ submitted proof of measles (rubeola) vaccinations.

Admissions/Registrar’s

A hold may be placed by the director of admissions or registrar on the enrollment of a student who fails to provide proof of high school graduation or transcripts from previous colleges attended.

Academic

A hold may be placed at the request of the chairperson of the Admissions and Academic Policies Committee on the enrollment of a student who has been suspended or dismissed for failure to maintain the standards outlined in the Academic Proficiency Policy.

TLC

A hold may be placed by the Asset Management Office against a student that has failed to return the leased computer by the established return deadline date. Students are not eligible to continue to use the leased notebook computer if they are not registered for credit earning classes at NMU. Holds are removed when the laptop computer has been returned; late fees may apply. Students may contact Asset Management at 906-227-1422, or 906-227-1256, or e-mail thinkpad@nmu.edu to have the hold removed so that they may register for classes. A fee may be charged to remove the hold.