Hold Policy

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

Registration: A hold may be placed at the request of the dean of graduate studies against the further enrollment of students conditionally admitted who fail to complete the admissions process or who have not filed their Plan of Study.

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

Disciplinary: A hold may be placed by the dean of students 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Medical: A hold may be placed at the request of the dean of students on the enrollment of a student who has been withdrawn from the university or who is being denied enrollment because of psychological or medical problems.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 counseling staff. A medical hold may also be placed on students who have not submitted proof of measles (rubeola) vaccinations.

Graduate Admissions/Registrar’s: A hold may be placed by the dean of graduate studies or registrar on the enrollment of a student who fails to provide proof of college graduation or transcripts from previous colleges attended.

Academic: A hold may be placed at the request of the dean of graduate studies on the enrollment of a student for failure to maintain the required graduate grade point average.