College Enrollment Hold

College Enrollment Hold

Your college monitors your progress in several important ways to support you in earning a degree. If you have a “College Enrollment Hold,” it means that your college has been unable to contact you about an issue important to your progress. If you have a “Judicial - Provost Hold,” it means there are actions you are required to take related to an academic misconduct issue. Your college will never place a hold on your enrollment without attempting to contact you first.

Here are the types of college enrollment holds, and what you can do if you find one in MyUCSC:

  • Undeclared major hold:

    • Students who began at UCSC as frosh or sophomores are required to declare a major in the first weeks of their 6th quarter (or equivalent). For students who started as frosh, this is usually the spring of their sophomore year; for students who enter as sophomores, this is the equivalent of the spring of sophomore year, based on the number of transfer credits they have. Students who began as junior transfer students are required to formally declare a major in the first weeks of their second quarter at UCSC.
    • To remove an undeclared major hold, follow the steps outlined in the General Catalog to petition to declare your intended major. Each major includes this information in the “How to Declare” section. Check your @ucsc.edu email for more details, or contact your college or major advisor if you have questions.
  • Academic advising hold:

    • When a student falls below good academic standing, they may be required to meet with their college advisor to discuss any support they may need and to develop a plan to return to good standing. Students who do not meet with an advisor after being notified of this requirement may have a hold on their enrollment for the following quarter.
    • To remove an academic advising hold, make an appointment to meet with a college advisor. Check your @ucsc.edu email for more details, or contact your college advisor if you have questions.
  • Academic progress hold:

    • Students are expected to complete degree requirements within 5 years (15 fall, winter, spring enrolled quarters or equivalent). Students who are approaching their “expected graduation term,” or who have enrolled for the equivalent of 15 quarters (with each 15 credits of transfer course work equal to one enrolled quarter) and have not applied to graduate, may have a hold on their enrollment.
    • To remove an academic progress hold, please ask your major advisor to update your Academic Planning Form; they will then notify your college advisor about your new expected graduation term. Contact your college advisor if you have questions.
  • Judicial - Provost hold:

    • Students who are accused of academic misconduct normally are required to meet with their college provost; those who receive a disciplinary sanction for misconduct may be required to take a specific action such as attending a workshop or performing community service. Students who do not take these required actions may have a hold on their enrollment.
    • To remove a judicial - provost hold, complete the actions that are required of you. Contact your college provost office if you are not aware of the steps you are required to take, or if you have questions.