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Holds prevent students from accessing services at Caltech and may be placed on student records for a variety of reasons. Only the office or person that initiated the hold can have it removed.

A student may have holds placed on the student record that could affect registration, enrollment, financial aid, campus services, access to information in REGIS, and/or release of academic records (such as transcripts and diplomas) for the following reasons:

  • Failure to comply with admission or academic provisions
  • Failure to settle financial obligations with the Institute
  • Failure to respond to official notices
A student who becomes subject to a hold action is given advance notice and time to respond. Holds must be released by the initiating office before a student can enroll in classes or receive various campus services. Obtain information on existing holds through REGIS or by contacting the Registrar's Office at (626)395-6354. See academic catalog for further information on Bursar and Advising holds.