Common Holds for New Students

Holds are often used to inform students of what steps need to be taken to initiate registration at FSW or to indicate any issues that may prevent registration in a future semester. Please read the descriptions carefully as some requirements must be completed in a specific order. The list is in alphabetical order.

Hold Name Description Processes Affected Contact
Accelerated HS Student (AS) Need completed Accelerated High School Registration Approval form to register for courses.
  • Registration

Admissions

Accounts Receivable Info (AR) Contact Cashier to resolve this hold.

Cashier

Admissions (RA) Review the description of this hold in your FSW Student Portal and submit requested information or documents.
  • Viewing grades
  • Registration
  • Enrollment Verification

Admissions

Advising (AD)

You cannot complete the steps to resolve this hold until all other holds have been resolved.

Transfer and Readmit Students are required to meet with their assigned Academic Advisor to develop their educational plan.

  • Registration
FTIC Advising (AO)

You cannot complete the steps to resolve this hold until all other holds have been resolved.

First Time in College Students (including recent high school graduates with FSW Dual Enrollment credit) will need to attend a group advising session with their assigned Academic Advisor.

  • Registration

Academic Advising

Assessment (TE) Certain students will need to complete placement testing. The Assessment hold must be resolved before meeting with your Academic Advisor.
  • Registration

Testing Services

At Collection Agency (CC) Contact Cashier to resolve this hold.
  • Viewing grades
  • Registration
  • Enrollment Verification
  • Outgoing Transcripts
  • Diploma Release
  • Degree Verification

Cashier

Bachelor Holds (Any) Contact program coordinator for more information.
  • Registration
Review your program admission email for contact information.
Bad Address (BD) The address you provided upon application is considered invalid. Contact the Office of Admissions to verify your address or submit a Change of Student Data form to update your address.
  • Registration

Admissions

Bookstore (BK) A NSF check or credit card return has left a balance on your account with the Bookstore that needs to be resolved.
  • Viewing grades
  • Registration
  • Enrollment Verification
  • Outgoing Transcripts
  • Diploma Release
  • Degree Verification

FSW Bookstore

College
Transcript (RT)
Official college transcripts are required prior to registration. To receive accurate advising, your official college transcripts must be received and evaluated by FSW.
  • Registration
  • Diploma Release
  • Degree Verification
  • Enrollment Verification

Office of the Registrar

Contact Hendry Glades Advising (HG) Contact Hendry/Glades Advising to resolve this hold.
  • Registration

Hendry/Glades Advising

Cornerstone Experience (CR)

The Cornerstone Experience (SLS 1515) is a course to help you successfully transition to college life. This course is required for all freshmen (fewer than 30 earned credits) students.

Students should expect to have this hold active on their record until they have successfully completed the class with a letter grade of ‘C’ or better. Students will require assistance form the Office of the Registrar to add/drop/withdraw from courses until the course is complete.

  • Registration
  • Diploma Release
  • Degree Verification
  • Enrollment Verification

Academic Advising

Cornerstone Experience

Defaulted Student Loan (G) Contact Cashier to resolve this hold.
  • Viewing grades
  • Enrollment Verification
  • Outgoing Transcripts
  • Diploma Release
  • Degree Verification

Cashier

District Registrar (RR) Contact the Office of the Registrar to resolve this hold.
  • Viewing grades
  • Registration
  • Enrollment Verification
  • Outgoing Transcripts
  • Diploma Release
  • Degree Verification

Office of the Registrar

Dual Enrollment Admission Hold (DH)

A college-level reading score is required to participate in the Dual Enrollment program at FSW. You may resolve the DH hold by submitting college-level ACT/SAT reading scores or by achieving college-level reading on the placement test.

If this is the last semester of your senior year, your DH hold can be lifted once Drop/Add has passed—see Official College Calendar.

  • Admission to FSW

Testing Services

GED Scores (GE) Submit your GED Scores to the Office of Admissions to resolve this hold.
  • Registration

Office of Admissions

High School
Transcript (RH)
An official, final high school transcript stating your date of graduation must be submitted to the Office of Admissions to resolve this hold.
  • Registration
  • Enrollment Verification
  • Diploma Release
  • Degree Verification

Office of Admissions

Installment Plan (PP) Contact Cashier regarding this hold.

Cashier

International Student Advisor (IA) Review the description of this hold in your FSW Student Portal and submit requested information or documents to your Academic Advisor.
  • Registration

Please contact your Academic Advisor.

Missing Admissions Document(s) (AT) Review the description of this hold in FSW Student Portal and submit requested information or documents.
  • Viewing grades
  • Registration
  • Enrollment Verification
  • Diploma Release
  • Degree Verification

Admissions

Must See Academic Advisor (EP) Contact Advising to resolve this hold.
  • Registration

Admissions

Orientation (OR)

All First-Time in College students are required to complete Orientation. First-Time in College includes incoming freshmen and any graduating high school senior with previous dual enrollment credit from FSW. Orientation is completed online through Canvas. All required students receive access to online orientation upon admission to FSW and will receive instructions to the email provided on their admissions application and Bucs email address once the orientation becomes available.

Students must complete all 3 modules and quizzes and will need to score 80% or better on each quiz in order to advance to the next module. Upon completion of Online Orientation, a student’s Orientation hold will be released. Students may also attend FSW Welcome Events. RSVP and more information will be sent through email.

  • Registration

New Student Programming

Past Due Non Tuition Balance (FS) Contact Cashier to resolve this hold.
  • Viewing grades
  • Registration
  • Enrollment Verification
  • Outgoing Transcripts
  • Diploma Release
  • Degree Verification

Cashier

Past Due Balance (FI) Contact Cashier to resolve this hold.
  • Viewing grades
  • Registration
  • Enrollment Verification
  • Outgoing Transcripts
  • Diploma Release
  • Degree Verification

Cashier

Records or Registration (RC or RG) Contact the Office of the Registrar to resolve this hold.
  • Registration

Office of the Registrar

Residency Documentation (RS)

This is a reminder to submit residency paperwork if you believe you qualify for discounted tuition as a Florida resident for tuition purposes. It will not prevent class registration. If you submit the correct documentation and qualify, the hold will be removed.

If you submitted your form and documentation more than 7 days ago and the hold hasn't been removed, check for an email from "docsign.net" (sent to the email address you used on the form). This email will let you know if there are other documents needed.

  • In-state Tuition

Admissions

Veteran Deferment (VE) Contact Veteran Services to resolve this hold.
  • Viewing grades
  • Registration
  • Enrollment Verification
  • Outgoing Transcripts
  • Diploma Release
  • Degree Verification

Veteran Services

VP Student Services (VP) Contact the Dean of Students Office to resolve this hold.
  • Registration
Dean of Students
Phone: (239) 489-9253