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Student Account Hold Key: Common Holds

To learn how to check holds click here for tutorial

*Holds noted in red will keep you from registering for courses immediately.

*Holds noted in brown will keep you from registering for courses your second semester of  enrollment.

*Students having AP or CLEP scores prior to entering FGCU:  scores will not be notated on student high school transcripts.  Students with AP or CLEP credit must request official submission of these scores from the College Board- see College Board contacts within brown portion of the table below.  Only AP scores of 3-5 will count for college credit.  CLEP score minimum college requirements: see catalog

It is critical to begin efforts towards hold removal promptly to allow processing time for departments, schools and agencies to send required information to remove holds.  Most holds restrict students from progressing with registration.  Students should familiarize themselves to check holds via GULFLINE: (choose Student & Financial Aid option, then Student Records).  The following chart is a reference key outlining actions required to have holds removed.

Click here for guidance on how to search for classes & web register

Hold Code & Type

Office Responsible for Hold, Web Link, email address…

Hold resolution recommendation

AF:  Freshman Advising Hold

Access more information on how the AF hold is used here



First Year Advising   

Freshman summer & fall 2014 admits note:

AF hold reactivates after the Fall 2014 add/drop period 8/23/14, and automatically deactivates mid Nov. 2014 to permit web registration for Spring 2015 depending upon earned credit hours:  Students with 15-29 earned hours web register Nov. 12th, 2014 at 6 AM.  Students with 0-14 earned hours web register Nov. 14th, 2014 at 6 AM.

Note: Freshmen students are recommended, but not required, to meet with an advisor before registering for Spring 2015 classes.

AF hold activates after the Spring 2015 add/drop period 1/10/15 and students are advised by First Year Advising through 1/30/15.

Summer & Fall 2014
admits on academic notice/warning as of 2/01/15 will be retained in First Year Advising until they earn 24 credits or are no longer on academic standing.

Advising Transition detail:

The AF hold activates and deactivates according to the academic calendar and freshman registration dates.  This ensures freshman students connect with first year advisors for consultation on academic decisions/planning as students consider course withdraws, etc.

Students may seek guidance from first year advisors to assist with academic planning.

Note: Freshmen students are not required to meet with an advisor before registering for Spring 2015 classes unless they are on academic notice.

US:  Undergraduate Studies Advising Hold Special Population Advising:

Honors, ACE and Step Ahead (summer bridge)
Students are advised by Allison Bacigalupi in Undergraduate Studies

GS:  Graduation  Survey


Career Development Services:

Reid Lennertz
(239) 590-7960





Each student receives an email with a customized link to the FGCU Graduating Student Survery. 

For Fall 2014 graduates this email is sent: 11/10/14, 11/24/14, 12/8/14, and 1/5/15. 

Graduating students must access the link and complete the survey by 1/12/15.

IM:  Immunization Holds  
Required Immunizations:  Measles, Mumps,Rubella, Hepatitis B & Meningitis

Admissions Hold

Health Services

View Immunization Requirements


Admissions Hold: Most AD holds will halt your ability to register & consult with your admissions officer per any required submissions

Contact Health Services Office

Proof of Immunization may be faxed: 239-590-7968

Click here to contact your admission officer

Transcript Hold- Admissions

Official ACT/SAT >  AP/CLEP  >    TOEFL   > scores: If this information is not available on your high school or college transcripts you may contact the custodians of any of your scores via the information in the next column >




Summer & Fall 2014 admits Recheck holds
: 9/15/14 final high school transcripts or ACT/SAT scores may need to be submitted, act promptly.

Admissions website


Resource Contact & FGCU code:

SAT- FGCU College Code 5221
(866) 756-7346  

ACT- FGCU College Code 0733
(319) 337-1313  

TOEFL- FGCU College Code 5125  
(609) 921-9000

 AP- FGGU College Code 5221  
The College Board
AP Transcript Service
P.O. Box 6671  
Princeton, NJ. 08541-6671
(888) CALL-4-AP
(609) 771-7300  

IB- International Baccalaureate

IB Transcript request information

AICE- Cambridge Examinations

The College Board
CLEP Transcript Service
P.O. Box 6600
Princeton, NJ  08541-6600
(609) 771-7865   

*FGCU Admissions address:
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd. South
Ft. Myers, FL 33965-6565  

phone: (239) 590-7878

Submit official transcripts from your high school or former college to Undergraduate Admissions  

IMPORTANT: You may have submitted an “unofficial” transcript already.  If you have not submitted an “official” transcript: 
(A transcript sent in a sealed envelope directly from your high school or former college to undergraduate admissions) This is required to have the transcript hold removed allowing for your 2nd semester registration:
Faxed, copied, unsealed open envelope submissions from former schools, or transcripts sent from a student’s home are not official.  

FGCU Electronic transcript code:

View (TR) transcript Hold FAQ

Essentials Course

"My Student Body"
Prevention & Wellness
"My Student Body"  Essentials Course must be completed to register for 2nd semester:


- Academic Warning (WS)

- Academic Probation (PS)

- Academic Suspension (SS)

- Probation after Academic Suspension (AS)

- Academic Dismissal (DS)

Center for Academic Achievement (CAA)  

Catalog Academic Standing Policy


On Academic Standing List:    
Center for Academic Achievement

590-7906   Library 103 (1st floor)

Participate in CAA Academic Retention Program

SU:  Suspension Hold

Office of the Registrar 

Suspended: First suspension students are required to “sit out” one semester before registering again (summer semester can count as one semester out)   Direct inquiries to: Registrar's Office 239-590-7980

PF:  Parking Hold   

Parking Services 

Parking fees owed:  See FGCU Cashier’s window McTarnaghan Hall or call 239-590-1213

AR:  Accounts Receivable  (prevents registration)

Collections Hold

TH:  Web Transcript- Accounts Receivable  (does not prevent registration)

Finance & Accounting / Bursar
Email inquiries to:



Fees are owed on your account:  Make inquiry with the Finance & Accounting Office 239-590-1213

FA:  Financial Aid Hold

FH:  Financial Hold


The financial aid hold can be applied for several reasons:

Exit counseling – if a student ever had loans and is graduating, falls below half time, transfers, or withdraws then an exit counseling session will need to be completed at

Owes Title IV funds – if a student withdraws before the 60% point of the semester and received financial aid then they may owe funds back to the school that needed to be returned to the federal government.  The student will need to provide payment for any funds due and the hold will be lifted at that time.

Delinquent payment or Default – if a student falls behind on repayment of their loans or goes into default then the student will be required to resolve the situation with their lender and provide a default clearance letter to the financial aid office.  In this case the student should contact their lender or the financial aid office.

As the student resolves each of the issues described the hold will automatically be removed.  If the student feels that the hold has not been removed in a timely manner please contact the financial aid office at 239-590-7920.
AV: College Advising Hold Contact College Advisor- see Advising Transition  (Students meet with First Year Advisors for 1st & 2nd semester registration)


Meeting required with college advisor as outlined in link
SC: Conduct Hold Office of Student Conduct

Overdue and/or incomplete conduct sanctions or pending case(s)


See Cindy Lyons, Assistant Dean of Student Conduct

(239) 590-7900

DH: Dean of Students Hold Dean of Students / Judicial Affairs

Suspension/expulsion as a result of a judicial sanction


Cindy Lyons, Assistant Dean of Student Conduct

Michelle Yovanovich, Dean of Students

(239) 590-7900

HJ: Housing Judicial Hold Housing & Residence Life

Overdue and/or incomplete judicial sanction


Contact: Heather Kloeker- Coordinator of Residential Student Conduct, Housing & Residence Life

(239) 590-7414

RH: Registrar's Hold Office of the Registrar


SA: Student Athlete Hold

Athletic Advisor:

Brian Boveington

See  Athletic Advisor

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