Advising Holds

Academic advising holds (and other holds) may appear on your student account at any time; they must be removed prior to registration. 

BSBA Academic Advising Holds

  • Freshmen and Sophomores have an academic advising hold placed on their account in the fall and spring prior to the upcoming semester's registration period.*  Students are required to complete an online Canvas advising tutorial and quiz to have their advising hold removed.  Access to the Canvas tutorial and quiz is emailed to students in advance of the upcoming semester's registration period.  *Hospitality Management majors are required to meet with their department prior to registration to have their advising hold removed.
  • Juniors and Seniors do not have an academic advising hold placed on their account  (except for Hospitality Management majors).  We recommend that students schedule a one-on-one advising appointment with their faculty advisor (listed on your Student Hub) to prepare for registration and stay on track to graduate. 

How Often to Check myUSF for Active Holds

Prior to registration, please check your holds screen on a daily basis (new holds may appear anytime) to ensure that you do not have any unresolved holds prior to registration.  Many holds block registration and some can take longer to resolve.

How to Check for Active Holds

  1. Log-in to myUSF.
  2. Select the Student Tab.
  3. Select Registration.
  4. Select View Holds.


If you are a School of Management student and have questions about your academic advising hold, please email the School of Management Office of Undergraduate Studies, or call (415) 422-2369.