Advising Holds

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    What is an Advising Hold?

    As you gear up for your next semester as a new student at Kennesaw State University, we want to shed some light on an important process you will come across: the Advising Hold. This registration hold is specifically designed for all first-semester students, including newcomers and transfer students with less than 30 credit hours.

    So, what exactly is an Advising Hold? Think of it as a friendly check-in with your advisor to ensure you have a smooth transition into your next semester.

    You and your advisor will discuss:

    How your current semester is going and review the requirements of your major.

    Your registration plans for the upcoming semester.

    Referrals to any on-campus services, opportunities, or tutoring that may benefit you.

    We get it – starting at a new university can be a mix of excitement and, let's be honest, a bit overwhelming. Our goal as academic advisors is to provide you with personalized guidance that will set you up for success right from the get-go!

    How do I remove my Advising Hold?

    Check your KSU email regularly!

    Once Advising Holds have been placed, your assigned advisor will send you an appointment invitation via your student email. You will use the link they send you to sign up for an appointment in EAB Navigate.

    Appointments may be available both on campus and virtually through Microsoft Teams.

    Don't see an appointment time that works for your schedule?

    You can also visit your advising office during their "drop-in" advising hours!

    Have you decided to change your major, but have not declared it yet?

    That is alright! While you will still receive an appointment invitation from the advisor of your current major, you are encouraged to instead meet with an advisor in your new major to remove your hold.

    Just schedule a regular advising appointment in EAB Navigate, or visit the office during drop-in advising hours. Not sure who to meet with? Find your new advisor here.

    Am I going to get this hold again next semester?

    No! This hold is only placed one time, but you are encouraged to meet with your academic advisor every semester so that you stay on track for graduation!

    What happens if I do not remove my Advising Hold?

    An Advising Hold on your Owl Express account will prevent you from registering for classes. By not meeting with an advisor to remove this hold promptly, you risk encountering delays when it comes to registering for classes in the upcoming semester. These delays could potentially impact your access to preferred courses, schedules that align with your commitments, and even your overall academic progress.

    We strongly recommend addressing the Advising Hold as soon as possible by scheduling your advising appointment.

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