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Holds and restrictions

Overrides

An override allows a student to bypass class size, major restrictions and time conflicts. Overrides can usually be obtained from the course department chair. For courses offered by the School of Business, however, if you are a business major or business foundations student, please contact your academic advisor. If you are not in a VCU business program, submit your request to go.vcu.edu/override.

Course overload

More than 19 hours is considered a course overload for undergraduate students, and more than 15 hours is considered a course overload for graduate students. Students must present an Overload Approval Form to Records and Registration in Harris Hall before they are allowed to register for an overload.

A block undergraduate student enrolled for more than 18 credits during any semester will be charged a tuition overload fee. A graduate student enrolled in more than 15 credits during any semester will be charged a tuition overload fee.

Holds

Certain actions or inactions on a student's part can result in a hold being placed on the student account. Holds vary in type and the impact can range from not being able to register for classes, to not being able to receive transcripts or a diploma. View the list below of holds and their impact on your student account.

To determine if you have a hold on your account, visit eServices. To get a hold removed, contact the department that placed the hold and make arrangements to have it removed. If a hold prevents dropping or withdrawing from courses, contact Records and Registration at rar@vcu.edu to request a drop or withdrawal.

Hold nameStop regStop transcriptsStop diplomaStop gradesFurther info

Administrative Hold

Yes

No

No

No

See contact in the Originator Field on the eServices View Holds form

UG Admissions- Not Finalized

Yes

No

No

No

Contact the admissions office to which you have applied

Arts Advising Hold

Yes

No

No

No

See contact in the Reason Field on eServices View Holds form

Athletics Advising

Yes

No

No

No

Athletics - 828-2183

Balance Due Collections Unit

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Treasury Services - 828-0737

Bankruptcy

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Treasury Services - 828-0737

Business Advising

Yes

No

No

No

Business Advising - 828-3710

Chemistry Advising

Yes

No

No

No

Chemistry Advising - 828-1298

CHS Academic Advising

Yes

No

No

No

Humanities and Sciences Advising - 828-8648

CSPA

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Treasury Services - 828-0737

Default

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Treasury Services - 828-0737

Disbursement Operations

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Treasury Services - 828-2138

Eligibility

Yes

No

No

No

Records & Registration - 828-1349

Engineering Advising

Yes

No

No

No

School of Engineering- 827-4010

English Language Proficiency

Yes

No

No

No

International Programs - 828-2551

Equity & Access- IX

Yes

No

Yes

No

Equity & Access Services- 828-1347

Equity & Access Services

No

Yes

No

No

Equity & Access Services- 828-1347

Exit Counseling

Yes

Yes

No

No

Financial Aid- 828-1550

Exit Interview

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Treasury Services - 828-4538

Federal Loan

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Treasury Services - 828-4538

First-Year Advising

Yes

No

No

No

University Academic Advising- 827-8648

Grad Admissions- not final

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Graduate Admissions - 828-6916

Honors Advising

Yes

No

No

No

Honors Advising - 828-1803

Housing

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Treasury Services - 828-0737

Immunization

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Student Health - 828-8828

International Administrative

Yes

No

No

No

International Programs - 828-0595

International Admissions

Yes

No

No

No

International Programs - 828-6016

International Insurance

Yes

No

No

No

International Programs - 828-0595

Library

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Library - 828-1111

Life Sciences Advising

Yes

No

No

No

Life Sciences - 828-0559

Military Service- Treasury

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Treasury Services - 828-0737

Nursing Advising

Yes

No

No

No

Nursing Advising - 828-3224

Other Accts Receivable

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Treasury Services - 828-0737

Payroll

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Treasury Services - 828-0737

Perm Res-See U Admissions

Yes

No

No

No

Undergraduate Admissions - 828-1222

Qatar Finance Hold

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Contact Qatar Student Services Center

Qatar IT Equipment Hold

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Contact Qatar Student Services Center

Qatar Library Hold

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Contact Qatar Student Services Center

Qatar Photo Equipment Hold

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Contact Qatar Student Services Center

Qatar Records & Registration

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Contact Qatar Student Services Center

Returned Check Collections

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Treasury Services - 828-0737

Returned Check- Student Accounting

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Student Accounting - 828-2228

Social Work Advising

Yes

No

No

No

Social Work Advising - 828-1030

SSOR Advising

Yes

No

No

No

Statistical Sciences and Operations Research Advising - 828-1301

Student Accounting Balance Due

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Student Accounting - 828-2228

Student Health

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Student Health - 828-8828

Telecommunications

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Telecommunications - 828-4331

Transcript Check Returned

No

Yes

No

No

Records & Registration - 828-1349

Transcript Hold

No

Yes

No

No

Records & Registration - 828-1349

Treasury Services

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Treasury Services - 828-0737

University Loan

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Treasury Services - 828-4538

University Academic Advising

Yes

No

No

No

University Academic Advising- 827-8648

Wilder School Advising

Yes

No

No

No

Wilder School Advising - 827-0790

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