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Holds and Error Messages

Holds

To determine if you have any holds that would prevent registration:

  • Log in to Ursa
  • Click on the Student Tab
  • Under “Register for Classes,” click on the "Registration Status" link
  • When prompted, select the semester you are inquiring about from the dropdown menu.
    If you see a message that says you have a hold on your account, go to the bottom of the page and click on "View Holds" to see a detailed list of your holds.

Common Holds

Here is a list of some common holds. 

  • 03 - AR Past Due

    This hold is placed by the Bursar's Office (Student Accounts). The hold refers to a past balance greater than $200. Contact the Bursar's Office at 970-351-4862 to resolve the hold. 

  • 06 - Bad Address

    This hold is placed when UNC has no active address associated with your student account. Contact the Office of the Registrar at 970-351-4862 to resolve this hold. 

  • 21 - Immunization Req - Health Ctr

    This hold is placed if the UNC Student Health Center is missing required immunization records. Proof of immunization is required for taking courses at UNC. Please contact the Student Health Center at 970-351-1919 to resolve this hold.

  • 34 - Academic Standing - SOAR

    This hold is placed when your GPA falls below 2.0 . To release this hold, you must contact the Office of SOAR at 970-351-1391 or by email at probation@unco.edu

  • 35 - No Major 30 Hrs - Declare Mjr

    This hold is placed if you have not declared a program of study and have 30 or more completed units. To resolve this hold, you are required to declare a major by completing a Major/Minor Change form and receiving approval from the academic unit/program. 

  • 50 - Student Athlete

    This hold is placed on all student-athletes at UNC. The hold requires students to contact their Student Athlete Academic Advisor before adding or dropping courses. 

To have a hold released, you should contact the department that placed the hold (. you’ll be able to see the department on the detailed list of your holds).

Common Registration Error Messages

We’ve put together a list of some common error and restriction messages to help you get through the process smoothly and confidently. For some of these error messages, it may be possible to receive an instructor override, in which case you should email your instructor to ask for assistance. All UNC emails are firstname.lastname@unco.edu.

  • You are not permitted to register at this time

    Students register based on the number of completed units and by level. If you receive this message, you are trying to register before your designated registration date. View the Registration Schedule to determine your designated registration time slot. 

  • Student Status prohibits registration

    If the student has an inactive status on their student record, they will receive this error. Contact the Office of the Registrar to determine the best way to reactivate the account. 

  • You may not add or drop classes due to holds on your record

    Student has a hold on their account which prevents registration. Contact the department that placed the hold to resolve. 

  • Class Restriction

    Registration is restricted to specific class level(s) i.e. Juniors or Seniors. Contact the instructor of record for permission to enter the class. A faculty override will be needed.

  • Closed Section

    Course is full. Add to Waitlist if available or contact the instructor of record for permission to enter the class. A faculty override will be needed.

  • College Restriction

    Course registration is restricted to a specific college. Contact the instructor of record for permission to enter the class. A faculty override will be needed.

  • Cohort Restriction

    Cohort Restriction - Registration limited to specific Extended Campus programs. Subject to Program Coordinator or instructor approval.

  • Co-Requisite Required

    A co-requisite course must be registered for at the same time. Co-req course must be added at the same time before hitting acknowledge/submit. (Ex. Comm 100 and 103)

  • Duplicate CRN
    Attempting to register for the same course twice. Cannot register for a section more than once.
  • Equivalent Course Exclusion

    An Equivalent Course Exclusion error occurs when you attempt to enroll in a class that is equivalent with another class in which you already have credit (or have already enrolled). Courses are considered equivalent when they have significant overlapping or identical content. Student are only allowed to receive degree credit for one of the equivalent classes. 

  • Field of Study Restriction

    Course registration is restricted to specific Major and Minor only. Contact the instructor of record for permission to enter the class. A faculty override will be needed.

  • Instructor Approval

    Instructor consent is needed to enter the course. Contact the instructor of record for permission to enter the class. A faculty override will be needed.

  • Level Restriction

    Undergraduate student attempting to register for a graduate-level course. 

  • Link Error

    Lecture and lab courses must be added at the same time. Check one lecture and one lab and then hit acknowledge/submit. You may change lab sections by adding the lab section you want at the same time you drop the lab section you don’t want. To do so, use the dropdown box next to the lab you’re dropping and select “Drop Course.” Before you submit your changes, add the CRN of the lab you want to the Add Classes Worksheet. Click on “Submit Changes.” Be sure to double-check your schedule for accuracy.

  • Major Restriction

    Course registration is restricted to specific Major only. Contact the instructor of record for permission to enter the class. A faculty override will be needed.

  • Maximum Hours

    You’ve attempted to register for more than 18 hours (undergraduates) or 17 hours (graduate students). A Overload Request Form (Graduate or Undergraduate) is required.

  • Prerequisite Restriction

    Must meet all prerequisites of the course to register. See Catalog for course prerequisities. Contact the instructor of record for permission to enter the class. A faculty override will be needed.

  • Time Conflict with CRN #

    Time conflict with another course on your schedule. Contact the instructor of record for permission to enter the class. A faculty override will be needed.