Registration Holds & Standards

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registration holds and standards

Registration Holds

Under certain circumstances the University may impose a registration hold that prevents an individual student from registering for and participating in classes. Holds are listed on the UD Student Homepage in the Holds & To-Do List tile. A registration hold may be imposed for any of the following reasons:

  1. Students may be prevented from registering for classes if they have not met their financial responsibilities for a prior term. A student who is restricted from registering for financial reasons should be directed to Student Financial Services for further guidance. Once satisfactory arrangements are made the student will be permitted to register contingent upon seat availability.  
  2. Student Financial Services also has the authority to cancel (drop) a student's current enrollment if satisfactory financial arrangements are not made by a specific deadline. If you have been dropped for non-payment, you must work with Student Financial Services to pay your fees by the Last Day to Change Registration or Withdraw from Courses for the term in which the course is offered.  Once the fees have been paid, Student Financial Services will notify the Registrar's Office. Once the Registrar's Office receives that notification, the coursework will be reinstated within 1-2 business days.
  3. Student Health Services may prevent a student from registering for classes if proper proof of immunizations has not been provided by a specific dealine.
  4. A disciplinary sanction imposed by the Community Standards & Conflict Resolution may prevent a student from being enrolled, attending classes, or registering for a future term.
  5. Students who are placed on academic probation are not permitted to register for classes until they have met with their academic advisor and had their probation hold removed. These students are then allowed to register only for a maximum of fourteen (14) credit hours. For more information, see Maintain Your Good Academic Standing in the Undergraduate Catalog.

WebReg is the official University system by which students enroll in courses. Students who need special permission to enroll in a course should use the Course Permit Form (Drop/Add) to do so (See form instructions). Students with registration holds are not eligible to use either of these registration processes or to attend classes.


Registration Standards

The University of Delaware places a high value on the quality of instruction. In order to maintain quality there may be prerequisites and other restrictions placed on specific course enrollment to ensure that the students enrolled in the course are qualified and capable of succeeding. In some courses, seats are reserved for particular populations (for example, Honors students or students who are majoring or minoring in particular fields). There may also be caps on the number of students who are allowed to enroll in a course or section of a course based on pedagogical considerations or room capacity limitations.