Why do I have a hold?

  1. An administrative hold may be placed on your account if you fail to comply in a reasonable period of time with an obligation imposed under university rules, or if you have an overdue debt or fine. An administrative hold will cause certain services to be withheld, including obtaining current term grades, registering or enrolling, receiving a transcript or borrowing books or equipment.
  2. If you have a hold on your record, it will be visible in the Holds box in the upper right corner of your personalized My Buckeye Link at buckeyelink.osu.edu(link is external). Details about each hold are listed in the Details link, including contact information and instructions you will need to follow to clear the hold.
  3. If you have completed the instructions in My Buckeye Link for each hold and still have questions, contact Buckeye Link for assistance(link is external).

Students with administrative holds will be denied certain services, including, but not limited to, registration, receipt of grades, transcripts or diplomas, denial of library or recreational services, denial of football ticket pickup. Students with holds who attempt to graduate will not be processed or receive their diplomas until their hold is cleared.