2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Holds: Diploma/Enrollment/Transcript

Failure to meet obligations to Northwest, financial (i.e.: tuition, room, board, telephone, parking, library fines, class materials) or otherwise (i.e.: incomplete admissions file), will be cause for refusal to allow an individual to enroll, receive a diploma, or receive an academic transcript.


  • Financial situations: cases of exceptional circumstances will be considered, and an exception to a hold on a transcript will be made under the following conditions:
  • A transcript is required by a funding agency in order for funds due the University to be released.
  • Financial assistance personnel have verified that all necessary paperwork has been completed by the student and that a sufficient amount of assistance to cover the student’s obligation will be forthcoming.
  • Enrollment may be allowed at the discretion of the Bursar when there is reasonable assurance that funding will be forthcoming.
  • No exceptions are made to a hold on a diploma.
  • Admissions: an exception may be made under the following condition:
    • If an individual has not submitted all the required transcripts and/or ACT results, the associate director of admissions may release a hold when there is reasonable assurance that the required materials are forthcoming.
      • A hold may be placed on preregistration as well as general registration and verification of preregistration.
  • Other situations (i.e., disciplinary, etc.): the “holding” department will consider exceptional circumstances.

Appeals rest with the appropriate Associate Provost or the Provost.