Registration Holds

An important part of Red Raider Orientation is meeting your academic advisor and registering for classes for the Fall semester. However, before you can register for classes during orientation, you must clear any registration holds.

We STRONGLY encourage you to take care of any registration holds you have prior to your RRO session to help ensure a smooth advising and registration process.

A hold is placed on your record to indicate that an action is needed. Academic and administrative offices can place holds on a student's account for many reasons.

You can view your holds when you log into the RRO registration system. Your holds, if any, are listed under the Questionnaire page, in the Student Information section.

Below, we have listed some common holds you may encounter as a new student and instructions on how to take care of these holds.

Common Registration Holds and Actions to Take

TSI Hold New Student (TR) – Registrar's Office

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a state mandate that requires students to be assessed in reading, writing and math skills prior to enrolling in college, and to be advised based on the results of that assessment. The TSI Hold New Student is a temporary hold placed on a student account until the TSI Compliance Office has had a chance to review your files.

Action to take:

No action is required to remove this hold. Once your records have been reviewed by the TSI Compliance Office the hold will automatically be removed if you are considered TSI Complete or will be replaced with a TSI Testing Hold.

You should check back to see if testing is required, as indicated by a TSI Hold for a specific test (see below).

If you think you might be complete, you can review the TSI Exemptions to find out if you will have to take the TSI Assessment test. If you are not exempt, you must take the TSI Assessment test.

TSI Hold (TR) – Registrar's Office

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a state mandate that requires students to be assessed in reading, writing and math skills prior to enrolling in college, and to be advised based on the results of that assessment. For students enrolling without a TSI Exemptions, they will be required to take the TSI Assessment, to measure proficiency in the basic areas of study for fulfillment of the TSI requirement.

The TSI Student Compliance Office will place a registration hold on any student who requires testing. A student may have one of several TSI Holds depending on which areas require testing:

  1. Math (M)
  2. Writing (W)
  3. Reading (R)
  4. Math and Writing (M/W)
  5. Math and Reading (M/R)
  6. Reading and Writing (R/W)
  7. All (M/W/R)

Your hold might be followed by "em" and a date. This indicates that the Registrar's Office sent you an emailon the date indicatedto inform you about any required TSI testing.

Action to take:

The TSI Assessment exam is a state approved test for TSI compliance. This test is offered daily throughout orientation. You may come as a walk-in between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Seating is limited, but you will be worked into a testing lab as soon as a seat is available. You must take the exam before you can register for any classes.

All students needing to take the TSI Assessment are STRONGLY encouraged to test PRIOR to Red Raider Orientation. This may mean you need to arrive a day before your scheduled RRO session.

The TSI Assessment test is offered at the Academic Testing Services at TTU. Be sure you bring your driver's license and your payment with you to the test.

If you think you might be exempt, you can review the TSI Exemptionsto find out if you will have to take the TSI Assessment test. If you are not exempt, you must take the TSI Assessment test.
Steps to follow for TSI Assessment testing:

  1. Take the TSI Pre-Assessment. The pre-assessment can be taken at home.
  2. The TSI test is administered in 214 West Hall.
  3. Visit the Academic Testing Services websiteto see testing dates and times.
  4. Pay $50.00 check, money order or credit/debit card.
  5. Present a valid government issued picture I.D. such as a license or passport.

For more information, please visit the Texas Success Initiative website.

TSI Needs Advising (TR) – Texas Success Initiative

If you do not pass the Texas Success Initiative Assessment and do not meet one of the exemption requirements, the TSI Needs Advising Hold is placed to ensure students are registered in the appropriate developmental courses and that compliance with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is being met.

Action to take:

When you attend Red Raider Orientation, you will meet with a TSI Advisor. During check-in at your RRO session, you will receive information with an appointment to meet your TSI Advisor. You MUST attend this TSI Advising session, in addition to your academic advising session, in order to register for classes.

Meningitis Vaccine Requirement (TR) - Student Health

Every student must be immunized for Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) and Meningitis or qualify for an exemption.

Action to take:

Records can be submitted to Student Health Services by:

Fax: 806-743-1071
Mail: Student Wellness Center | 1003 Flint Ave. | Box 43095 | Lubbock, TX 79409
In Person: Student Wellness Center | 1003 Flint Ave. | Lubbock, TX 79409

PLEASE NOTE: WRITE YOUR TEXAS TECH "R" NUMBER AND THE SEMESTER YOU ARE ENTERING TEXAS TECH (FALL 2014) ON YOUR SHOT RECORD BEFORE SUBMITTING IT.

Housing Form E (TR) – University Student Housing

Students with fewer than 30 college hours, excluding dual credit or credit by exam, are required to live on campus unless exempted by University Student Housing. The "Housing Form E" registration and transcript hold is placed on a student's account when the student does not meet the criteria for an exemption from the residency requirement and has not yet signed up for on-campus housing.

Action to take:

To remove the hold, you must either show proof of your off-campus eligibility by fulfilling one of the exemption requirement categories listed in OP 30.25 OR sign up for a room on-campus using the Priority Room Selection system. To learn more, visit the University Student Housingwebsite.

For questions, please contact TTU Housing at housing@ttu.edu.

Academic Advising Holds

Academic Advising Holds prevent the student from enrolling in classes until the student receives academic advising, and vary by major. Students must meet with their advisor prior to class registration so that the student's program can be discussed and course recommendations can be made.

Action to take:

Attend your scheduled Red Raider Orientation session to meet with your academic advisor. No action prior to RRO is required.

Academic Orientation Hold (TR) - Red Raider Orientation

All incoming students will have an Academic Orientation Hold. This is the only hold that cannot be removed prior to your orientation session.

Action to take:

This hold will be removed when you attend a Red Raider Orientation session.