Texas Tech University

Registration Holds

For Incoming Students

Red Raider Orientation

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.

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.

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. You can take care of all holds within the Admitted Student Tasklist. Pay special attention to the specific wording of your hold.

You can also 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.

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.


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. Students who do not meet TSI Exemptions will be required to take the TSI Assessment. Student who do not pass the Texas Success Initiative Assessment and do not meet one of the exemption requirements will have a hold placed to ensure they are registered in the appropriate developmental courses and that compliance with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is being met.

Click below for more information regarding TSI holds and action that may be needed. please visit the Texas Success Initiative website.




Students under the age of 22 on the first day of class are required to submit proof of a Meningitis vaccine received within the last 5 years. Please note, that to meet the state's Meningitis requirement, you must submit proof of the MCV4 (sold as Menactra, MenHibrix, and Menveo) or MPSV4 (sold as Menomune) version of the Meningitis vaccine. Meningitis serogroup B vaccine (sold as Bexsero and Trumenba) only prevents illness from a single strand of Meningitis and will not be accepted to meet the state's Meningitis vaccine requirement.

For more information on the immunization requirement, please visit the Immunization Requirements for New Students page on the Student Health Services website.

Action to take:

Submit your records to Student Health Services via Med+Proctor.




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 Housing website.

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





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.





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 complete your online modules and AFTER you attend a Red Raider Orientation session.