Advising Holds

To help ensure that you are on track with requirements and that you are selecting the best courses to meet your academic goals, you will be required to meet with your POD advisors at some key points along your academic career at GW. This also allows for you to establish a good partnership with your POD advisors, which can be helpful for your continued exploration of resources and opportunities at GW. If you do not meet with an advisor in your POD during these times, an advising hold will prevent you from being able to register for your classes. This advising hold is not meant to be punitive, but is merely to ensure that you build a good working relationship with your POD advisors and make timely progress toward your degree.

The CCAS advising holds are described below.


First Term Advising Hold:

During your first term at GW an advising hold will be placed on your student account. In order for first-term transfer students to register for your second semester classes you will be required to meet with one of your POD advisors to review your DegreeMAP planner for your second semester classes. First-semester freshmen will be required to attend a group advising session with their POD advisors to have their hold removed.


No Major Advising Hold:

If you have accumulated more than 45 earned (not including courses in progress) credit hours but have not yet declared a major, an advising hold will be placed on your student account. In order to register for your next semester classes you will be required to declare your major. Be sure to plan ahead and declare your major well in advance of registration!


GPA Advising Hold

If your cumulative GPA falls below a 2.0 an advising hold will be placed on your student account. In order to register for your next semester classes you will be required to meet with your assigned Associate Director several times throughout the semester.

PLEASE BE AWARE that other offices at GW may place a hold on your student account that will prevent you from registering from classes. Some of the most common holds that students encounter are from the offices of Student Accounts and Medical Services. However, there may be others. You can always check your hold status on GWeb by clicking “Student Records & Registration”, "Student Records Information", “View Administrative Holds”.