Students with hold tags placed on their record will not be allowed to register. A hold tag is a device that prohibits students from registering for classes until the matter in question is resolved with the department that originally issued the hold.

The most common holds are parking and Financial Aid. You can check for any holds by logging into your Pirate Port account (http://pirateport.edu.edu) and navigating to BannerSelf Service>Student tab>Student Records>View Holds.

Students should check for holds now and again shortly before registration opens. You should not assume your record is clean – occasionally someone’s parking ticket (or other type of hold) is applied to the wrong person. Some holds can take between 24 and 48 hours to be removed, so be proactive on checking your record.