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Holds are restrictions placed on a record that prevent account holders from:

  • Accessing final grades;
  • Adding courses
  • Dropping courses using LORIS 
    *For information on dropping a course with a hold, please visit Registration FAQ.
  • Registering in a future term;
  • Graduating;
  • Verifying your enrolment; and
  • Receiving transcripts or official documents

Financial holds are the most common hold type and are applied when a student has failed to pay tuition and fees by the invoice deadline.  Holds are typically placed on student accounts within 4-6 weeks of start of term.  Fees can be paid through online banking, but hold removal will only take place when the funds arrive at Laurier (approximately two to three business days). To request a temporary financial hold lift due to an urgent circumstance, submit proof of payment. Overdue accounts may be referred to a collection agency.

Holds issued by campus partners (library, parking, athletics, wellness centre, Dean of Students, faculty, etc.) will need to be reconciled by the campus partner directly. Holds can be viewed by logging into LORIS > Student Services > Student Records > View Holds.


Source: Policy 4.03 Withholding Student Access

Access to a Student’s Academic Record may be restricted and academic documents such as the grade report, Official Academic Transcript or diploma may be withheld from Student access or from external distribution if funds are owing to the university by the Student or if their academic status is under review or appeal.