Students may notice a "withhold enrollment privileges" statement in their Axess to-do list that states it is "past due". Please ignore this warning. Nothing is past due. The hold cannot be removed until you arrive in the U.S.
All new students have an enrollment hold (ENR 31), as immigration law requires us to verify a student's initial arrival on-campus as well as their current U.S. residence address. Holds can not be removed until a student has entered the U.S. and successfully complete both the STARS training and International Student Check -In Form.
Removing the Enrollment Hold
Please complete the following steps to get your registration hold removed.
1) Review the “Maintaining Your Legal Status" video
2) Update your SEVIS (US) address in Axess
3) After arriving in the U.S., complete the Fall 2021 Check In Form. This form will provide verification that you have successfully entered the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status. The form will require you to upload your I-94 record (arrival record) as evidence of proper entry to the U.S.
Please do not complete the Fall 2021 Check-In Form until you have arrived in the U.S. Your enrollment hold will be removed only after you enter the U.S. and have completed the required steps listed above.
The deadline to complete the required 3 steps mentioned above is Oct. 1, 2021.
Registration holds will be removed within 5 days of completing the steps.