As we begin an advising cycle—the period when each student is expected to create a Working List of courses for the next semester and then go talk to her or his advisor—every student begins with an “advisor hold.” This is there to ensure that you sit down and talk to your advisor. Only your advisor can lift this hold, so you need to talk to her. Don’t expect your advisor to lift this hold without talking to you.
If you are on “financial hold” that means that some portion of your tuition bill has not been paid, or that some other concern has arisen regarding your financial obligations to the university. Until you resolve this situation, your registration requests will not be processed. To resolve the problem, you should see Student Financial Services on the third floor of the Student Center.