why do i have an axess hold, and how can i lift it?

​In 2019, in response to historically low voter registration rates at Stanford, the Undergraduate Senate and Graduate Student Council passed ASSU Resolution UGS-W2019-18.

In accordance with this resolution, a Civic Engagement Course Enrollment Hold is placed on Axess every fall to encourage every undergraduate, graduate, and professional school student to register to vote.

enrollment hold history

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If you are eligible, we urge you to register to vote using the registration software embedded in the hold (powered by Rock the Vote)! Stanford does not collect any data on your interaction with Rock the Vote.

That said, you do not need to register to vote to lift the hold. Simply check a box to acknowledge the recommendation of civic engagement, and you're set!

How do i lift the hold?

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