Reapplication Process

Reapplication is the process through which current on-campus residents sign up for housing for the following academic year. Spring study abroad/internship students who lived on campus fall 2014 are eligible to participate in the same room selection priority as if they were living on campus.

Reapplication for fall 2015 will occur online through the housing portal in late spring. The process includes two distinct steps:

Step 1: Application

Step 2: Room Selection 

Reapplication process details

Step 1: Submit your application

  • The online application will be available through the housing portal from 8 a.m. on April 1 through 5 p.m. on April 10, 2015.
  • There is no application fee for Reapplication.
  • An application needs to be submitted in order to have a room selection time assigned. Room selection times will be randomly generated within each priority group (not assigned in order of date of application) so there is no need to rush to apply immediately at 8 a.m. the first day the application opens. (Please refer to the priority group definitions below to determine your priority group.) 
  • Roommates must be invited and accepted prior to room selection on your housing application. 
  • Students with past due rent as of April 1 will not be eligible to submit a housing application. Students with past due rent as of April 15 will not be eligible to select a room.

Step 2: Select your room 

Room selection will occur in priority groups (refer to priority group definitions below). Individual room selection times will be generated randomly within each priority group.

  • Priority 1 - "Rising Sophomores" (1-2 semesters of enrollment) – April 16-20
  • Priority 2 - "Rising Juniors" (3-4 semesters of enrollment) – April 21-22
  • Priority 3 - "Rising Seniors" (5-6 semesters of enrollment) – April 23
  • Priority 4 - "Continuing Seniors" (7+ semesters of enrollment) and Graduate Students – April 24
Room Selection closes at 5 p.m. on April 24, 2015.

Reapplication priority group definitions

For Reapplication, semesters of enrollment are determined by the following definitions:

  • Students who entered NAU as new freshmen
    • Total semesters of enrollment is defined as
      • every fall and spring semester in which the student was enrolled in classes at NAU as of the third week of the semester
  • Students who entered NAU as transfer students (those students who attended another college or university after graduating high school and prior to enrolling at NAU)
    • Total semesters of enrollment is defined as
      • number of NAU semesters enrolled (every fall and spring semester in which the student was enrolled in classes at NAU as of the third week of the semester)  PLUS
      • number of “estimated transfer semesters” (total transfer credit hours divided by 15 with standard rounding rules)

Examples

1) Sarah M. came to NAU as a new freshman in fall 2013. At the beginning of Reapplication in March 2014, Sarah has had two NAU semesters (fall 2013 and spring 2014). She would be in the Priority 1 room selection.

2) Bob S. transferred to NAU in spring 2012 and brought in 33 transfer credits. At the beginning of Reapplication in March 2014, Bob has had five NAU semesters (spring 2012, fall 2012, spring 2013, fall 2013 and spring 2014) plus two “estimated transfer semesters” (33 divided by 15 = 2.2 which is then rounded to 2). Therefore Bob’s total semesters of enrollment would equal seven (5 NAU + 2 estimated transfer semesters).  He would be in the Priority 4 room selection.

3) Mark F. came to NAU as a new freshman in fall 2012. He was enrolled for fall 2012, but did not enroll for spring 2013. He returned and enrolled for fall 2013 and spring 2014. At the beginning of Reapplication in March 2014, Mark has had three NAU semesters (fall 2012, fall 2013 and spring 2014).  He would be in the Priority 2 room selection.

4) Jessica T. transferred to NAU in fall 2013 and brought in 59 transfer credits. At the beginning of Reapplication in March 2014, Jess has had two NAU semesters (fall 2013 and spring 2014) plus four “estimated transfer semesters” (59 divided by 15 = 3.93 which is then rounded to 4).  Therefore Jessica’s total semesters of enrollment would equal six (2 NAU + 4 estimated transfer semesters). She would be in the Priority 3 room selection.

5) Steve B. started his graduate program at NAU in fall 2013. As a graduate student, Steve would be in the Priority 4 room selection.

6) Chris W. lived on campus during the fall 2013 semester and is studying abroad in Italy for the spring 2014 semester. She came to NAU as a new freshman in fall 2012. At the beginning of Reapplication in March 2014, Chris has had four NAU semesters (fall 2012, spring 2013, fall 2013 and spring 2014 counted for the study abroad). She would be in the Priority 2 room selection.  

Roommates

While submitting their online application students are able to use the Roommate Search/Selection step to search for potential roommates, request roommates, and accept/decline roommate requests. Note that roommate requests have to be accepted prior to being able to place them in a room with you. 

During your designated room selection time, you will be able to select spaces for yourself and any accepted roommates (they must also be eligible to live in that hall if any credit hour restrictions). You will be able to place as many accepted roommates as will fill the available space in the unit – for example, invite up to three other students to live with you in a Pine Ridge apartment or Gabaldon suite.  

You will only be able to pull-in and place your roommate at the time you initially select your room. If you select your room without placing your roommate at that time, you will NOT be able to add them to your previously-selected room at a later time. The roommate with the earliest room selection time should place other roommate(s) for the greatest space availability.   

Note: If you have an accepted roommate request, but do not place your roommate(s) at the time of room selection, your roommate(s) will not have an assignment. They will have to select their own room. If you do not plan to live with an accepted roommate anymore, please cancel your roommate request through the housing portal.

Cancellations

If you selected a room or were placed into a room by an accepted roommate prior to cancelling your application you will be charged a cancellation fee:

  • Cancel by May 15 - $500
  • Cancel May 16 - June 30 - $750
  • Cancel on or after July 1 - $1000
If you cancel your application without selecting a room, you will not be charged a cancellation fee.  
Note: cancelling your application is different than cancelling a room assignment.  If you cancel a room assignment and then select a new room, you will not be charged a cancellation fee.