Residence Life Room Selection

Returning Students - Room selection for returning students is held during the Spring semester for the following academic year. Students will use the ApplyOnline and MyHousing applications through the MyHousing program. All applications will be filled out online. Room selection includes applying for commuter status, off-campus status and and on-campus housing.

New Students - The same programs will be used to complete their housing contract and preferences, however they will be assigned during the summer months.  The roommate preferencing period is typically middle of April to May 1st.  This is for students that have completed a housing deposit and contract. New students will not participate in the room selection process held during the Spring semester. Communication will be sent to students through the email they provided on the Admission application, until they are assigned a York College email (typically by June 15th).

York College has a four-year residency requirement. Students of traditional college age (including transfers and readmits) are required to live in YCP residence facilities or to commute from the home of a parent/guardian until they have received authorization to reside off-campus.

Deposits: How Do I Pay?

On-Campus Students Graduating in May 2013

Current On-Campus Students

Looking to Live On-campus for One Semester

Current On-Campus Students Looking To Commute From Home

Current On-Campus Students Looking to Move Off-campus

Current Off-Campus or Commuting Students Looking To Move On-Campus

Students Looking To Study Abroad (Fall or Spring Semester)

 

 Deposits

  • The Business Office will begin accepting tuition and housing deposits for the Fall 2014 semester starting February 3, 2014.
  • Students can pay their deposits several ways. The deposits can be paid online, through the mail or at the Business Office's window.
    • Online - Online, you will be able to pay your tuition and housing deposits.
    • Mail – Students can mail a check for their deposit to York College c/o the Business Office.
    • Walk-up– Students may also go to the Business Office to pay their deposits.
      • Forms of payment: The Business Office accepts cash, check and credit card (MasterCard, Visa and Discover).
    • The Housing Deposit deadline for priority housing registration is March 14, 2014.
    • All students currently living on-campus that have not applied for graduation will receive a Housing Contract (HC) hold on February 21, 2014.
    • The HC hold will be removed once the housing deposit and contract have been submitted. We have allowed ample time to remove any holds effecting fall class registration, if the deposit is paid and the online contract is completed by the March 14, 2014 deadline.
    • We will remove HC holds from students graduating May 2014 once a finalized list has been established. The deadline for May graduates to submit an application is February 5, 2014. The holds are typically reviewed during the Winter Break period.
    • The Housing Contract hold makes students ineligible for class registration (including summer), so it is important to take care of this early to avoid any delays in scheduling classes and housing.
    • In addition, students submitting housing deposits and contracts after the deadline of March 14, 2014, may be placed in a separate room selection lottery. This means that they may not be able to participate in room selection with students that met the March 14, 2014 deadline.
    • Students that are required to live on-campus, but do not submit the necessary deposits and information by the deadlines, will be placed on a wait list and assigned on-campus housing by Residence Life during the summer.
    • Students that do not choose a room through the room selection process will also be assigned during the summer.
    • Residential Students are to pay a $200 deposit. $100 is applied towards tuition and the other $100 is used as a damage deposit. This damage deposit is refunded at the end of the academic year less any damages.
    • Any deposit submitted in an amount under the $200 will be applied towards a tuition deposit.
    • Housing Contract: All residential students are required to complete a housing contract. As mentioned above this is all completed online. As Residence Life is notified that your tuition and housing deposits have been paid, you will be able to access the housing contract through Applyonline in the MyHousing program. This notification typically takes 24 business hours.
    • Student will receive reminders periodically via their YCP email regarding completing the housing contract through the housing software.
    • Students with current financial balances are not eligible to participate in room selection unless approved by the Business Office.

On-Campus Students Graduating In May 2014

  • Congratulations and good luck!!!
  • If you are continuing at YCP as a graduate student and will need housing, please contact the Residence Life Office for eligibility.  We can be reached at residencelife@ycp.edu.

 

Student Looking to Live On-campus for One Semester

  • We review student requests for one semester housing.  Not all requests are approved.
  • Students currently living off-campus are typically not approved to live on-campus for one semester.
  • Students currently on-campus must apply for one semester housing. This is done on the housing contract.
  • Students approved for one semester housing are typically placed together with other one semester students. They are not eligible to participate in any of the room selection processes, which includes "squatting".

 

Current On-Campus Students Looking To Commute From Home

  • If you currently live on-campus and are looking to commute from home for the 2014-2015 academic year, you will need to fill out an commuter/off-campus application.
  • Students wishing to commute from the home of a parent/guardian must submit a completed application by March 12, 2014. Applications availalbe 5pm on 2/5.
  • Students must meet the criteria listed in the housing policy, which includes living within 25 miles of York College.
  • Students who meet the criteria for commuting and submit an application by the deadline will be approved.
  • Applications will not be able to be submitted after March 12, 2014.
  • Applications to commute will be reviewed by April 1, 2014.
  • If you are not released to commute, you are still required to fulfill the residency requirement.
  • It is important to meet the application deadlines. Failure to meet the assigned deadlines may result in not being released to commute.
  • Since class registration is after the deposit deadline and the review of commuter applications, you can wait until after your application is reviewed to pay your housing deposit.  If you do pay a deposit, it will be refunded if you are released.
  • Please note that if you do not meet commuter criteria, you would be required to fulfill the College’s residency requirement. If you do not pay your deposit, it would be considered late.
  • Any questions should be directed to residencelife@ycp.edu.
  • Please note that applications are not reviewed until after the deadline.

 

Students Looking to Study Abroad  (Fall or Spring Semester)

  • Please contact the Residence Life Office at residencelife@ycp.edu.
  • We review these requests based on a study abroad list provided by the Registrar's Office.

 

Current Students Living Off-campus/Commuting Looking to Move On-Campus

  • Students currently living off-campus or commuting are eligible to live on-campus for the 2014-2015 academic year. The housing contract is for the full academic year.
  • A $200 deposit should be submitted as indicated in the deposit section. $100 is for Fall tuition and the second $100 is for the housing/dorm damage deposit.
  • A housing contract will also need to be submitted. It is important to submit the housing contract because without it you would be ineligible to register for classes during your assigned time. As Residence Life is notified that your tuition and housing deposits have been paid, you will receive information via your YCP email regarding completing the housing contract through the MyHousing software.
  • 2014-2015 housing contracts will only be available online. If you do not have access to a personal computer, please use the College’s computer labs or stop by the Residence Life Office.
  • Room selection is anticipated to be held in April 2014. 
  • More information regarding room selection will be sent out during the Spring 2014 semester. This includes information on how to choose your room, what if you want to move in with friends already on-campus, specific times for choosing a room, etc…
  • Any questions should be directed to residencelife@ycp.edu.

 

Current On-Campus Students

All students currently living on-campus are required to continue to live on-campus unless given permission to live off-campus through the off-campus application process. This includes students wishing to commute.

  • A $200 deposit should be submitted to the Business Office or paid online. $100 is for Fall tuition and the second $100 is for housing/dorm damage deposit.
  • A housing contract will also need to be submitted. It is important to submit the housing contract because without it you would be ineligible to register for classes during your assigned time. As mention above this is all done online. As Residence Life is notified that your tuition and housing deposits have been paid, you will receive information via your YCP email regarding completing the housing contract through ApplyOnline found in the MyHousing program.
  • 2014-2015 housing contracts will only be available online. If you do not have access to a personal computer, please use the College’s computer labs or stop by the Residence Life Office.
  • Room selection is anticipated to be held in April 2014. Students are assigned lottery numbers prior to room selection. These numbers are randomly assigned based on credits completed by the end of the Fall semester.  The system will randomly assign numbers within credit groups created. These groups will be 120+; 110-120; 100-110; 95-99.5; 90-94.5; 85-89.5 and so forth. You will select a room based on the person in your group that has the best number.
  • More information will be sent to you, once a housing deposit is paid. This includes information on how to choose your room, what if you want to stay in your same space, how the lottery process will work etc…
  • All students currently living on-campus will receive a Housing Contract (HC) hold on February 21, 2014 if the tuition/housing deposit and contract are not completed.
  • It is important to take care of these items early, so that there is no delay in removing a hold or in the timing of class registration.
  • Any questions should be directed to residencelife@ycp.edu.

 

Current On-campus Students Looking to Move Off-campus

  • All students will need to submit a housing deposit and contract for the 2014-2015 academic year. Applications will be reviewed based on being complete, which includes a licensed property, correct address, and attending a mandatory meeting, along with submitting your on-campus housing deposit and contract. The process is based on credits.  (New for Fall 2013) These credits are based on those completed by the end of the Fall semester. Please note that additional information will be provided during the Spring 2014 semester as we are currently reviewing this process.
  • If you are given permission to live off-campus, your deposit will be credited to your student account.
  • Not all students that apply will receive permission to live off-campus.
  • Students are discouraged from signing leases or purchasing properties until they have been granted permission in writing from the Residence Life Office to reside off-campus. Please note that having a contractual obligation for another living arrangement will not be honored as a valid reason for release from the residency requirement. The College strictly enforces its residency policies.
  • Off-Campus Approval/Denials: Students will be notified through YCP email on or before April 15, 2014.
  • There are no paper applications. All applications will be submitted online only. Please make arrangements to use one of the computers available on-campus if you do not have a personal computer with internet connection.
  • Applications will be available and accepted online starting February 3, 2014 after 4 p.m. The application will be available through MyHousing.  Only students eligible to apply will see the application.
  • Application deadline is 5 p.m., February 28, 2014
  • No late applications will be accepted at this time, regardless of credits.
  • Mandatory off-campus meetings will be held during the Spring semester. All meeting will be held in the Willman Business Center, Weinstock Lecture Hall  2/10 @ 5:30pm; 2/11 @ 1:30pm; 2/13 @ 4pm; 2/19 @ 4pm; 2/21 @ 4pm.
  • YCP IDs will be required at the mandatory meeting as we anticipate taking attendance electronically.
  • No excuses for missed meetings will be permitted, expect if taking a class at the time of the meeting or participating in a NCAA College sanctioned sport. Please make meeting and work schedules accordingly.
  • Off-campus applications are reviewed individually by credits. (New for Fall 2013) during the initial application process we will only be accepting applications from students that have 70 or more credits complete by the end of the Fall 2013 semester. Students with less credits are not eligible to apply. Should we need additional applications, we will re-open the process.
  • Students will receive a lottery number that will be used for off-campus review as well as on-campus housing. The lottery numbers are random, but are assigned based on credit grouping. 120+; 110+; 100+; 95-99.5; 90-94.5 85-89.5; 80-84.5; 75-79.5; 70-74.5; below 70 as needed. We no longer use the date and time of the application as a measure of criteria.
  • Any questions should be directed to residencelife@ycp.edu.