Housing Sign-Ups for Next Year Point System
What are points? How are they used in Sign-Ups?
Each student in a group request contributes a point value (see below). It is up to each student to disclose his or her points to potential roommates, as this may affect the outcome of the request.
Points are based upon class standing (calculated by unit count), and are internally referenced to determine which types of housing and residence hall locations students qualify for. If a request is submitted by a student who does not qualify, the entire group will be ineligible for that type of housing. EXAMPLES: Only seniors can request off-campus by lottery, and only seniors and juniors can comprise a group to request GLC or Ocean View.
Group Points rather than Individual Standing
Priority is determined by the combined "standing" of the group, not by the individual with the highest class standing. Each student in the group contributes a point value derived by the combination of the total units earned (through Fall 2020) PLUS the number of units currently enrolled (for Spring 2021). Then, the points of all group participants are averaged to determine the point total for that group's request. Listed below are the classifications:
- Advanced seniors (108+ units): 5 points
- Current & rising seniors (92-107 units): 4 points
- Current & rising juniors* (59-91 units): 3 points
- Rising sophomores* (0-58 units): 2 points
*Any student who began Westmont as a first-year student in Fall 2020 will be considered a rising sophomore, regardless of unit total. So, a "first-year" is essentially a student who is attending college full-time after high school, and this is determined by the college upon entrance. It's meaning is not entirely units-based.