To be eligible to apply for Appalachian Commons, you must meet the following requirements*:
- Must have completed at least 64 credit hours by the start of the semester for which you are applying (i.e. If you are applying for Fall 2014, you must be in the process of completing 64 hours in the Fall 2014; Note: Summer hours will NOT be counted towards the total 64 credit hours).
- Must have at least a 2.5 GPA at the beginning of the semester for which you are applying.
- Must submit to a disciplinary record check through both the Dean of Students and the Office of Residence Life. Students must be free of code of conduct violations for the academic school year prior to the semester for which they are applying to live in the apartments**.
Each applicant will apply for Appalachian Commons individually in the semester prior to the semester for which he or she will be housed. This application will be good for one whole academic year. There is no preference given to a student who currently lives or has lived in Appalachian Commons. Classification is based upon number of hours rather than numbers of years. The placement for Appalachian Commons will be as follows:
- Seniors with a 4.0-3.0 GPA
- Juniors with a 4.0-3.8 GPA
- Seniors with a 3.0-2.5 GPA
- Juniors with a 3.8-2.5GPA
The top 52 (Greenbrier) and 56 (LeConte) candidates will be sent a letter stating they have been approved to live in Appalachian Commons. The next 25 candidates, for both Greenbrier and LeConte, will be placed on a wait-list and sent a letter stating that in the case of another student declining his or her spot in Appalachian Commons, they may have the chance to acquire that spot. If for some reason there are not enough applicants, male or female, that meet the requirements, the remaining rooms will be filled by the opposite gender that do fulfill the requirements.
To accommodate the possibility of transfer students, students with disabilities, and other non-traditional students who may not meet the requirements listed, two two-person apartments will be reserved. If these rooms are not filled by the week prior to move in day, then students on the wait-list will be contacted and given the option to fill the vacancies.
You may list your top eight (8) roommate choices in order of preference on the application. It is to your advantage to fill out each roommate preference slot. However this does not guarantee that your roommate request will be granted. If you request someone who is not selected to live in Appalachian Commons, Residence Life will place you with a roommate. Please note that whoever you request, must request you as well. The Office of Residence Life will look at the top applicants for Greenbrier and LeConte first as we try to accommodate roommate preferences.
This system strives to reward students who have excelled academically and desire to transition from a traditional hall setting to a more independent living arrangement.
*Residence Life reserves the right to place students who do not meet these requirements due to special circumstances.
**Any misconduct that occurs while living in Appalachian Commons, which includes but is not limited to: alcohol or drug violations, visitation violations may result in disciplinary action and/or removal from Appalachian Commons.
***Failure to have all required items for applications will result in immediate rejection of application.