RA APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Keep in Mind
The deadline is Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 4 pm.
Applications will not be able to be submitted after this time.
1. Know what you're signing up for. We want you to fully understand the position you are applying for so make sure to read through all the supporting documents at the left.
2. Distribute reference forms . All you need to do is identify which faculty member (professor) you would like to fill out a reference form for you. Be sure to give them plenty of time to make the deadline (Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 4 pm).
- Faculty Reference (1) –– you'll select one faculty member
- Current RA Reference (1) –– this is automatically sent to your current RA
- Peer Reference (6) –– these are distributed by your current RA
Want to check on the status of your references? Simply log back into the application once you have submitted everything and you will be brought to a status page.
** Special Circumstances: If you are new to your section (i.e. was abroad in the Fall, or was a mid semester/year housing move), then you will need to follow a different procedure when it comes to references. Please submit your Current RA Reference as assigned, but email the Assistant Director (Shannon Balram, firstname.lastname@example.org) immediately so that she can re-route the reference to a current or past RA. We want to ensure that the references submitted are given by people who know you and can adequately provide feedback on your candidacy.
3. Produce a resume which should include:
- Education (including off-campus experiences, lifeguard certification, etc.)
- Work experience
- Volunteer / church experience
- Extra-curricular activities / leadership experience
4. Complete Essay Questions. You may find it easiest to type these into a word document and then copy and paste them into the online application.
5. Sign up for an interview. Each applicant will meet with two RDs for a formal interview lasting approximately 25 minutes. Interview locations will be determined no later than November 13. Simply log back in to see where your interview will be held.
6. Choose a Group Process time to attend. In regards to the Fall Application process, there is only one Group Process time that will be offered. It is imperative that you make every effort to make this priority, since it is a mandatory part of the RA Application process. The Fall Group Process session will be Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 9:00 pm in the Page MPR.