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, but points are only viewable to each individual on the request form. Points are not viewable by others in a group application. 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, and are internally referenced to determine which types of housing and which residence hall locations will be offered on the request application. 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 solely by the individual with the highest class standing. Points are derived by the combination of the individual total units earned (through Fall 2020) PLUS the number of units 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.