RA (Application Process) Step One
STEP ONE: Ideas to Consider Before Applying to Be a Resident Assistant
- Be sure to check the selection process time line for all important due dates and for the list of all items you must submit. (Make note of them in your calendar so that you don't find yourself scrambling at the last minute to submit your application or other materials before the deadline!)
- Carefully review the Roles and Responsibilities of an RA
- Do you have the needed ability to relate to other students?
- Are you able to successfully balance your academic responsibilities with other aspects of your life?
- Are you willing to work as a member of a team?
- Are you open to new ideas? Constructive criticism?
- Are you willing to try new things even if it might be uncomfortable at first to do so?
- Carefully review the RA Qualifications & Eligibility
- Is your GPA where it needs to be? Will you be able to successfully balance your academics with the rigors of the RA position?
- If you are an undergraduate, will you have at least 30 credit hours completed by the end of the Spring 2013 semester?
- Do you meet all of the other eligibility requirements?
If you feel you meet these and other listed prerequisites, and are ready to take on a role as a leader in the residence halls, then it's time to prepare what you will need to complete the Resident Assistant Application: