Are first year students eligible to apply for a resident assistant position?
Yes, first year students are eligible to apply for a resident assistant position; however, to be hired as an RA, all candidates have to complete at least 30 total credit hours by the time of hire. The RA hiring process begins in November of each school year and concludes by April. At that time, hiring decisions will be finalized and placement or standing in the process will be shared with applicants. This timeline usually gives first semester first years ample time to accumulate 30 credit hours before they are hired and placed for the following school year.