Information for All Housing Applicants: Steps to Complete the Housing Application
While the College will make every effort to provide a room assignment, housing is not guaranteed. We encourage students to apply for housing as soon as possible after they are accepted to East Georgia, and to complete the steps listed below.
Submit your $100 non-refundable housing application fee. Credit and Debit card payments are accepted inside the housing application.
Students must re-apply for housing every year and the non-refundable fee is required yearly. The academic year restarts every fall and includes the subsequent spring and summer terms. Students who do not want to, or cannot pay with a credit or debit card, may make a cash or check payment at the EGSC Business Office. Choosing this payment method may slow the processing of the housing application. The payment will need to be manually verified by housing before the student will be able to continue with the online application. An automated email will be sent to confirm fee payment and will contain instructions on how to proceed with finishing the housing application.
Digitally sign the online housing agreement (aka contract) by going back into the online housing application and finishing the remainder of the application pages. Your application is not complete until you have finished all of the online housing application pages.
Complete and submit the Criminal Background Investigation Request Form. A link to this online form is located on the "application status" page of the housing application. Make sure you click the link for the CBI on the application status page at the end of the online housing application to complete this last step in the application process.
The background check must be completed every year. Note that the CBI will continue to give "incomplete status" for your application until the housing office has manually processed and completed your background check. This may take up to a week to complete. There is no need to submit the CBI form more than once. If you do not receive a CBI completion email within 1 week of submitting it, please call housing for a status update.
Student Classification Specific Information
There are some pieces of information that are specific depending on whether you are a new or returning student. See below for more information.
It is common as a new student to have a million questions about the housing process. It is a big step! Please utilize some of the important application information below in deciding when to apply for housing.
You will not be assigned a room space until you have completed the housing application, paid the non-refundable application fee, have digitally signed the housing agreement, and completed a successful criminal background check.
You should expect to receive their room assignment the first week of July (or after you complete the application, whichever comes last).
Your housing assignment priority will be determined by your "application complete date." This is the date we have confirmation that you paid your fee and signed your online housing agreement.
Admitted students should log in to their myEGSC Portal. Select the "housing application" link on the left side of the screen in the "apps" section and follow the instructions for completing the housing application.
As a returning resident, you should be an old pro when it comes to signing up for housing. Just in case you need a refresher, there are a few tips below that will help you successfully complete the re-application process for housing.
All returning students will be assigned to Bobcat Villas West as space permits. We will overflow into Bobcat Villas South for late applicants.
The $100 application fee is a fee that must be paid once per academic year. The academic year officially begins in Fall term of each year.
Priority room selection for returning students ends on May 31 each year. Returning students who complete their housing application after June 1 will be assigned a housing space the same time as the new students.