After the group process interview, selected applicants will receive an email on November 20 inviting them to participate in EDCP 470 Introduction to Student Personnel, and informally known as the "RA class". This is a three-credit course taught in the Spring semester and is required step in the RA selection process. Registration information will be included in the invitation letter on November 20.
The course contains both a lecture and discussion section. The lecture is taught Mondays from 4 – 5:15pm and 5:30 – 6:45pm. Discussion sections last 90 minutes and meet at various times Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.
At this point in the process applicants are also designated as either a "Hire" or an "Alternate" candidate for North or South campus. If designated a Hire candidate you will receive an offer for a RA position at the time of placement during the Spring semester. If designated as an Alternate candidate you may receive an offer for a RA position at the time of placement depending upon the number of RA vacancies available for the following year. A limited number of applicants are designated as Hire candidates and the majority of candidates are Alternates. Candidates are also assigned to a side of campus either North Campus or South Campus. The side of campus designation cannot be changed. Candidate preferences will be taken in to account as we are able but ultimately candidates are placed where there is a hiring need.