*You must be renewing a lease with College Houses to use this process. New member contract requests can only be processed via the link you received in your “Membership Results Letter”
Your current deposit will carry over to your future contracts, and you will not need to re-submit payment for the Membership Fee.
Once you receive your contract materials, you should only sign and submit them when you want your contract to be legally binding.
Your space is not guaranteed until you receive a countersigned copy via DocuSign. Once you have signed and submitted your contract and received a countersigned copy, you can only cancel the contract via the cancellation policy (including paying the cancellation fee).
You should not sign a legally binding contract unless you are certain you can fulfill all of the obligations; please review the contract, especially the payment schedule and cancellation policies, carefully before signing. You will incur a cancellation fee for canceling a countersigned contract, even before the contract start date, of up to $950. You will only be able to re-sign if your house still has available rooms. If you want to hold/guarantee your space in College Houses as a “back up plan” by signing a contract while you explore other options, understand that you will be responsible for paying the cancellation fee as outlined in the policy in the event of cancellation.
If you are under the age of 21 and re-signing, College Houses should already have a guarantor on file for you from your previous contract. This guaranty carries over for all renewals, so you should not need to provide guarantor information again.
Because College Houses is an education-based non-profit, residents are required to maintain enrollment in at least 6 hours of coursework at an Austin-area college or university during the fall and spring semesters. Online coursework for institutions NOT LOCATED IN THE AUSTIN AREA does NOT count towards the 6 hour minimum, but online courses at local institutions do count towards to the six hour minimum).
In order to re-sign with us, you will be required to provide your most recent proof of enrollment along with your contract materials via DocuSign. More information on acceptable documentation will be provided with your contract.
Residents are allowed 2 “grace” semesters after the last semester in which they COMPLETED at least 6 credit hours of coursework. If you receive credit for less than 6 hours of coursework during the fall or spring semester, then that semester counts one of your grace semesters. Residents claiming their grace year will be required to provide documentation of their most recent enrollment at or above 6 credit hours.
*Providing false or misleading proof of enrollment with your contract is grounds for immediate contract termination with the full cancellation penalty.
College houses does not require enrollment verification for summer contracts, and summer contracts do not count against a resident’s “grace semesters.” If this applies to you, then you can upload any document to get past the document request form, and we will see that you are not required to submit proof if you are only requesting a summer contract.