Priority Pre-leasing –
Current Member Lease Request
*You must have a lease with College Houses this school year to use this process. New member contract requests can only be processed via the link you received in your “Membership Results Letter”. Returning members from previous semesters must go through the normal application system.
Your current Deposit will carry over to your future contracts, and you will not need to re-submit payment for the Membership Fee.
Reservations / Priority Pre-leasing
Priority Preleasing has passed (2/28/2021) but current members are able to request and receive leases on this page if room is still available. See availability here: https://collegehouses.org/availability/.
Once you receive your lease materials, you should only sign and submit them when you want your lease to be legally binding. Once you have signed and submitted your lease and received a countersigned copy, you can only cancel the lease via the cancellation process (including paying the cancellation fee).
If anything about the timeline doesn’t specifically work for you due to not knowing your Fall plans because of school and/or Covid-19, please reach out to [email protected] as soon as you know there is an issue.
New Spring Members
If you are a new member arriving in January, you are still encouraged to pre-reserve your room if you are considering re-signing for Summer 2021 or Fall 2021/Spring 2022. If you complete the request form now, you can still wait to submit your contract materials until after you arrive to make your decision (up to February 28th, 2021).
Your lease process is not complete you receive a countersigned lease via DocuSign.
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; Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 grace semester do not count towards the 2 allowed grace semesters. 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.