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Things to know before you submit your $25 non-refundable registration fee:

 1. To live in our co-ops, you must meet the student eligibility requirements for membership.

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2. There is a non-refundable $25.00 registration fee. 
Until you pay this fee, you do not have an active registration on file.

3. Residents of the apartments are required to contribute between 6 and 12 hours per semester. Residents of co-op houses are required to contribute 5 hours per week during the academic semester.
During summer, most houses do not provide food service so the workshift requirement is 2-3 hours per week. For the few houses which do have meals in Summer, the workshift requirement is 5 hours per week. 


4. We give priority for housing assignments to people in the following categories:
a. Those who have previously been BSC members
b. Students with disabilities - must be confirmed in writing by the Disabled Students Program at your college.
c. Members of other student housing co-ops – we give special priority on our waiting list if you send us a letter from your other co-op indicating that you were a member in good standing. The letter must be on your co-op’s official stationary. The co-op must either belong to NASCO (North American Students of Cooperation), or be willing to extend the same waiting list priority to members of the BSC.
d. International students coming to UC Berkeley as part of the Education Abroad Program.
e. Participants in UC Berkeley’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) - must be confirmed in writing by the Student Life Advising Services/Educational Opportunity Program on the UC campus, transfer students and undocumented students.

5. If you are interested in living in Convent or Hillegass/Parker, you must provide verification of eligibility to live there before you will be considered for an assignment to either of these co-ops.
For Convent, you must be a graduate or re-entry student attending UC Berkeley. For Hillegass Parker, you must be a graduate, re-entry student, or visiting scholar (UC Berkeley and other colleges/universities).

6. For the Academic Year, you must be a UC Berkeley student to live in Cloyne Court, Rochdale Village, and Fenwick Weaver’s Village.
To live at Convent you must be a UC Berkeley graduate or UC Berkeley re-entry student (defined as over age 25).

7. During Summer, you must be a UC Berkeley student to live in Cloyne Court.
You do not need to be a UC Berkeley student to live in the other co-ops as long as you otherwise meet the summer eligibility requirements.

8. Once we accept your application, you will be assigned an application number.
Application numbers are assigned chronologically and are used to determine your place on any given waiting list regardless of when you join it. In other words, if you apply for one semester, and subsequently transfer your application to a different semester, we will use your application number, along with any seniority points or special priority, to determine your place on the waiting list (rather than placing you at the bottom of the waiting list).

9. How we order all waiting lists:
a. First by co-op seniority points (members receive 1 point every semester and .75 for summer). People with the same amount of points are ordered by application number.
b. People with EOP priority and Disabled priority in application number order.
c. People with EAP priority and other co-op priority in application number order.
d. All new applicants in application number order (application numbers are assigned chronologically by the date of application.

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Want more information on living in the co-ops?
Watch our short videos on member rights and responsibilities below.