Department of Residential Life

Priority Points

Priority Points are what PLU uses to determine the order in which assignments are made.  Priority Points are calculated by using the following criteria:

A. Number of semesters student has lived on campus at PLU

1 point for each semester; NOT counting Summer or J-Term;

B. Number of semesters in a PLU authorized Study Away program

1 point for each semester, NOT counting Summer or J-Term;

C. Class standing

At the end of J-Term for academic year applications. At the end of Fall for Spring applications.

2 Points =first year (0 – 14 credits)
3 Points =first year (15 – 29 credits)
4 Points =sophomore (30 – 44 credits)
5 Points =sophomore (45 – 59 credits)
6 Points =junior (60 – 74 credits)
7 Points =junior (75 – 89 credits)
8 Points =senior (90 – 104 credits)
9 Points =senior (105 – 129 credits)
10 Points =graduate student (+ 130 credits)

D. Birth date

Age on September 1st for academic year applications. Age on February 1st for Spring applications.

0 Points =Less than 18 years old
1 Point =18 years old
2 Points =19 years old
4 Points =20 years old
6 Points =21 years old
8 Points =22 years old
10 Points =23 – 24 years old
12 Points =25 – 26 years old
14 Points =27 and older

E. Number of semesters lived in South Hall (South Hall applicants only)

1/2 point for each semester; NOT counting Summer or J-Term.