Applying for Housing vs. Confirming Enrollment

I've been really confused by all the applying for housing drama. Everyone seems to be emphasizing that I need to apply for housing early (like now) and that it doesn't cost anything to apply for housing so it's better to apply early. I haven't yet decided if I'm going to Kentucky or not, and I won't know until I get some decisions back from another school at the end of March. Is the housing application at Kentucky completely separate from the process of confirming that I will attend Kentucky? I don't want to accidentally suggest that I'm definitely going to Kentucky when I just want to make sure that I'd have a spot in the LLC I want if I do go there. </p>

<p>Any knowledge on this topic would be greatly helpful.</p>

<p>@meeshiemoo, Having a high school senior going through this process with Kentucky for the first time, my understanding matches the impressions you have – there is no obligation for applying to housing, so you may as well apply to the options in which you’re most interested. </p>

<p>Several of the other schools to which my daughter applied require a deposit for housing, so we had to come a decision more quickly about her attending those schools because I’m not keen about throwing down a non-refundable housing deposit to a school my daughter is not going to attend. There’s still an outside chance my daughter will not attend UK, but she signed up for housing and the LLC she preferred. Similar to you, my daughter won’t hear back on those outside chances until late March.</p>

<p>As far as I can tell, your choice to attend Kentucky or not is independent of the housing preferences you make. I wouldn’t worry about what your housing choices “accidentally suggest”. University of Kentucky seems to be very accommodating to students in this respect, which is a big plus in my book. Good luck to you on all your college prospects.</p>

<p>I agree with ILfather. One of the things that our family likes best about UK is that they appear to play honestly and fairly. They give one the options of having everything ready to attend there, without forcing one to make a monetary commitment. If I were you, I would sign up for an advising conference date and housing. If you decide not to attend, you just let them know. It does take a little of your time to do this, but allows you choice in the options. Especially for those of us from out of state, being able to plan in advance for things is a must.</p>