How do I apply to ESCALATE?
Applications for the 2017-18 session closed on July 2, 2017.
Can I apply to both ESCALATE and HERE
Yes. Students may apply to both programs. However, as these programs are designed as living-learning communities (you live in the same residence hall as the other members of your program), a student can be a member of only one cohort. If you intend to apply to both programs, you will need to submit both applications.
What if I am accepted to both ESCALATE and HERE?
If you are granted a spot in both programs, you will have to choose in which program you intend to participate.
Are there any additional fees associated with the ESCALATE program?
No. There are no additional fees if you are accepted into the ESCALATE program.
What if I am NOT majoring in engineering?
ESCALATE is designed to accommodate students pursuing any major at Rose-Hulman. All interested students are encouraged to apply, and your intended major will not be considered as a factor in determining your admission to the program.
Do I still need to do the Housing Survey?
Yes. It is very important, even if you apply to become a member of ESCALATE, that you log in to Banner Web and complete the Housing Survey. Not all students who apply to ESCALATE are guaranteed to be selected as participants, so it is important that your housing preferences be noted as requested in the Housing Survey.
What if I’ve already done the Housing Survey and didn’t list a specific residence hall for ESCALATE? Do I need to redo my housing survey?
No. There is no need to adjust your Housing Survey on the basis of your intention to apply to be part of ESCALATE. Students who are granted a spot in ESCALATE will automatically be placed into housing in either Scharpenberg Hall or Baur-Sames-Bogart (BSB) Hall.
Can I still live in Scharpenberg Hall or BSB Hall if I’m not in ESCALATE?
Yes. The ESCALATE program will not occupy all floors of the residence halls. As such, there are rooms available on other floors for students who do not wish to participate in the living-learning program.
What if I am accepted into ESCALATE, but my roommate is not accepted, can we still live together?
No. You will be part of a living-learning community so all roommates will also be in ESCALATE.