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After returning GCU students had to pay an additional $100 this year to secure housing and create a roommate group to live with for the 2015-2016 school year, GCU has failed to allow this. Most of the housing groups created have had to split up due to the Housing Department granting priority to several groups/athletes and time slot prioritization to those groups mentioned. As GCU gave the false hope that seniors would be given priority for housing slots and the false hope that students could potentially live with a group you handpicked, this has not turned out to be the case.Additionally, we were led to believe that the apartments on campus were for upperclassmen, as was such last year and students were not informed otherwise. Many new transfer students, freshman honor students and athletes, as well as sophomores, in the GCU designated priority groups, were allowed to reside in the upperclassman apartment housing, prior to the seniors’ time slots.Because of this, only dorms were left for seniors to pick from and the groups of four roommates we signed up to live with have also had to split up due to the limited spaces left in the dorms. This has caused many of the upperclassmen to have to choose random roommates they don’t know or choose to live off campus, at a higher cost for housing. Due to giving students the false perception for housing and priority for seniors, GCU needs to refund the $100 dollars back to the students. This will not correct the errors that the Housing Department has made in yet another year of admissions, but may begin to appease the frustrated students and parents who feel mislead.

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