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Scarlet Commuter Application

The SCARLET Commuter Application should be completed by new students who are entering Huntingdon or returning students who entered Huntingdon during the 2020-2021 or 2021-2022 academic years.

If you are a returning Huntingdon College student who entered Huntingdon prior to fall 2020, please use the Grey Commuter Application.

Applying to Live Off-Campus

Huntingdon students are expected to live on campus unless they reside with a parent at a permanent residence, as determined by the student’s Application for Admission, within 45 miles driving distance of Huntingdon College, or meet other conditions by which they qualify for consideration to attend Huntingdon as a commuter student, as defined below.

Please be aware that Residency/Commuter status directly affects a student’s financial aid package.

The deadline for completing the Commuter Student Application submission and approval process is May 1 (or within 10 days of deposit for new students who deposit after May 1) for fall semester. For spring semester the deadline is December 1 for returning students and January 1 for new students enrolling spring. Any student who is approved for commuter status but whose application does not meet the deadline will incur a late fee of $500.

It is important for applicants to read the following information carefully and to comply with the requirements for filing the Commuter Student Application by meeting the correct procedure and deadline for the term of attendance and commuter status under which they are requesting consideration.

Commuter Student Fee

A $1,000 Commuter Student Fee, payable annually in the first semester of attendance as a commuter student, will apply to students who are approved to enroll with Commuter Status, with the exception of those who are approved for Commuter Status because they are married or have dependents of their own.

The Commuter Student Fee covers the following benefits:

  • A Commuter Meal Plan, valued at $500, including dining hall meals and Flex Points for use in campus dining options. If the first semester of attendance is the fall semester, any unused portion of the Commuter Meal Plan will roll over into the spring semester.
  • 24-hour access to the Caroline Slawson Campus Commons.
  • Designated commuter parking.

Please Note:  If the Scarlet Commuter Student Application process has not been completed and approval has not been granted by the May 1 deadline for fall semester or by January 1 for the spring semester, the student will incur a $500 late fee, if approved for Commuter Status.

Scarlet Commuter Student Status Criteria

The decision on whether a student is approved for Commuter Status is made by the Dean of Students and the Office of Student Development. Students who meet one or more of the following criteria may be considered for approval to attend Huntingdon College with Commuter Status as long as the Scarlet Commuter Student Application Process is completed and the approval is granted by the May 1 deadline for the fall semester or the January 1 deadline for the spring semester:

  • Reside with a parent at a permanent residence, as determined by the student’s Application for Admission, within 45 miles driving distance of Huntingdon College.
  • Be married.
  • Reside with a dependent child or children for whom the student provides more than 50% of the dependent’s (s’) support.

Applying for Commuter Status as an Off-Campus Resident Living with a Parent or Parents or with a Guardian or Custodian

New students entering Huntingdon College or returning students who entered Huntingdon during the 2020-2021 or 2021-2022 academic years:

If you intend to live off-campus with a parent or as a dependent of a guardian or custodian (as determined by the IRS) at a permanent residence within 45 miles driving distance of Huntingdon College should do the following to apply for Commuter Status:

  • Complete and submit Part A of the SCARLET Commuter Student Application online by such time that you have time to complete the entire process and receive approval by the Dean of Students by May 1 for fall semester or by December 1 (returning students) or January 1 (new students) for spring semester.
  • Download and print Part B of the application, complete Part B in writing, sign it, have your parent, guardian, or custodian sign it, and bring it with you to your interview with the Dean of Students.
  • Make an appointment to meet with the Dean of Students and/or Director of Residential Communities (for new students, appointments can be made by contacting the Office of Student Development at aleigh@hawks.huntingdon.edu).
  • Bring to the appointment:
    • A driver’s license or official photo I.D.
    • The printed Scarlet Commuter Student Application Part B, completed and signed.
    • Please Note: The College reserves the right to request additional documentation to verify your residence or your parent/guardian/custodian’s residence.

Applying for Commuter Status on the Basis of Marriage or Responsibility for a Dependent Child

New students entering Huntingdon College or returning students who entered Huntingdon during the 2020-2021 or 2021-2022 academic years:

  • Complete Parts A & C of the SCARLET Commuter Application and submit online by May 1 for the fall semester or by December 1 (returning students) or January 1 (new students) for spring semester.
  • The College reserves the right to request additional documentation to verify your eligibility for commuter status.

Scarlet Commuter Student Application

This form should be used by new students entering Huntingdon College or returning students who entered Huntingdon during the 2020-2021 or 2021-2022 academic years.

Part A

Note: Please refer to the procedures above for complete instructions on fulfilling the Commuter Student Application process and obtaining approval from the Dean of Students before the deadline for the term for which you are applying.

Part B (pdf)

To be completed and signed by the student and signed by the student’s parent/guardian/custodian, if the student is requesting approval of Commuter Status on the basis of residing with a parent or as a dependent of a guardian or custodian (as determined by the IRS) at a permanent residence (as determined by the student’s Application for Admission) within 45 miles driving distance of Huntingdon College.

Part C

To be completed by those who are filing on the basis of marriage or responsibility for a dependent child and who are new students entering Huntingdon or who entered Huntingdon during the 2020-2021 or 2021-2022 academic years.

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