July Scholars' ballot
Students who get a First in their Tripos or equivalent College exams are entitled, where applicable, to a room in College (and subject to availability). Foundation Scholars (second years or above) proceed to choose first followed by College scholars (first years). The Scholars' ballot takes place in July. In both the Foundation and College Scholars ballot te ballot order is determined by putting names in a 'hat' and pulling names out randomly - rooms are then chosen in that order.