Know Your Credit Score

When you look for an apartment, your credit score matters and you should know your score before you start looking for an apartment. 

You can access a free credit report every year at

If you don't have a credit score, you should start establishing a credit history.  Put a cell phone or utility bill in your name or open a credit card that you pay off every month.  The sooner you can start a credit history, the better as you will need it throughout your lifetime.  The Federal Trade Commission has more information about obtaining your free annual credit report.