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Eligibility Requirements

In accordance with the Regulations of the Board of Trustees and the Academic Policies and Procedures, the following eligibility requirements must be met for a student to be employed as a Graduate Assistant:

A student may be hired as a graduate assistant if:

  • The student is admitted by the Graduate School to a degree-granting program on a regular or conditional basis
  • The student must be in good academic standing
  • The student must be enrolled in 9 semester hours of course work for the fall and spring no later than the close of business on the first day of classes. The student must be enrolled in 6 semester hours of course work for the summer no later than the close of business on the first day of classes. However, assistants who held an appointment in a spring semester and who remain degree-seeking students are not required to enroll in the following summer term in order to maintain their assistantship, though they must submit an underload petition.

International Students

International Students on a visa must, in accordance with INS regulations, be enrolled for a minimum of 9 hours during the fall and spring semesters.