Graduate Assistantships Procedure

  1. The student seeking a graduate assistantship should secure the Application for Assistantship Form from the Graduate Catalog, the academic department of his or her major, the appropriate administrative office, or the College of Graduate Studies website. The completed form should be filed with the academic department or the appropriate administrative office.
  2. The Department/Administrative Office checks for the following requirements:
    1. Overall Grade Point Average (GPA), whether undergraduate or graduate, must be at least 3.0. Currently enrolled doctoral students seeking an assistantship must have a 3.25 GPA;
    2. All entrance requirements have been met and the student has been accepted into a graduate degree program unconditionally;
  3. The College of Graduate Studies requires that all Assistants undergo appropriate pre-service and in service training. Such training consists of the University-wide orientation as well as Department or Administrative Office-based sessions.
  4. All Graduate Assistants must receive a satisfactory evaluation each semester while holding the assistantship.
  5. Graduate Assistants who fail to maintain a 3.0 (Master's) or a 3.25 (Doctoral) for any semester while holding an assistantship will be placed on "Assistantship Probation." The Graduate Assistant will be given one (1) semester to regain the required grade point average. Failure to do so will result in termination of the Graduate Assistantship contract at the close of the probationary semester.