A graduate assistant is a student who is enrolled full time (a minimum of 9 semester hours of graduate credit) and who holds an appointment requiring the performance of such duties as classroom instruction, academic advising, reading papers and examinations, supervision, research, or other administrative responsibilities.
To be eligible for a graduate assistantship, students must have a graduate degree, must be admitted to a graduate program, and should normally be prepared to work full-time toward the degree. Non-native speakers of English employed in instructional roles must have achieved a minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL and a score of at least 220 on the Test of Spoken English. Appointments to graduate assistantships are made by the college dean, based on department recommendations.
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