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Graduate Assistanships

Only graduate students in good academic standing may be appointed to graduate assistantship. Students who are admitted on conditional or provisional status are not eligible for financial aid, including graduate assistantship. Before an appointment can be considered in effect, a student must be admitted to the Graduate School and be registered as a full-time graduate student. Full-time constitutes a minimum of nine semester hours in the fall or spring semester (a minimum of six hours for graduate credit) or a minimum of six semester hours in the Maymester and summer sessions (a minimum of three hours for graduate credit). Students admitted on probation, (conditional or provisional status) may be appointed as GA's only when they are off probation and have been granted regular admission status. All students enrolling with provisional or conditional status who are awarded financial assistance by their departments or divisions, must carry a full-time load and achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the first semester of enrolling and maintain a GPA of 3.0 in order to be considered for assistance during subsequent enrollment periods.