A conditionally admitted student whose graduate GPA falls below 3.0 at any time during his or her conditional status will be placed on academic warning and will not be allowed to hold a teaching assistantship; however, he or she may hold an externally funded research assistantship.
18 completed graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline, direct supervision by a faculty member experienced in the teaching discipline, regular in-service training, and planned, periodic evaluations.
Information obtained is kept strictly private and confidential and will be reviewed by the Graduate School Dean's office.
Award of an assistantship of 0.50 FTE that is funded as a permanent budget line entitles you to a grant equal to the cost of your in- and out-of-state tuition.
For the fall and spring semesters, minimum full-time enrollment loads for Graduate Assistants vary depending on the assistantship award.
Based on a Full-Time Equivalency (FTE) award of 1.00 FTE as representing a 40-hour workweek, FTE assignments and enrollment ranges are represented in the following table: Students with regular or conditional admission status may hold graduate assistantships.
The awarding of a tuition grant is dependent upon the Graduate Assistant’s meeting the criteria contained in the Memorandum of Appointment and the Graduate School’s tuition memorandum issued each semester.
If your assistantship is connected with auxiliary or self-supporting activities or is paid from state line-item budgets, you will not receive a tuition grant.
A Graduate Research Assistant assumes research-oriented responsibilities such as library research, computer programming and analysis, fieldwork, laboratory experiments, scientific investigations, writing and editing material, and averaging and assigning grades.
A minimum GPA of 3.0 must be maintained while holding any assistantship, except during the first 12 graduate semester hours earned at UA.
A conditionally admitted student whose graduate GPA falls below 3.0 at any time during the conditional status will not be allowed to hold a graduate teaching assistantship until such time as the GPA has increased to 3.0 or better.
It is important for you to ascertain the tuition grant eligibility of an assistantship before you accept it, especially if you have a choice of assistantships.
Your tuition grant can be as important to your financial status as your stipend is.