Eligibility

In order to be eligible to apply for a Graduate Assistantship (GA):

  1. The student must have a baccalaureate degree.
  2. The student must have been fully admitted as a degree-seeking student into a master’s or doctoral degree program.  Conditional, probationary, or pending acceptance statuses are not eligible.  Students admitted to a certificate program are not eligible.
  3. New students may not begin their GA before their first semester of matriculation.
  4. The student must have a minimum KSU institutional graduate GPA of 3.00.  If the student has not yet established a KSU graduate GPA, the student’s GPA from their most recently earned degree will be used and must meet the minimum 3.00. 
  5. The student must be lawfully present (see https://enrollmentservices.kennesaw.edu/lawful-presence.php) and eligible to work in the United States.
  6. The student cannot exceed 24 waived course credits in an academic year.
  7. Returning GAs must have received a satisfactory faculty evaluation in previous assignments and must have completed the student evaluation of all of their previous assignments.
  8. The student must be enrolled in the semester in which they are serving as a Graduate Assistant, except for Summer semester.  During Summer semester a GA does not need to be enrolled.

If the GA will be a Graduate Teaching Assistant - Teacher of Record (GTA-TOR), the following additional requirements must be met:

  1. Have a Master’s in the teaching discipline or 18 graduate semesters hours in their graduate program
  2. Submit both a CV and transcript to the Graduate College along with the hiring paperwork
  3. Completed GRAD 9001 (dates/times to be determined - see schedule of credit courses) or approved alternative
  4. Complete the Buckley Form and submit it to the Registrar separately
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