- Graduate assistants must be admitted into a graduate degree program that allows the student to receive a waiver of University tuition. See the section on waiver restrictions.
Graduate assistants must have a 2.75 minimum GPA. In addition, graduate assistants must
be and remain in good academic standing in their degree program.
Non-degree graduate students are
not eligible for graduate assistantships.
- Provisional graduate students may hold assistantships only with the approval of their Associate Dean.
Graduate assistants may
not hold more than the total equivalent of one assistantship.
A student may not hold
both an assistantship and a fellowship.
See the section on Additional Employment for restrictions on
additional employment beyond 20 hours per week. Partial graduate
assistants may be simultaneously employed in one WVU hourly student worker
position for up to 10 hours per week.
assistants from non-English-speaking countries must pass the SPEAK test.
Graduate assistants are
required to be enrolled full-time while employed during the fall and
spring terms (9 credits or more).
Graduate assistants are required to be enrolled in at least 1 credit
during the summer term. See the section on Summer Enrollment Guidelines for details.
Graduate assistants who
drop below full-time enrollment within an academic term must obtain
permission from their GA supervisor, academic advisor, and the Office of Graduate Education and
Life to continue with their assistantship.