Eligibility for Assistantships

Most graduate students are eligible to apply for assistantships; however, there are additional requirements for students to actually hold an assistantship, such as minimum enrollment requirements. See Appointments and Benefits section of this Handbook for a full account of these requirements.

International students must also hold a valid I-9 Certification. For requirements for international students, see International Assistants section of this Handbook.

Graduate student appointments are to be given only to students currently registered for graduate study at UWM or at one of the institutions of the University of Wisconsin System.

Students enrolled in graduate non-degree programs and students in senior-graduate status are eligible for appointment as Graduate Assistants.

In exceptional cases, a qualified undergraduate student may be hired as an undergraduate assistant when a qualified graduate student in the home program or a related program is not available.

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