Graduate assistants must maintain full-time student status (8 graduate hours minimum) with at least a 3.0 GPA.
Graduate assistants may not accept any other employment on campus without prior approval from the Research and Graduate Studies Office.
First-time graduate assistants must attend and successfully complete the university's Graduate Student Orientation (GSO), a workshop held the week prior to the beginning of the Fall semester. For attending, graduate assistants receive a $500.00 advance from the stipend at the end of the orientation program. The remainder of the stipend will be paid in equal installments semimonthly. Failure to attend all sessions will result in the forfeiture of the $500.00 advance.
For all International students: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires Kent State University to make this offer contingent upon proof of work authorization. This will be verified during the Graduate Student Orientation mentioned above. Absent such verification, no appointment can be awarded.
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