GRADUATE ASSISTANT (GA) PROGRAM APPLICATION
Criteria: To be eligible to become a GA, a student:
• Must be enrolled at Harding as a fulltime graduate or professional student (≥ 9 hours in fall/spring; ≥ 6
hours in summer).
• Must meet the admission requirements of the program (i.e., not be on conditional admission).
• If a new graduate or professional student, must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and maintain a
minimum graduate or professional GPA of 3.0.
• If a current graduate or professional student, must have and maintain a minimum graduate or professional
GPA of 3.0.
• Must be and remain a student in good standing with no ethical violations.
• In the fall and spring, students receiving this award are required to work 20 hours per week (300 hours per
standard term). The recipient receives $3,500 before taxes for each of the fall and spring terms.
• In the summer, students receiving this award are required to work 214 hours. The summer recipient
receives $2,500 before taxes.
• Graduate assistants may work for up to three terms.
• If any of the above criteria are not met while a student is serving in a graduate assistant position, the student
may be removed from the position and will not be eligible for any future GA position until all criteria are
• If hired as a GA, you will receive a check for $400 approximately 2-3 weeks after the semester has started.
• The remaining balance (minus taxes) will be posted to your account 3-4 weeks after the semester begins.
• If hired as a GA, you will be expected to keep a timesheet to record the number of hours worked.
• Please complete the application (next page) and return it to: Harding
University Provost Office, Administration Building room 102 or Box
10773 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
• Students should check with the student payroll office regarding their
status with that office and to receive a payroll verification card, to be
submitted with their application.
• Applying for a GA position does not guarantee that you will be hired. Once your eligibility has been
confirmed, you may be called for an interview. If a supervisor decides to hire you, you will sign a two-page
contract at that time.