TO ALL PROSPECTIVE TA APPLICANTS
YOU MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS IN ORDER TO HOLD A TA APPOINTMENT
PLEASE REVIEW THE REQUIREMENTS BEFORE FILLING OUT YOUR APPLICATION
- Students must be registered and enrolled in a minimum of twelve 12 units, including Psych 375 (4 units for a 50% time appointment, 2 units for a 25% time appointment), each quarter they serve as a TA.
- Students must be in good academic standing and have at least a 3.0 UC graduate GPA.
- Students may be appointed to Teaching Assistant, Associate, or Fellow positions for no more than 12 qtrs., and, by exception only following advancement to candidacy, no more than 18 qtrs.
- International Grad students, including permanent residents, must pass the TOP Exam.
> Supplemental Funding: Students who wish to serve as a TA or GSR more than 25% per quarter, during years they are also accepting fellowship funding such as NSF, Ford, Cota Robles, DYF, GRM, etc., must submit an exception request for supplemental funding and receive approval from the Department and the Graduate Division prior to beginning a TA or GSR appointment. Petitions must be completed four weeks prior to the quarter’s TA start date. Students are usually granted one 25% appointment per quarter while on fellowship, if TA positions are available. You may submit your request for an exception at
> Clinical students with a Monday/Thursday placement should be aware that there are very few TA options available to them, so an alternate means of support for the academic year may be necessary.