Student Handbook

Part-time Employment

Revised January 24, 2021

Graduate Student Employment A number of graduate assistantships are available to graduate students in degree programs. Appointment is on a semester-to-semester basis. Any person who has been admitted into the graduate program and is taking at least 9 graduate credits in a semester (or 6 credits throughout the summer session) at Arcadia University is eligible to apply for a Graduate Assistantship position.

Applications are available in the Registrar’s Office or online at Please attach a neatly typed resume to the application and deliver it to the Office of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies, which is located in Taylor Hall, Room 112.

Applications will be placed in a file for selection by faculty members or administrators. In order to receive payment, GAs must complete a W9 form and submit it to their supervisor. GAs will be will awarded a stipend for the work they complete, which will be paid monthly, over the course of the semester. 

GAs typically work an average of 4 to 8 hours a week during the academic semester. GAs cannot work more than 32 hours a week at any time. The exact role the individual Graduate Assistant will play depends on the requirements of the specific professor with whom he or she is placed.

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