How to apply for a Graduate Assistantship

Starting next Monday, April 2, applications for graduate assistantship positions for the 2012-2013 academic year will be available. We will be using a new application process this year, so please take note of the changes if you have applied for a graduate assistantship position in the past.

Before applying for a graduate assistantship, make sure you meet the eligibility requirements. More details are available in our previous blog post, but in order to be eligible students must:

  • Be unconditionally admitted to a master’s degree program
  • Be enrolled full-time (at least 9 graduate credits)
  • Maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0
  • Not be registered for full-time student teaching, internship, practicum, or field placement during the term of position
  • Not have accepted other institutional aid or tuition benefit (i.e. Scholarships, PEF/CSEA discount, etc.)

To apply for a graduate assistantship position, you must complete the following steps:

  1. Complete an application and update your resume.
  2. Starting April 2, visit the College’s eCareerCenter to find the positions you are interested in. Postings will be located under the eCareerCenter Jobs & Internships tab with position type “Saint Rose Graduate Assistantship”.
  3. Submit your application and resume to each position you are interested via eCareerCenter.
  4. After your application materials have been submitted and the hiring process begins, hiring supervisors will contact you regarding the interview process. Each supervisor may handle this process differently and in a different time frame, so please be patient during this process.

If you are having difficulty navigating the eCareerCenter, click here for a step-by-step guide of the application process.

Remember, you will only be able to access the College’s eCareerCenter if you have been admitted to a master’s degree program or are currently enrolled. If you are waiting to receive an admissions decision, you can prepare by filling out an application and updating your resume. However, you will only gain access to the eCareerCenter after being admitted to a master’s degree program.

If you are a current graduate assistant, the application process has also changed. If you want to renew your current position, your supervisor may offer you renewal in the Spring semester. If you are interested and eligible for another academic year, you must file a GA Renewal Form with the help of your supervisor. If you would like to apply for a different assistantship, you must go through the entire application process as described above.

If you have any questions about the application process or the graduate assistantship program, please email Graduate Assistantship Coordinator, Alicia Audino, at or call 518-454-5143.

One thought on “How to apply for a Graduate Assistantship

  1. Pingback: Meet Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions, Alicia Audino! | The College of Saint Rose Graduate Admissions Blog


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