Summer Session GAs with appointments during the Summer have the option to register for the graduate assistantship course, GRAD 603.
In order to retain FICA-exemption during the Summer, domestic GAs must be registered for at least three (3) credits at all times during the Summer. GRAD 603 provides two (2) credits towards the three (3) credit requirement. International Students with F-1, J-1, M-1, or Q-1 immigration status are already FICA-exempt.
Students with these statuses have no registration requirements during Summer. Notes Applicable to Fall, Spring, and Summer a)GAs are not billed tuition or fees for GRAD 600, GRAD 601, or GRAD 603; b)GAs receive credit towards full-time status from GRAD 600 and GRAD 601; c)GRAD 600, GRAD 601, and GRAD 603 are not eligible for financial aid, nor are they considered when determining financial aid eligibility; d)GRAD 600, GRAD 601, and GRAD 603 do not appear on transcripts; and e)GRAD 600, GRAD 601, and GRAD 603 will appear at registration to be for 0 credits. However, GAs are receiving the proper number of credits (3, 5, and 2, respectively); Master’s thesis research (799) is a variable (2-9) credit course (billed at 1/2 rate), based on the amount of involvement in the University research program. Pre-candidacy doctoral dissertation research (898) (for students who have not reached the doctoral candidacy stage) is a variable (3-9) credit course (billed at 1/3 rate), based on the amount of involvement in the University research program.
Doctoral dissertation research (899) (for students who have reached the doctoral candidacy) is a fixed (9) credit course (billed at 2/9 rate).