Important Information for International GAs
In order to process a GA contract, you must give your official Social Security Number (SSN) to the GSFS office at the Graduate College. We are not able to process paychecks until we receive verification of your social security number. If applying for a social security number, you need to have been in the United States for at least 10 days. If possible, we recommended that you arrive with enough time to apply to avoid any delays in processing your contract and 1st paycheck. Per Federal Regulations, F-1 students are allowed to work up to 90 days while you wait for your SSN.
Mandatory Duolingo English Test for All New International Graduate Assistants
All new international students who are first time graduate assistants will be required to take the Duolingo English Test. This includes all graduate assistants who will be advising or teaching students as an instructor, teaching assistant or lab supervisors. Research assistants and graduate assistants with other professional duties are also required to take the Duolingo English Test. Please visit our page, English Proficiency Requirement for New International Graduate Assistants for more information regarding this policy.