Maintaining Status

Graduate students must be enrolled in at least 48 units each fall and spring semester. Full assistantships (20 hours) are equivalent to 24 units, and half assistantships (10 hours) are equivalent to 12 units. To learn more about calculating full-time status, please visit our PDF iconFPE Graduate Guide.  

Additional Requirements

International Teaching Assistant Evaluation 

All international students who will be serving as teaching assistants are required to take the International Teaching Assistant Evaluation given by the Maryland English Institute (MEI). The department will provide MEI with a list of students required to take the exam. Exam dates will be announced as the beginning of the semester nears. You will be contacted with your evaluation date and time if you are referred. 

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