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Language Requirements for Graduate Assistantships

POLICY SOURCE: Graduate Policies - 04 Other Graduate Policies POLICY NO: 7307
SUPERCEDES: 7270
TITLE: Language Requirements for Graduate Assistantships SUBMITTED BY: Liz Fox
DATE: Sep 21, 2016 APPROVED BY: Liz Fox

Effective Date Sep 21, 2016

Language Requirements for Graduate Assistantships

(Graduate Policy 4.11)

International students are eligible for graduate assistantships in some academic units. In addition to specific academic unit requirements for service as a graduate assistant, any student whose home language is not English must pass an English proficiency examination with a minimum score as listed in the table below. Students also must pass the International Teaching Assistant Speaking Assessment (ITASA) to serve as a graduate teaching assistant.

A score of at least one of the following must be submitted for a teaching assistantship:

iBT

IELTS

PTE Academic

Cambridge English: Advanced

Florida Tech TOEFL

100

7.0

70

193 (Grade of B)

600

A score of at least one of the following must be submitted for a research assistantship:

iBT

IELTS

PTE Academic

Cambridge English: Advanced

Florida Tech TOEFL

79

6.0

58

180 (Grade of C)

550