University of Wisconsin–Madison Maximum Levels of Graduate Assistantship Appointments Policy

Research Assistant (RA) Appointments 

Combined RA/TA/PA/LSA Appointments
Academic Year Appointments:
  • At times during the academic year when a service-requiring appointment (PA, TA, LSA) is combined with a research-training appointment (RA), the maximum combined appointment level for non-dissertators and dissertators cannot exceed 75% for domestic students or 50% for international students, with no more than 50% being the RA appointment.
Summer Appointments:
  • During the summer term, when a service-requiring appointment (PA, TA, LSA) is combined with a research-training appointment (RA), the maximum combined appointment level for non-dissertators and dissertators cannot exceed 75% for both domestic and international students, with no more than 50% being the RA appointment.
Lecturer (LSA), Teaching Assistant (TA) and Project Assistant (PA) Appointments

Academic Year Appointments (includes annual basis PA appointments held during the academic year): 

Semester Break and Spring Vacation:

Summer Appointments:

         *Registration is expected for any student using University facilities or consulting regularly with his/her professor.

Graduate Student Fellowships and Traineeships

Procedure for Requesting Exceptions to Policy

General

          A full graduate load is:

If you have any questions regarding maximum levels of graduate assistant appointments, please contact Julie Karpelenia (262-8389), or Kelly Marks (262-5802) in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education-Human Resources Office.