Graduate Assistant: Onboarding Request Form

*NOTE: This form is the exclusive means of submitting new Graduate Assistants for hire. This form is ONLY to be completed by acting GA Supervisors, Time Approvers. and/or Budget Managers. Please direct all questions via email to
This form is NOT to be completed by students.

  • Renewal
    New Hire
  • Types of Graduate Assistants

    Administrative Assistant: Most common, performs tasks important to daily office functions
    Research Assistant: Primary responsibilities are to work directly with faculty doing research-based tasks
    Lab Assistant: Students assigned to aid with lab setup, proctoring, answering questions, helping with Labs
    Teaching Assistant: Students assigned instructional duties in a course under the supervision of experienced faculty members.
    Housing Assistant: GAs assigned to work with campus residence halls
    Instructor of Record: This position is different from a TA in that they are fully responsible for their own courses (Teaching, Lesson Planning, Grading, etc.)

  • **The following questions are only for Split Funded and Self Funded positions** 

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  • The Graduate School
    • Converse Hall
      Suite 3100
      1500 N. Patterson St.
      Valdosta, GA. 31698
    • Mailing Address
      1500 N. Patterson St.
      Valdosta, GA 31698
    • Phone: 229.333.5694
    • Office Hours:
      Monday-Thursday: 8 AM - 5:30 PM
      Friday: 8 AM - 3 PM