All new graduate/doctoral instructional assistants and graduate/doctoral teaching assistants are required to complete three hours of a graduate assistantship course. Some departments created a three-hour course to be taken the first semester of employment, some created a two-hour and one-hour course to be taken the first two semesters of employment, and some departments created a one-hour course to be taken the first three semesters of employment. This course(s) is included in the enrollment requirement of graduate assistants. The course is for credit only and does not calculate as part of the GPA. The hiring department is responsible for submitting a tuition waiver form to Student Business Services for this course(s). Only three hours of the assistantship course are eligible for the tuition waiver.