Eligibility to Work

In order to be considered a student employee, the student must be:

• Enrolled or accepted in a degree-granting or certificate program


• Enrolled at least half time    

Half-time enrollment per semester:

Undergraduate Graduate
6 credits or more 3 credits or more
1 thesis credit

If you are not at least half-time enrolled, you are not considered eligible for student employment. The only exception is if you are a high school student.

Please Note: To be eligible for employment in the summer term students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits in either the summer or fall

Students who wish to work at the University and do not meet this criteria are not considered student employees. Your department may want to consider these students who are not eligible for student employment for Temporary Employment.  Departments looking to hire employees through temporary employment should go to the Office of Human Resources website for more information.