Individuals meeting the following requirements are eligible for student employment:
Incoming Students: May begin work on-campus five business days prior to the start of classes. Prior to this time, incoming students who work on-campus must be employed through Temporary Employment Services.
International Students: Immediately upon receiving a job offer, international students must go to the Office of International Education (OIE) to be counseled on their work status. International students hold various types of Visas, and to best protect these individuals, OIE will determine if the student is authorized to work.
Undergraduate Students (U.S. Citizen)
Enrolled in Classes: No more than 30 hours per week (.75 FTE)
Not Enrolled in Classes: No more than 40 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
Undergraduate Students (International Student)
Enrolled in Classes: No more than 20 hours per week (.50 FTE)
Not Enrolled in Classes: Must consult OIE for eligibility of hours
Hourly Student Worker (U.S.Citizen): No more than 40 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
Hourly Student Worker (International Student): Must consult OIE for eligibility of hours
Graduate Assistant: May work up to 30 hours per week (.75 FTE); if working more than 30 hours per week, student must present a letter from their major professor stating that the work load will not negatively effect the student's academic progress
There are no enrollment requirements for in order for students to work in off-campus positions. Students may work as many or as few hours as desired in off-campus positions. However, the Auburn University Career Center recommends that students do not exceed 25 hours per week when taking a full (14-17 hour) course load.
Students should discuss course load and work hours when beginning employment to ensure that they are able to maintain good academic standing while pursuing part-time employment. Students should also discuss scheduling during university finals and breaks prior to beginning employment.
Last Updated: June 15, 2011