John Cabot University: the Academic Experience

For-Credit Research Assistantship

Students undertaking a for-credit research assistantship have an opportunity to deepen their research skills, while sustaining a more advanced research project in a specific disciplinary area. Research assistants may earn one unit of academic credit (on a P/NP basis) for the completion of at least 45 hours of work.

Faculty information

To place a call for research assistance during a particular semester, faculty members submit an application to the Dean's Office by a week before the first day of classes. If approved, JCU degree seeking students will be notified of the call, and those interested should send their CV and statement of interest to the sponsoring professor. The sponsoring professor determines which eligible students may take on the position (it is possible to have more than one). To be eligible, students must have at least a 3.0 cumulative gpa. 

Sponsoring professors should then fill out their part of the Student Registration form, and give it to the Registrar’s Office. 

Student Information

To be eligible for a for-credit research assistantship, students must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative gpa.

Students interested in for-credit research position should review the calls for research assistance, posted outside the Dean's Office and communicated via JCU email.

To apply for a specific position, send a CV and a 1-page statement of interest to the sponsoring professor. 

If selected, the sponsoring professor will leave a Student Registration form for students to sign in the Registrar’s Office by the end of the third week of classes.

These courses cannot be used to fulfill general distribution requirements, or as Major Electives, or towards the fulfillment of Minor requirements; they can only be taken as general electives. Students can take a maximum of three for-credit assistantships within the 120 credit graduation requirement. They must complete at least 90% of their work by the end of the semester in which they are registered in order to receive a passing grade.