CS Undergraduate Course Assistants

Undergraduate course assistants are undergraduates who provide classroom support to faculty, helping them teach and their students learn. Duties may include grading, holding computer lab hours, preparing course materials, and performing clerical tasks related to class records. Other course-related work may be assigned at the instructor’s discretion. Undergraduate course assistants are expected to meet deadlines, attend meetings in a timely and consistent manner, and to be available to grade final exams. Undergraduate course assistnats are evaluated on their performance over the course of the semester, and it is critical that they be reliable and courteous to students.


Undergraduate course assistants can be assigned to work 10 or 15 hours per week.  Pay starts at $10.00 and increases by $1.00 each semester up to $12.00 maximum. 


To hold an undergraduate course assistant position:

  • You must be a current undergraduate student.
  • You must be enrolled for 12 hours in a long semester (fall or spring). You must be registered and your tuition paid for your appointment to be processed. *Students who are in their senior year may be allowed to enroll in less than 12 hours and still hold the position of an undergraduate course assistant.
  • Your combined UT employment and semester-hour course load may not exceed 35 hours a week in any semester or summer term.
  • If you are assigned to multiple jobs on campus, your combined UT employment may not exceed 20 hours a week in any semester or summer term. 
  • You must successfully pass a background check and will be required to complete forms and submit documentation establishing your eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Process

To complete the Undergraduate Course Assistant Application, you need a UT EID and must provide the following:

  • A resume and list of previous work experience
  • A list of your 5 highest-level CS courses (or equivalent) taken, including the grade assigned and any programming languages used for each course
  • A list of CS courses that you would prefer to assist with

Application deadlines are announced mid-semester and are posted online, via departmental flyers, and through the weekly CS email newsletter.

If you have questions or concerns about proctor assignments, please contact droberts@cs.utexas.edu.