Why do master students need to find a job before testing?
This policy ensures that we use our resources efficiently. The ITA test is both time-consuming and expensive for the university; it is crucial
that we reserve testing times for students who have found a TA assignment. Unfortunately, because there are many more master students than there
are TA positions, not everyone who wants to TA will find a job. One added note: given the competition for TA jobs, master students should start
looking for TA positions on campus as soon as possible.
Do students need to pass the ITA test before applying for a job?
No, they do not. Some students and faculty mistakenly believe that they need an ITA test score before applying for a TA assignment, but this
is not true nor is it possible given the ITA test policy. If a faculty member wants an assessment of spoken language before considering a master
student for a TA job, they can use the results of his/her TOEFL speaking score.