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The Mathematics Department hires qualified undergraduate students to assist with grading.  This includes homework assignments and quizzes based on homework assignments.  Graders may not grade midterm or final exams nor hold office hours.

The position receives supervision and mentoring by either faculty member or designated TA to ensure accurate and fair grading. 

The job is very flexible and can be performed wherever you feel you work successfully and does not attend or interact with the courses directly.

Criteria for the selection of Graders

  • Undergraduate majors who have received excellent grades previously in the course being applied for as a grader.
  • Enrolled in minimum 12 academic credit hours for the semester. Seniors enrolled in their last semester before graduating are exempt from this requirement.
  • Student must be located in Austin.
  • Undergraduate majors who have completed their Freshman year.


  • Contact the faculty member (or designated TA) at the start of the course to receive instruction.
  • Keep (electronic) records of student grades on assignments if so instructed.
  • Remain anonymous – a class should never know the identity of its undergraduate grader.

Eligibility Considerations/Requirements

All new Graders must present proof of eligibility for employment by completing Employee Onboarding Tasks in Workday. Tasks will be available for you to complete via Workday upon acceptance of employment. A criminal background check is conducted for all new university employees. 

For new UT employees, you will be required to complete forms and submit original documentation that establish your eligibility to work in the United States within the first three days of your employment. For a list of acceptable documents for this process, please see: https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/form-i-9-acceptable-documents

New Student Employee Checklist

Graders are typically appointed for eight hours per week.  Multiple Grader positions may be assigned on a case by case basis.


Grader positions are open to work-study student candidates. If you have been awarded work-study, you will need to provide your work-study award verification after accepting a grader position offer.

Submit your application

If you submit an application, and anything changes, please notify us as soon as possible, so we can change or cancel your application.

This is a security sensitive position and will require a background check.

If you have any questions, or are a graduating senior who will be enrolled in less than 12 hours, please contact Peter Corrao.

The online grader application is available here.