Course Readers

The title Reader is given to a student employed as a "course assistant." Duties normally include grading student papers and exams.  The Reader cannot be given the responsibilities customarily assigned to a graduate Teaching Assistant. Readers may be graduate students as well as qualified undergraduate students. Applicants mus be a current UCI student to qualify to be a reader. A 3.0 GPA and a satisfactory academic progress toward graduation are expected for appointment.  Preference is given to Readers who have taken the course.

The time commitment and duties vary widely, according to the needs of the particular course to which the reader may be assigned. Duties and work load can be affected by enrollment levels, type and number of assignments, style of exams, as well as other factors.

Interested? Applications for Reader positions may be submitted 4-6 weeks prior to the beginning of each quarter. Instructions and additional information may be found within the following form:

Reader Application


  • Fall 2023, Friday, September 29, 2023 by 5 PM
  • Winter 2024, Friday, January 5, 2024 by 5 PM
  • Spring 2024, Friday, March 29, 2024 by 5 PM

For more information, please contact Rachel Neer by email at Student readers will be notified of approved hours through email.



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