Here you will find useful information for prospective and current TA’s as well as details on how to apply to become an out-of-priority TA.

Our Learning Assistance Coordinator will provide training to help you in preparation for tutorials, assist you with test marking strategy, explain what is expected from you regarding your duties, provide guidelines for processes….workshops will be held in early September for fall term. All aspects of your TA position will be presented. Matt Paslawski is our TA Coordinator

Please remember that when you apply for a TA position, and accept the terms of the contract, you are responsible to complete the duties assigned to you. If for any reason you are unable to pick up and or administer a test, unable to conduct a lab or tutorial, need more time for marking tests, etc……you must notify your Instructor and our main office in a reasonable amount of time prior to the duty required. We will then have the time needed to cover these events if possible.

If you experiencing issues and are unable to apply in Carleton Central please email

Main office 4302 Herzberg Laboratories – phone 1958. Email

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Applying to be a TA

A tutorial normally has 55 TA hours for the term whereas a lab normally has 32.5 TA hours for the term. Sections that have lower-than-expected enrolment have reduced TA hours.

Application deadlines

Deadline 1: August 15 for fall term, December 15 for winter term, April 15, for summer term
Deadline 2: You will be notified by email within a short time after Deadline 1 regarding Deadline 2 (normally a day or so after Deadline 1)

Application process

The process for applying to be an out-of-priority TA at the School of Mathematics and Statistics is described below.   Note that you must submit a separate application for each term in which you wish to be a TA.  Due to the large number of applications we receive each term, most applicants will not be offered a TA position.

  1. Submit an application through Carleton Central by Deadline 1
    You need to be a registered full-time or part-time student at Carleton in the term for which you wish you be a TA.”Your CGPA must be 9.0 or above. (In the past, students who were offered TA positions normally had a CGPA of 10.0 or above.) Note that Carleton Central allows you to apply for specific courses. However, DO NOT apply for specific courses because you will have to specify courses in the next step. Instead, just specify an area and fill in as much information as you can for the other entries on the application. Any course request that you submit in this step is discarded.
  2. Complete detailed application form once you have received e-mail notice by Deadline 2
    Soon after Deadline 1, you will be notified by e-mail to your Carleton University e-mail address regarding how to access the detailed online Application Form. If you do not complete this form or fail to complete this form correctly, you risk not being considered for any TA position. In particular, make sure you enter your times of availability correctly.
  3. Accept preliminary offer if you are offered one
    A few days after Deadline 2, you will be notified of preliminary versions of the TA assignment almost daily. Once a relatively stable version has been reached, offers will be made through Carleton Central. You will have one business day to accept the preliminary offer. An offer that is not accepted within the given time frame is subject to being withdrawn.
  4. Note that changes to the TA assignment involving reassigning other students are NOT possible after the offers are made through Carleton Central. Hence, if for some reason, you are unable to accept a particular TA position, you will not be able to get a different one.
  5. Discuss the assignment of duties with the instructor
    Once you have accepted a preliminary offer, you will need to discuss with the instructor regarding the assignment of duties.
  6. Sign off on assignment of duties
    An offer does not become official until both you and the instructor have signed off the assignment of duties through Carleton Central. Note that you cannot get paid until the assignment of duties has been signed off.
  7. Go to Human Resources to be documented (if necessary)
    In order to get paid, you will need to go to Human Resources (501 Robertson Hall) to be documented if you have not worked previously at Carleton University or if you have recently changed your bank information. You will need to bring the following pieces of documentation:

    • your Carleton campus card
    • a void cheque for your bank account
    • your Social Insurance Card
    • your work permit if you are an international student