I was in a graduate program in the sciences and started with full funding + stipend which came from a research assistantship. I then lost the assistantship after a year mainly due to miscommunication - I dropped a class that was actually required for my research group. I did not realize that their were class and academic requirements specific to each research group but there were "academic standards" mentioned in my original RA offer.
EDIT: I ended up going on to complete a master's, which is what I had originally signed up for anyway, just to give more context.
On some applications I've applied to, it asks me if "I have ever been fired from any job for any reason." Since an RA is sort of a "job," and I don't want to give the appearance of lying and then later be found out, I've been leaning towards saying I was fired and then giving the explanation.
Does this make sense? Or should I just leave this out since it was academic and not a "job" per-se?