STUDENT AFFAIRS GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

This page includes Frequently Asked Questions from potential candidates looking for more information about graduate assistantships for Student Affairs and partner departments at the University of Georgia.

Applications open December 5, 2021 and close January 5, 2022. To view the timeline for applications and the selection process, click here.

Your contact information, a resume, cover letter, and three references are to be included in your application. Reminder to save this document as a PDF.

Assistantship providers will be contacting applicants to schedule an interview. You are welcome to contact a provider for an assistantship but it is not expected, they will receive your application.

The rankings in the application exist for providers with multiple assistantships to know if there is a specific assistantship you prefer most. Additionally, There is an option to rank them AND to select that you want to be considered for all assistantships available.

No! You can indicate interest in as many or as few assistantships as you would like.

You only need to write one generalized cover letter for your application.

  • Available assistantships differ each year. While some departments might not have assistantships available, we recommend you reach out to establish a connection with them so you can volunteer or potentially hold a practicum in their office.
  • If you are interested in a graduate assistantship in Recreational Sports, please visit their website for more information on availability and their application process.

This particular process is reserved for assistantships in Student Affairs and partner departments. If you’re interested in assistantships in other areas across campus, we recommend reaching out to them directly to see what they have available.

No, there is no requirement to be in a student affairs focused program to be considered for an assistantship. We employ graduate assistants from a wide-variety of programs throughout UGA.

Both interviews and Campus Day programming will take place online this year.

Each stipend may include different requirements and compensation; we recommend viewing the position descriptions or contacting the employer directly.

The national deadline is April 15, 2022. If you are not interested in a position or intend to attend a different institution, it is recommended you let the assistantship provider know as soon as possible so they can begin contacting other candidates.

Don’t see your questions answered? Contact us at gradapps@uga.edu