Apply for an Assistantship

How to Apply: 

Please submit your online application with attached resume by March 29. Please note that we will continue to accept applications after March 29, however, the applicant pool is released to supervisors to begin the hiring process on March 31. We will accept applications until all positions have been filled.

NOTE: While you may indicate interest on the application in a specific GA placement, we will create an “applicant pool” which all supervisors may access and review.

Interested applicants can apply here:

What Happens Next: 

After you have submitted your application and resume, your information will be added to a general applicant pool. This pool of candidates is released to all supervisors on March 31. Individual departments are responsible for their own hiring procedures. Once a department has made their hiring decision, the chosen candidate will hear either directly from the department or from the College of Graduate and Professional Studies.


As a member of the Council of Graduate Schools, Longwood University follows the Council’s Resolution regarding graduate assistants.

Acceptance of an offer of financial support (such as a graduate scholarship, fellowship, traineeship, or assistantship) for the next academic year by a prospective or enrolled graduate student completes an agreement that both student and graduate school expect to honor. In that context, the conditions affecting such offers and their acceptance must be defined carefully and understood by all parties.

Withdrawal Acceptance – Before April 15

Students are under no obligation to respond to offers of financial support prior to April 15. In those instances in which a student accepts an offer before April 15, and subsequently desires to withdraw that acceptance, the student may submit in writing a resignation of the appointment at any time through April 15.

Withdrawal Acceptance- After April 15

However, an acceptance given or left in force after April 15 commits the student not to accept another offer without first obtaining a written release from the institution to which a commitment has been made.

Similarly, an offer by an institution after April 15 is conditional on presentation by the student of the written release from any previously accepted offer.

It is further agreed by the institutions and organizations subscribing to the above Resolution that a copy of this Resolution should accompany every scholarship, fellowship, traineeship, and assistantship offer.​