The School of Architecture and Planning typically offers a limited number or teaching and/or graduate assistantships each semester. The number of positions varies from semester to semester based on funding and other factors. Current and incoming students (who accept into the program before a specific date) are given the opportunity to apply each semester by submitting their resume, cover letter and portfolio. Students are chosen based on their interests, faculty preferences, admission offers (guaranteed assistantships) and potential conflicts in the applicants course schedule. Students who apply are notified through email if they receive an assistantship each semester before classes begin. Those chosen for an assistantship are not guaranteed an assistantship the next semester and must go through the normal application process.