2.9. I'm a newly admitted student who did not receive a TA offer yet. How can I find out about my chances of getting an offer?
Our original offers to new incoming students go out in April. If you do not get an offer then, then you may apply for any open positions when you arrive here. Usually about a half dozen TA positions open up in August or early September. However, since a large number of students are interested in those positions, the chance of getting a position is not great. The TA announcement page contains more information.
If you come here and apply for a TA position, but do not receive one for Fall, you will be automatically considered for Spring positions when we make the Spring TA offers in November. Usually about a dozen new offers are made then.