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Our admissions process is designed to help us identify whether applicants possess the characteristics we’ve seen in our most successful corps members. We admit people whose unique strengths convince us that they have what it takes to lead students to significant academic success.
Applicants to Teach For America must submit an online application by one of our five deadlines:
August 24, 2012
September 14, 2012
November 5, 2012 noon ET
January 11, 2013
February 15, 2013
Applications are non-binding. Subsequent rounds of the admissions process can include an online activity, phone interview, and final in-person interview. If you are accepted to the corps, you will attend our summer training institute in summer 2013 and begin teaching in fall 2013 regardless of the deadline by which you apply.
Choosing When to Apply
Please ensure that you will not have any scheduling conflicts with required phone or in-person interview dates before you select when to apply. While you should choose a deadline based on the timeline that works best for you, there are specific advantages to selecting an earlier deadline, including:
Earlier notification of your admissions status
Access to more available phone and final interview timeslots
Additional time to prepare for your transition, which can include relocating, passing required tests, completing pre-service reading and classroom observations, and interviewing with school districts
Preparing for the Application Process
Here are some actions to take if you’re preparing to start an application: