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 16, 2013
September 13, 2013
October 25, 2013
January 24, 2014
February 20, 2014
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 beginning in June 2014 and begin teaching in fall 2014 regardless of the deadline by which you apply.
Choosing When to Apply
We strongly encourage applicants to apply to one of our first four application deadlines, as space in the 2014 corps may be limited at the fifth application deadline because we will have already admitted a significant portion of our 2014 corps. Applicants who apply to the fifth and final deadline will have fewer regional sites to choose from and are more likely than earlier deadline applicants to be placed on a waitlist for the 2014 corps. Please ensure that you will not have any scheduling conflicts with required phone or in-person interview dates when selecting your deadline.
Preparing for the Application Process
Here are some actions to take if you’re preparing to start an application: