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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions Online Application

Can I use my preferred name as my first name on the application?

Yes, we encourage you to enter your preferred name in the first name field. This will ensure Teach for America uses your preferred name consistently. If your legal name is different than your preferred name, please enter it in the "Legal Name" field. We may need your legal name for transitional funding or AmeriCorps purposes. 

You can always update your first name in your profile. Once you are logged in, click your name in the top-right (ex: "Hi, Jane") and it will take you to your account profile where you can edit it.