Is there an advantage to applying at an earlier deadline?
We try to distribute placements as equally as possible across all our deadlines, so that an applicant's placement opportunities at the first deadline are ideally the same as at the last deadline. In practice, there are external factors that could affect placement opportunities in specific regions. Due to testing and hiring timelines, we will not place any fifth deadline (February 28) applicants in our California regions: The Bay Area, California Capital Valley, Los Angeles, and San Diego.
Applying to the first or second deadline does have some advantages, as it allows you more time to prepare for the transition to the corps. All incoming corps members have to take certification exams and complete their pre-work in advance of training. This additional time can be very helpful as you plan for this transition and a potential move to a new community.
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