Applicants who are interested in joining the corps can apply during one of five application windows. Here’s what you need to know.
|Submit Your Application By||Sept. 14 2018||Oct. 17 2018||Dec. 5 2018||Feb. 1 2019||Mar. 1 2019|
|Learn if you’re invited to an interview||Sept. 21||Oct. 25||Jan. 2||Feb. 8||Mar. 8|
|Submit academic information||Sept. 21-26||Oct. 25-30||Jan. 2-7||Feb. 8-13||Mar. 8-13|
|Sign up for your interview||Sept. 27||Oct. 31||Before Jan. 13||Before Feb. 21||Before Mar. 21|
|Attend your interview||Oct. 8-11||Nov. 8-13||Jan. 22-25||Feb. 25-28||Mar. 25-28|
|Learn your admissions decision and regional / subject placement||Oct. 29||Dec. 3||Feb. 11||Mar. 18||Apr. 15|
|Accept or decline your offer||Oct. 29-Nov. 7||Dec. 3-12||Feb. 11-21||Mar. 18-27||Apr. 15-24|
*The 2020 application deadlines will be available in August 2019.
There are specific steps to becoming a corps member, and each application deadline follows this progression on its own unique timeline. Be sure to carefully review each application window before selecting the one that best works for you. Please note that Teach For America only holds interviews on weekdays.
Applying to the corps as a college junior or co-terming senior? Application timelines are different. Learn more about Early Admission.
Steps to Becoming a Corps Member
1. Apply Online
Fill out and submit your online application to join the corps during one of our five application windows.
2. Sign Up & Prepare for Your Interview
If invited to take part in our interview process, you’ll need to complete some additional academic information, upload your official transcripts, and sign up for an in-person or virtual interview. Learn more about our application and interview process.
3. Attend Your Interview
During your interview, you will prepare and teach a five-minute sample lesson, take part in a group activity, and have a one-on-one interview at the end of the day. Learn more about how to prepare for your interview.
4. Select Where & What You Want to Teach
After your interview, you’ll have the opportunity to research and select your location, grade, and subject preferences in the Applicant Center. You can use our compare regions tool to help you select the locations best fit for you.
Within two weeks of interviewing and submitting your preferences, you’ll find out your acceptance status and regional and subject placement. You’ll then have about 10 days to decide whether or not the TFA corps is right for you. Learn more about life in the corps.