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Applicants who are interested in joining the corps can apply during one of five application windows. Here are the specific deadlines and 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
Complete your pre-interview activity Sept. 21-26 Oct. 25-30 Jan. 2-7 Feb. 8-13 Mar. 8-13
Sign up for your interview Sept. 27 Oct. 31 Jan. 8 Feb. 14 Mar. 14
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

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 timeline are different. Learn more on 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. Apply now.

  • 2. Sign Up & Prepare for Your Interview

    If invited to take part in our interview process, you’ll need to complete the pre-interview activity, 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.

  • 5. Acceptance

    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.

The next application deadline is February 1, 2019.

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