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If you are a junior or co-terming senior, you will be assigned to teach in your top preferred regional location as long as you qualify for the region and there is space available. We know where you work and live are important factors when making decisions about your future. Early admission is a chance to kick off your final year with a job offer to your top choice region in hand when you apply to join the corps early.

Apply Early to the Corps, Choose Your Region

By joining TFA, you’ll lead alongside those shaping the future of our country—career educators, civil rights attorneys, entrepreneurs, socially conscious CEOs. Applying early for the corps includes the same application process as other applicants while giving you individual agency in choosing your regional location.

Read about the process on the Application and Interview page. The timeline for early applicants is slightly different.

Early Application Timelines

Submit Your Application By Jan. 28 2022 Mar. 4 2022 Apr. 8 2022
Learn if you’re invited to an interview Feb. 4 Mar. 11 Apr. 15
Submit recommender info and sign up for an interview Feb. 11 Mar. 18 Apr. 22
Complete additional pre-interview steps Feb. 17 Mar. 24 Apr. 28
Attend your interview Feb. 22-25 Mar. 28-31 May 2-5
Learn your admissions decision and regional placement Mar. 14 Apr. 18 May 23
Accept or decline your offer Fall 2022 Fall 2022 Fall 2022


In addition to choosing your region, those admitted to the corps early have a full year to prepare and hone your leadership skills through professional development, leadership, networking, and paid internships opportunities available exclusively to early admitted applicants.

“I was able to connect with other people in my same place, current corps members, alumni, and people from my region. This was key for me. The opportunity to speak to so many people allowed me to make an informed decision.”

Christian Castro

Bay Area Corps Member 2018

Changemakers Start Here

At Teach For America, we’re always looking for ways to find the strongest leaders and best prepare our corps members to be excellent teachers. Meet a recruiter on your campus to learn more.