If you’re a junior, co-terming senior, or senior who will graduate in August 2021, early admission is a chance to kick off your final year with a job offer in hand when you apply to join the corps early.
Apply Early to the Corps
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.
Read about the process on the Application and Interview page. The timeline for early applicants is slightly different—see more below.
Note: The 2020 early application is now closed. The 2021 early application will open November 4, 2019.
|Submit Your Application By||Jan.31 2020||Feb.282020||Apr. 102020|
|Learn if you’re invited to an interview||Feb. 7||Mar. 6||Apr. 17|
|Submit recommender info and sign up for an interview||Feb. 14||Mar. 13||Apr. 24|
|Complete additional pre-interview steps||Feb. 21||Mar. 20||May 1|
|Attend your interview||Feb. 24-27||Mar. 23-26||May 4-7|
|Learn your admissions decision and regional placement||Mar. 16||Apr. 13||May 26|
|Accept or decline your offer||TBD||TBD||TBD|
When admitted to the corps early, you’ll 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.
Attend our hallmark leadership summit with other early admitted corps members. Observe classrooms, meet current teachers and community members, and take part in workshops and get your questions answered about TFA.
Corps Member Conferences
Attend alliance-based corps member conferences, such as our LGBTQ Brave Education Summits, Native Alliance Initiative Summit and more.
As an early admitted candidate, you may have the opportunity to visit your placement region, during which you’ll gain a deeper understanding of educational inequity in the community and the impact you’ll have on students.
Teacher and Leadership Prep Courses
Access on-demand preparation tools to build your teaching and leadership skills prior to your summer training. Explore topics such as leadership development, diversity and inclusiveness, and teaching instruction.
Partnership Organization Internships and Jobs
Explore paid and volunteer opportunities with TFA’s partner organizations to learn skills related to teaching.
Learn from and network with top TFA alumni to hear about their experiences and receive valuable advice.
Inside TFA Webinars
Hear from organizational leaders, specialists, and teachers. Get unfiltered perspectives on corps member life, including information on the summer institute and transitioning into the corps.
Virtual Alumni Communities
Begin building your network with alumni with other corps members who have a shared identity and background. As an admitted corps member, you’ll receive monthly newsletters with resources curated by your community’s coaches. Your coaches will also host monthly live virtual learning community discussions on topics inspired by you and your interests. You’ll also gain special access to virtual and in-person events that are typically only available for corps members and alumni.
- Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Leadership
- Black Leadership
- Latinx Leadership
- LGBTQ Brave Education and Allies
- Native and American Indian Leadership
- White Allyship Community
“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.”
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.