The Basics of Applying to Teach For America
The application for the 2015 corps is now open! Click here to apply.
Our admissions process is designed to help us identify whether applicants possess the characteristics we’ve seen in our most successful corps members. From those who apply to Teach For America, we admit people whose unique strengths convince us that they have what it takes to lead students to significant academic success.
Teach For America Applications are non-binding. Subsequent rounds of the admissions process can include an online activity, phone interview, and final in-person or virtual interview. If you are admitted to the corps, you will attend summer training beginning in late May or early June 2015 and begin teaching in fall 2015 regardless of the deadline by which you apply.
Choosing When to Apply to Teach For America
Given the demand from our partner regions, we’ve added a sixth application deadline for the 2015 corps: March 6, 2015.
Some, but not all, of our regions will be placing applicants from the March 6 deadline. We recommend you apply to our January 30, 2015 deadline to be considered for all 50 of our partner regions.
Given testing and hiring timelines, we will NOT place any sixth deadline applicants in the following regions: The Bay Area, Los Angeles, Metro Atlanta, Sacramento, San Diego, and Twin Cities.
Two things are required to be admitted to Teach For America: 1) The Selection Committee must determine that you meet our standards for admission and 2) we must be confident that we can place you in a teaching position in one of our regions. The admissions criteria are the same across all six deadlines.
Please ensure that you will not have any scheduling conflicts with required phone or in-person interview dates before submitting your application.
Preparing for the Application Process
Here are some actions to take if you’re preparing to start Teach For America's application Process: