Personal Info This page should be fairly simple to fill out since it's just basic information about you--your hometown, questions about your background, etc. Two important pieces of this pages are selecting your deadline and your interview location preferences. You can view the timeline for each of our five deadlines and then select the one that best works with your schedule. If you're invited to a final interview, we want you to be able to interview at a place close to you, so we ask you to let us know early on where you'd prefer to interview. As a note, where you choose to interview has no impact on where you might be assigned to teach.
Academic History This page is exactly what it sounds like—we’re looking to learn more about what schools you attended, the degrees you've received and your GPA. Please be sure to enter in the correct cumulative GPA. We have a 2.50 minimum GPA requirement, so entering your GPA incorrectly could impact your application. While we don't require you to submit your transcript this early on in our process, it might be helpful to have at least an unofficial transcript handy to verify your cumulative GPA and your yearly GPA values.
Leadership Experience On this page you'll upload your resume and tell us more about the work you've been doing and the organizations or activities you've been involved with. We really do want to know all about you, so don't leave anything out! In particular, if you're a working professional and have years of experience, we want to know all of your roles. While we'll also review your resume for information, the additional sections of this page gives us more context about what you've accomplished, so don't leave anything out!
Why Teach For America In this final section, you'll answer 3 short answer questions about your interest in TFA and questions about yourself. On this page you can also indicate your interest in learning more about our partner organizations. There are a lot of other organizations out there working towards shared goals, so if you want to hear more form them, check "yes" on this section!
If you're not ready to apply by Friday, don't worry! We have five application deadlines to choose from:
- August 22
- September 12
- October 24
- December 5
- January 30