Throughout the application process, you’re asked to share the strengths, experiences, and passion you’ll bring to leading a classroom. Read our application tips and access available resources.
You must have your bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university by the first day of your summer training.
The start date for summer training varies by region, but it typically starts in June.
View the 2018 Institute Schedule for specific dates from last year.
In order to be considered for admission to Teach For America's 2018 corps, you must satisfy three prerequisites: bachelor’s degree; a minimum cumulative GPA; and citizen, national/legal resident, or DACA status. Early Decision applicants to Teach For America’s 2019 corps must satisfy three prerequisites: bachelor’s degree, expected by June 2018; a minimum cumulative GPA met at the time of application; and citizen, national/legal resident, or DACA status. Teach For America requires that all applicants possess a bachelor's degree by the start of our summer training program (between early and mid-June), which varies depending on your assigned region.
Having a bachelor’s degree by the first day of the summer training is a requirement because corps members teach summer school in a public school system during this time.
However, if you struggled in undergrad, you may be eligible for a GPA Prerequisite Waiver if you earned a graduate degree with a GPA of 3.50 or higher (on a 4.00 scale). As you fill out the application with an undergraduate GPA lower than 2.50, you will see a warning message that you are not eligible to apply.
Both groups bring valuable experiences and perspectives to their students. You should ensure you’re available to attend the interviews and able to make the decision to commit to the corps by the confirmation deadline.All URLs on this site are checked regularly to make sure as many as possible work. Add us to your favorites list or make us your homepage, and feel free to e-mail us. This GPA requirement is mandated by the schools and credentialing programs we work with.If you are admitted to Teach For America before graduation and your final GPA is below 2.50, you will lose your position.