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Can I apply to the corps if I won’t graduate by June of 2017?

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. Corps members are also placed in teaching positions in their assigned region throughout the spring and summer.

If you've completed all of your coursework for your undergraduate degree but are still waiting to have your degree conferred, normally we can work with you to get the necessary documentation from your school to verify that you are eligible.

If you still have coursework to complete after June though, you will not be eligible for the 2017 corps.

Our application for the 2018 corps will open in August 2017. Sign up to learn more.