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Application Process




Application Deadlines

The application for the June 2017 Fellowship is open! Click here to create an account and begin your application.

  • Priority Deadline: Wednesday, October 26
  • Regular Deadline: Wednesday, December 7
  • Final Deadline: Wednesday, January 25

Sample Application Timelines

Applicants are reviewed on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply as early as possible. The tentative guidelines below are provided to help you plan your application timeline, but actual timelines will vary by candidate. In order to ensure timely receipt of communication from the NYCTF, we encourage all applicants to add “NYC Teaching Fellows” to their Safe Sender list.


Priority Deadline

Regular Deadline

Final Deadline

Submit Online Application

Oct 26

Dec 7

Jan 25

Phone Interview Invitation

Initial application review typically takes two weeks. Some applicants may be invited to bypass the phone interview and sign up for an in-person interview, which may expedite the admissions decision.

Nov 8

Dec 22

Feb 9

Schedule and Conduct Phone Interview

Interviews are available throughout the week.

Nov 18

Jan 3

Feb 16

In-Person Interview Invitation

Invitations are typically sent within one week of a phone interview.

Nov 25

Jan 12

Feb 23

Attend In-Person Interview

Interviews are available at least twice a week. Applicants must attend an in-person within one month of receiving an invitation.

Dec 10

Jan 24

Mar 7

Receive Admissions Decision

Final decisions are typically made within 10-30 days of a final interview.

Jan 5

Feb 16

Mar 30

Accept or Decline Offer to Enroll in NYCTF

Dependent of the point in the enrollment season, we ask applicants to enroll within 6-14 days of receiving an offer. We may accommodate brief extensions under special circumstances.

Jan 23

Mar 5

Apr 13


Online Application


Applications for the NYC Teaching Fellows are completed electronically. With our easy-to-use online application you can save your work in the online form and return later to complete and submit it. A complete application includes the following:


1. Online application form     2. Resume      3. Transcripts      4. Short answer questions


Please review the Application Preparation Guide to help you prepare your online application.


*Candidates with a foreign diploma will be required to upload their transcripts at the time of their application. These transcripts must be reviewed by World Education Services (WES) and submitted to our office before a candidate can be invited to the phone interview.


Phone Interview

A select group of candidates will be invited to participate in a one-on-one Phone Interview with a representative of our program. The Phone Interview gives candidates an opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to an excellent education and equal access for all students. Candidates also have the opportunity to learn more about what it means to be an exceptional teacher in New York City, and describe the skills that make them a great fit for our program. All Phone Interviewers for the NYC Teaching Fellows program are experienced teachers with a demonstrated record of success in NYC public schools, and many are Fellows themselves.


*Please note that some candidates may skip the phone interview and more directly to Selection Day if sufficient evidence has been collected through the review of their online application.


Selection Day

A select group of candidates who excel during the Phone Interview will be invited to attend an in-person Selection Day with us in New York City. The Selection Day gives candidates the opportunity to demonstrate their potential to be an effective teacher and their aptitude for learning the essential skills necessary to be a great teacher. All Selection Day staff members are experienced teachers with a demonstrated record of success in NYC public schools, and many are Fellows. In-person Selection Days begin late-October and are held at least twice per week.


Admissions Decisions

Exceptional applicants will be offered acceptance into the Fellows program based on the strength of their application, their interview, their subject area eligibility, and the needs of New York City public schools. Final admissions decisions for the Fall 2016 program will be made on a rolling basis.