JJDancer wrote:environmentallaw wrote:I have a very specific question if anyone could possibly help!
I was just invited to join Teach For America (and I confirmed!), but I'd like to send out all of my applications this year. A few schools (Berkeley, Chicago, Oregon) offer application fee waivers to TFA corps members. Should I ask for fee waivers or would that reflect poorly on me since I am applying with the intention of deferring acceptance for two years? Any input would be appreciated because I am trying to limit my application fees as much as possible!
I don't think it is ok for you to ask them for TFA waivers before you even do your summer training session with TFA. Also, I would encourage you to apply in a year. Having the TFA experience on your resume/using it to write a PS etc might help your app and get you into better/more schools. Also a few schools won't just allow you to defer automatically (they will evaluate your request to defer). And especially two years is uncommon.
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