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How to Apply

We are now accepting applications for our January 2021 class in Eagle Lake, Texas.
Applications are reviewed throughout the year. Please submit your application as early as possible.
Please review the following documents for additional program information:
  1. About the Texas Challenge Academy
  2. What will you do while attending TCA
  3. Program Information Handout
The application is a 5 step process:
Step 1: Information Briefing: Attend an information briefing (applications are available) with your TCA Recruiter. Contact your recruiter (see Contact a Recruiter) or check the "Events Tab" for information briefings in your area.
Step 2: Application Packet: Complete the "cadet application" and provide copies of all supporting documents. The recruiter will schedule a screening session to ensure you have all the documents. The application cutoff date is normally NLT 30 days prior to class start date.
Step 3: Cadet Interview: Once the TCA Recruiter has reviewed the cadet application and all supporting documents, the recruiter will schedule a face to face interview session with a campus cadre member. After the interview (if qualified), the application packet will be carried to the campus for review by the Director.
Step 4: Mentor Packet: After a successful interview, the applicant must get a qualified Mentor to complete the "Mentor Packet".
Step 5: Packet Review Board: The Director will review all packets and notify the applicants of acceptance status. The campus will also request the additional required documents. Cadets selected for the class will receive a formal acceptance packet with reporting instructions and cadet packing list no later than (NLT) 30 days prior to the class start date.
Note: Contact your local TCA Recruiter for all questions or email the admissions department