Things EPIK Doesn’t Tell You (or at least not straight away)

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There are a few things that I wish I had known at the start of my EPIK application process. None of these things would have stopped me from applying to EPIK, and it shouldn’t stop you either. However, it would have been nice to know more about what to expect from the start so I could have gone a little less crazy! (I admit, I did not do a whole lot of research about the actual application process before applying.) Today, I am sharing some things I learned, in hopes that your application process goes smoothly and with less questions and less crazy panicking!

DISCLAIMER: THESE POSTS WERE WRITTEN FROM MY EXPERIENCES as a successful applicant DURING THE FALL 2015 EPIK INTAKE. FUTURE PROCESSES OR FORMS MAY DIFFER. ALWAYS READ EPIK’S INSTRUCTIONS FIRST AND USE MY INFORMATION AS A SUPPLEMENT ONLY IF IT APPLIES.

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Guide to EPIK: Apostilled Diploma Guide (USA only)

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Acquiring your apostilled diploma can be another lengthy, but simple, process. Therefore it is a good idea to start this process as soon as you find out you made it to the interview stage.

Note 1: If you will be using a MA diploma as proof for a pay level increase, you need to get that apsotilled as well.

Note 2: You cannot send your CRC to be apostiled with your diplomas!! That must be notarized at the federal level with the Department of State, not the state level with your state’s Secretary of the State. Continue reading

Guide to EPIK: My EPIK Application Timeline

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Today I want to share with you my process of becoming an EPIK teacher. I will warn you now, it was a very longgggg process for me. And by long, I mean 8 years long. I’m going all the way back to the day the idea first sprang into my head!

(Apologies to my friends and family who have subscribed to my blog and keep receiving e-mails about new blog posts which are all about applying to EPIK. I promise that my normal blogs will start in about two weeks when I leave for Korea!)

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Guide to EPIK: Acronyms and Terms

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There are a lot of acronyms and terms that are associated with applying to EPIK. These might seem confusing at first if you are unfamiliar with the application process. I also use many of these acronyms and terms in my Guide to EPIK posts. Therefore, I created this little list to help you keep track of them all! I tried to put each term and acronym in the order of which you will come across it during the application process.  Continue reading