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What To Expect During The EPI Application Process?
What To Expect During The EPI Application Process?
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Written by Alison Martin
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What To Expect During The EPI Application Process?

Applying to EPI is a competitive process. It will take several weeks, to complete the steps and will require you to submit an extensive amount of information and documents. But don't worry! Our Admissions team is here to help you, every step of the way!

It is important, that before you begin your application you review the program requirements, to determine if you meet may be eligible. 

Step 1: Review Eligibility Requirements 

Step 2: Register or Apply Online

Teachers interested in applying with EPI must first submit an Initial Contact Form (ICF) where we will ask you a few questions about your experience, your country of residence and the subjects you teach. 

EPI receives many inquiries from teachers, but we have only a certain number of positions that we can offer each year. 

It is important, after completing the Initial Contact Form that you go on to complete your PERSONAL and PROFESSIONAL profiles, in full for our team to begin your application review.

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Step 3: Submit Required Documents

If your ICF is accepted, you will need to begin to submit a series of documents to accompany your application.
These documents, which include:

  •  Valid passport 

  • Schooling documentation (Diplomas, Transcripts, and Certified Translations) 

  • Professional References

  • Criminal background check 

  • Home Tie documentation

Several other items will also be required, to help us further determine your eligibility for the program. 

Submitting these documents in a timely manner will improve your likelihood of completing your application in time for placement. 

Step 4: Complete Interviews:

When your application has been submitted and accepted, we will invite you to participate in a series of  interviews via ZOOM to discuss your teaching history, application and evaluate your compatibility with our program requirements.

Step 5: Notification of Program Eligibility:

After successfully conducting your personal interviews and submission of all requested documents, EPI will review your complete application package to ensure that you meet all EPI requirements and are eligible for a U.S. teaching license and visa.

Please note, the EPI team must review your application in full before determining your eligibility for the program. 

Step 6: Consider U.S. Teacher Position:

Once eligibility is determined, EPI will share your information with U.S. school districts that are interested in hiring international teachers. A EPI placement team member will notify you if a school is interested in hiring you or speaking with you about a teaching position.

Step 7: Placement!

Some U.S schools can accept candidates as early as March or April, but most of the schools tend to hire many of their new teachers between May and August. 

Despite the fact that most schools begin the academic year at the end of August, remember that some schools continue to fill positions as late as September, based on student enrollment and budget.

Although placement is not guaranteed, It is important that you begin to get your affairs in order and prepare for potential travel. Orientation dates do start in early July. It is best to be ready as soon as possible.

It is important to note, that the EPI team will notify you of any additional documentation that is required for your application. 

Please make sure you are reading your emails from our team thoroughly and carefully to ensure you are following the directions for completion, correctly. 

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