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  • tails
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    • November 22, 2011, 07:43:51 pm
    • Cambridge, England
Re: Horrible GPA - should I be concerned with applying to GEPIK?
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2012, 08:00:19 pm »
Who was the recruiter you used?

I used Canconx.
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  • Cereal
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • March 16, 2011, 12:51:55 pm
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Re: Horrible GPA - should I be concerned with applying to GEPIK?
« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2012, 01:54:04 pm »
Honestly, the Koreans I know don't care that much about GPA.  The ones I know care way, WAY more about:

(in no particular order)

1 ) What university you went to (if they've heard of it at all, this is a hugely good thing)
2 ) What you look like
3 ) Where you're from
4 ) How well you dress
5 ) What your major was
6 ) Your hairstyle
7 ) Your experience
8 ) How much you seem to like Korea
9 ) How easygoing you seem to be
10 ) If you have any references they can read or even better, call (so simple English or in Korean is preferred)

When my recruiter asked what university I went to and I said Royal Roads in Victoria, she had no idea. Then I told her it was the home for Charles Xavier and the X-men in two of the X-Men movies she was "Wow! I know!"

I was introduced to my co-teacher as Cereal who went to the X-Men school and that is how she introduced me to all of the students.

I was in!  :laugh:



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  • fishead
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • April 23, 2010, 07:58:05 am
    • Yangju Korea
Re: Horrible GPA - should I be concerned with applying to GEPIK?
« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2012, 01:59:54 pm »
 They are more concerned with whether TESL/TESL Certficate is 100 hrs.


  • Tyshine
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    • May 11, 2012, 12:03:08 pm
    • Daegu
Re: Horrible GPA - should I be concerned with applying to GEPIK?
« Reply #23 on: July 18, 2012, 09:25:28 am »
I know someone who had under a 2.5 GPA and got in. You can choose two options. Be honest and hope they don't care. Put down you had a 2.5 GPA or above and hope they don't notice. My friend choice option two, and is currently teaching in Korea with EPIK.


Re: Horrible GPA - should I be concerned with applying to GEPIK?
« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2012, 10:07:43 pm »
I know for SMOE they are requesting a 2.8 GPA but 3.0 to be competitive.
My GPA is supposed to be 3.0 but I'm in Australia and they go but % and mine is only 65%. I'm wondering which to put down on the application.

On a different note, EPIK is now prioritising applicants with TEFL/TESL cert. that has a 20 hour practical component.
Here's the link:
http://www.epik.go.kr/board/detail.epik?bid=1&num=742


  • tbaren
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    • April 29, 2012, 08:21:52 pm
    • Bucheon
Re: Horrible GPA - should I be concerned with applying to GEPIK?
« Reply #25 on: August 03, 2012, 12:31:21 pm »
I don't think GPA is one of the biggest requirements, but they do look at it. I have a very high GPA, and during my first week my principal, vice principal, head teacher, and co-teachers all commented on how good my grades were. Some of my co-teachers even told the students about my GPA...which was awkward.

You can definitely get a job with a low GPA, but some schools DO think its important.