Q: Will an applicant with an in-class TEFL component be offered a position over someone with a fully online course?
Not necessarily. However, having an in-class component is highly preferred by the Offices of Education.
Q: I want to apply with my boyfriend/girlfriend. Can we be placed near each other?
That is where applying early can help. While we cannot guarantee that you will be placed near one another, the likelihood of both of you being placed in the same metropolitan city/province is better if you apply early. Placements within a specific metropolitan city/province are handled by the Office of Education and we have no control over that. Applicants cannot make specific requests.
Q: May I defer my acceptance until the following term?
As all terms are independent of each other, you would have to reapply to the program, should you withdraw from the current term.
Q: Can unmarried couples receive couple housing?
Unfortunately, unmarried couples are unable to receive couple housing. Couple housing is very limited and strictly reserved for married (joint) applicants who both are hired as EPIK teachers.
Q. Can I apply with a dependent?
You may apply with a dependent (spouse and/or child). There is a section on the application form for you to list each one. However, no special consideration will be made for applicants with dependents in regards to the size of housing.