Students who do not meet administrative requirements or expectations to remain enrolled at Relay can be administratively withdrawn by the institution. Students can be administratively withdrawn for the following reasons:
- Failure to pay tuition;
- Failure to meet employment requirements;
- Failure to meet matriculation requirements;
- Failure to meet immunization requirements (where appropriate);
- Failure to meet certification requirements (where appropriate);
- Failure to submit withdrawal paperwork after initiating a withdrawal;
- Failure to meet attendance requirements and/or persistent absence;
- Other substantive violations of Relay’s policies, procedures, or safety rules, including but not limited to violations of the academic honesty, code of conduct, or gender-based misconduct policies; and/or
- At the request of their campus Dean’s Office.
If you are in danger of administrative withdrawal, Relay may contact your school and/or sponsoring organizations and/or teacher prep program affiliation to notify them and enlist their help in supporting you.
In the event of an administrative withdrawal, the registrar will notify you via email. SFS will follow up with you about how to pay any outstanding Relay tuition and fees. If administratively withdrawn, you have the right to appeal the decision by contacting the campus dean. The campus dean will review all appeals with the senior dean, student affairs and may include a panel of at least two campus deans when necessary. The senior dean, student affairs and/or panel will make a decision regarding reinstatement, and the decision of the senior dean, student affairs and/or panel is final. If the appeal is unsuccessful, administrative withdrawal procedures will continue, and you will administratively withdrawn.
If you are administratively withdrawn, it is your responsibility to notify your schools (and if applicable, your teacher prep programs, such as Teach For America or New York City Teaching Fellows) of your departure from Relay.
The registrar and the campus Dean’s Office conduct a regular review of in-person and online attendance in order to identify and support enrolled students who have not actively withdrawn or taken a leave of absence but demonstrate persistent absence. Relay defines persistent absence as having failed to attend in-person class sessions and/or complete online coursework for 30 consecutive days. Once students who demonstrate persistent absence are identified, the registrar or campus Dean’s Office will contact these students to determine their intention to remain enrolled and provide necessary support. Students who continue to demonstrate persistent absence after they have been contacted may be administratively withdrawn from Relay. When a persistently absent students do not formally inform Relay GSE of their intention to withdraw, Relay will use the last day of in-class attendance, or the last date of sign-in to the Relay online student platform as the date of withdrawal.