All matriculated students who meet general federal financial aid requirements (see https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/eligibility) and are enrolled at least half-time in approved programs are eligible. Students must also meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and other eligibility requirements. For more information, please see How is my academic standing and progress determined? For the 2019-2020 list of eligible majors at Relay, please click here.
At Relay, applicants who do not meet Relay’s undergraduate GPA minimum of 2.75 are not eligible to be a matriculated student at Relay. They may instead be eligible for non-matriculated (i.e., non-matric) status.
When you are non-matric, there are significant academic, financial, and certification implications. Most notably, you are not working toward a degree, not eligible for certification, not eligible for federal financial aid, and not eligible for previous loan deferment until you exit non-matriculated status.
Before you can matriculate from non-matriculated, you must:
- submit proof to Relay of completing all certification requirements (e.g., pass exams and
workshops) if you are joining a Relay program leading to certification; and
- end the fall or spring term in good academic standing.
Given these implications, you should very carefully consider whether the non-matric option is right for you. It is strongly recommended that applicants consult the schools where they will be teaching and/or their sponsoring organization about this decision.
Read the full Policy & FAQ on Late Graduation Non-Matriculated Status at Relay or Policy & FAQ for Undergraduate GPA Non-Matriculated Status at Relay for more information on your situation.