Relay offers the opportunity for students to transfer across Relay programs, including programs offered in a different location than the program in which students are currently enrolled. In order for students to be eligible to transfer programs, they must have been in good academic standing at the end of their last term of enrollment at Relay. All program transfer requests must receive approval from the Office of the Provost of Teacher Preparation and be approved by SFS.
Students who transfer to a new program may also need to meet additional state- and/or program-specific admissions criteria before their transfer is granted. Program transfers may also impact a student’s pathway to licensure. Students interested in a program transfer who are enrolled in, and have not yet completed, an initial-level certification program should carefully review the state- and/or program-specific requirements for admission to and completion of their program of interest before applying. Students can review state- and program-specific admissions requirements in Appendix E, and program completion requirements in each state-specific certification handbook. Oftentimes, students will need to complete additional requirements, such as exams or workshops, in order to enroll in or complete a different certification program.
Students interested in an out-of-state program transfer who have already completed an initial-level certification program should research requirements for out-of-state program or certificate reciprocity in the state in which they wish to teach prior to requesting the transfer.
Relay offers guidance to students considering a transfer or who intend to relocate to another state. Students are encouraged to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for additional guidance. Also see Change in Teaching Location (New State) for information on how relocation may impact your pathway to certification.
Students who wish to submit a program transfer request may submit a completed transfer-request application two months prior to the start of the requested transfer term and no later than the requested transfer term census date. Transfer applications will be evaluated based on applicants’ statements submitted in the application, their current school of employment, any state-specific requirements related to the requested transfer program, previous academic-standing statuses at Relay, and their outstanding financial balances (if relevant). Students with an outstanding financial balance must resolve their entire balance due to Relay to be considered for a transfer. Applications are reviewed by the Registrar’s Office, SFS, and the Office of the Provost of Teacher Preparation. While program transfers are available, they are not guaranteed.