Relay seeks full-time educators who demonstrate a willingness to work hard, a commitment to improving their practice, and a belief that all students can learn, grow, and achieve. In order to be eligible to apply for a program at Relay, applicants must meet the following admissions criteria:
- Applicants must have an official, degree-conferred undergraduate transcript that shows proof of an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
- Applicants must have secured a full-time classroom position at a partner P–12 public school. If students’ employment is terminated, they will have 30 days to regain employment as a P–12 teacher in a subject and grade level that corresponds to their Relay major and certification area.
- Applicants must demonstrate a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA below a 3.0 but at least a 2.75 may submit an additional letter of recommendation in order to be considered for admissions. Applicants who do not meet Relay’s GPA requirements for admissions and/or cannot provide proof of a degree-conferred undergraduate degree prior to being admitted may be eligible for non-matriculated (i.e., non-matric) status. For more information on non-matric status, please see Non-Matriculated Students.
- Because Relay operates in multiple states, applicants may need to meet additional admissions and certification requirements depending on the program to which they are seeking admission. The additional requirements may include but are not limited to proof of background content credit, immunizations, exams, and GPA criteria. See the Academic Program Guide for admissions and certification requirements for all Relay campuses and programs. Programs available at each Relay campus can be found on Relay’s public website.
Only applicants who successfully demonstrate meeting these admission criteria will be admitted to Relay. Applicants will be notified of Relay’s admissions decision via email.