Applicants who do not meet Relay’s undergraduate GPA minimum are not eligible to be matriculated students at Relay.
They may instead be eligible for non-matriculated (i.e., non-matric) status. When a student is non-matric, there are significant academic, financial, and certification implications. Most notably, non-matriculated students are not working toward a degree, not eligible for certification, not eligible for federal financial aid, and not eligible for an in-school deferment. They must demonstrate good academic standing before they can matriculate.
Given these implications, applicants should very carefully consider whether or not the non-matric option is right for them. It is strongly recommended that applicants consult the schools where they will be teaching and/or their sponsoring organization about this decision. Please see here to learn more about the implications of being a low GPA non-matric student.
Please note, candidates who are pursuing non-matriculated status are ineligible to be considered for Relay Teaching Residency Placement Support.
How do I apply to Relay as a Low GPA Non-Matric Student?
We offer an opportunity for those with an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5 and below 2.75 (2.80 for Philadelphia) to apply for non-matriculated status. You have three next steps:
- Read Relay’s Non-Matriculated Policy and decide if this option is best for you.
- Sign up for Office Hours with the Office of Admissions and Enrollment and Student Financial Services to ensure you fully understand your next steps and/or your financial implications of non-matric status. We are here to support you.
- Complete our standard admissions process, on which you’ll sign Relay’s non-matric policy.
Am I be eligible for federal aid as a non-matric student?
To learn more about your eligibility for a federal direct loan, please see our Support Center article, “Am I eligible for a federal direct loan?”
Friendly Reminder: As a non-matriculated student, you will not be working towards a degree, eligible for certification, nor, if relevant to your program, eligible for financial aid nor eligible for loan deferment.