Applicants who do not meet Relay’s undergraduate GPA minimum and/or applicants whose bachelor’s degrees will be conferred soon after their Relay application deadline 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 (outlined below). Most notably, non-matriculated students are not working toward a degree, not eligible for certification, not eligible for federal financial aid, not eligible for private student loans, and not eligible for an in-school deferment.
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 organizations about this decision. Details on the two types of non-matric statuses we have here at Relay can be found in the links below: