If you earned credit from an institution outside of the United States, please send Relay an official sealed copy of your international transcript in addition to a course-by-course evaluation of your transcript provided by a foreign credential evaluator.
As a next step, please visit our Guide to Submitting Non-U.S. Transcripts to Relay and then set up an office hour with the Office of Admissions and Enrollment so we can best support you on next steps.
Exceptions: Applicants struggling to obtain an official sealed copy of their international transcript may instead submit one of the following:
- A copy of the official transcript submitted from the evaluation company that accompanies the course-by-course evaluation; or
- A copy of the transcript that the applicant sent to their prior U.S.-based institute of higher education so long as the transcript is sent directly from their previous U.S. institution.
- An unofficial transcript uploaded by the applicant on their status page (not available for applicants applying to programs in Texas).
Study Abroad: Applicants who studied abroad while attending their undergraduate institution are not required to submit their study abroad transcript to Relay, provided that the study abroad credits are on their undergraduate transcript.
International Visas: Relay does not play a role in sponsoring international student visas. In order to be eligible for admissions to Relay, an applicant must secure a teaching position in a school. Please see below for resources that will provide information on how to obtain a visa.
- Study in the States
- Study in the States is a website from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that serves as a dedicated resource to help schools and programs in the United States, along with international students, navigate the international student life cycle.
- This website includes:
- Step-by-step guides for schools and students.
- Simple articles and interactive content to explain federal rules and regulations.
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
- If you would like to study as a full-time student in the United States, you will need a student visa. There are two immigrant visa categories for persons wishing to study in the United States. These visas are commonly known as the F and M visas.
- The USCIS website provides details on student visas.