We appreciate the time and effort that prospective students invest in our placement and admissions processes. For those applying through our placement process, committees deliberately and thoroughly review all complete application portfolios for evidence of experiences and responses that align to the skills and mindsets necessary to be successful in our program. At times, a prospective student may wish to appeal an admissions decision they received from Relay or a placement process decision received from Relay’s Teacher Pathways team. In that case, the prospective student should read and follow the guidance below.
When to Submit an Appeal
- A prospective student can only appeal a decision if there is new, important, and compelling information that was not previously described in their initial application.
- Disagreement with the admission decision alone is not a valid reason for submitting an appeal.
How to Submit an Appeal
- The prospective student should email firstname.lastname@example.org the following:
- A short response (750 words or fewer) that addresses the following: “Detail the new, important, or compelling information that you did not previously include in your application that you wish to be considered by Relay, and why."
- A recommendation from a manager or professor who can shed further light onto the new information provided.
- The email should contain the applicant’s full legal name and Slate (application portal)-generated applicant ID.
- Optional: If the appeal is based on an updated grade, exam, or transcript, the prospective student must send official documentation demonstrating the update.
- Deadline: All appeals must be submitted by the stated admissions deadline, or within two weeks of receiving their decision, whichever date is later.
Process for Appeal Review
- Admissions and placement staff, campus staff, as well as legal counsel may review the updated appeal.
- Relay will email the prospective student the final decision.
- Each appeal is considered on a case by case basis.
- Appeals received that do not follow the process outlined will not be considered.