INFORMATION FOR CURRENT GRADUATE STUDENTS
Relay Houston Classes
All classes at Relay Houston will be online through the end of the Fall 2020 term. We will continue to monitor the situation and extend as needed for the health & safety of our students, faculty & staff.
Current graduate students will continue to receive class logistics from their professors.
Please look out for more information to be posted here regarding Summer Term class information.
Our physical offices are closed but our support staff is available during standard business hours. Connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or schedule a phone call with the Relay Houston team at calendly.com/relayhouston
Pearson, the Texas Education Agency's (TEA) designated testing vendor, reopened testing centers on May 1, 2020. You can reschedule your test at no additional cost; see here for more information. Please monitor updates on the Pearson website for information regarding testing center closures.
- Y1: All certification-seeking candidates are expected to complete any remaining requirements within their control by August 1, 2020 (previously 6/30). All updates will be posted on the Campus Bulletin and shared in your faculty advisor's weekly email.
- Y2 & TFA: The TEA will be granting emergency Probationary Certificates to teacher candidates already on an Intern Certificate that were unable to complete their testing requirements because of test center closures. Reach out to email@example.com with any questions.
Relay Tuition & Financial Options
Federal Loans: All borrowers with federally held student loans will automatically have their interest rates set to 0% for a period of at least 60 days. In addition, borrowers now have the option to suspend their payments without accruing interest for at least two months to allow them greater flexibility during the national emergency. To request this forbearance, borrowers should contact their loan servicer online or by phone.
As a Relay AmeriCorps member during this unprecedented time, please be assured that you remain on track to complete a full-service term with eligibility to receive your full Segal education award. To learn more, view the following articles:
- What does Relay AmeriCorps’ Teleservice Policy mean?
- What impact does COVID-19 have on my status as an AmeriCorps member?
Relay Houston Swag Rewards
Given the current climate, Relay Houston Swag Rewards for SY19-20 has been suspended. All funding for swag rewards was reallocated towards Teacher Appreciation Week.
Class of 2020 Commencement
Class of 2020 End-of-Year Relay-wide Commencement
We are excited to share with you that the national virtual end of year commencement for all potential graduates of the class of 2020 will occur on August 1, 2020, from 12 PM EST to 1 PM CST. Attending this event does not mean that you have met the requirements to graduate from your program. This celebration is a way for us to honor your hard work thus far at Relay. Please hold this date and time on your calendars to join us. Additional details will be forthcoming in a few weeks.
Class of 2020 Relay Houston Commencement
Relay Houston will be holding a virtual commencement for Relay Houston Class of 2020 graduates during our original graduation date of August 8th. More details to come!
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For COVID-19 information for incoming Relay Houston students, click here.