Relay is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The Middle States Commission is recognized by the United States Department of Education as a regional accrediting agency for institutions of higher education. Relay was initially accredited in 2012, and in 2017 MSCHE acted to reaffirm its accreditation status and commend the institution on its self-study process. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025–2026.
Relay is authorized to operate as an institution of higher education, or exempted from registration requirements, by the following agencies:
- California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (exempt)
- Colorado Commission on Higher Education
- Delaware Department of Education
- District of Columbia Higher Education Learning Commission
- Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission
- Illinois Board of Higher Education
- Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
- Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana
- New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education
- New York State Education Department Board of Regents
- Tennessee Higher Education Commission
- Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Additionally, Relay formally became a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) on May 31, 2018. NC-SARA establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance-education courses and programs and enables participating institutions to enroll out-of-state students in online courses and programs. Because Relay is based in New York, our portal agency is the New York State Education Department.
For more information about Relay’s authorizations, see Appendix A: Consumer Information. To review accreditation and authorization documentation or to request information on contacting any agency that regulates the institution, email firstname.lastname@example.org.