Relay requires more from its students than simply completing the curriculum and moving on to new material. Relay students must demonstrate that they have mastery of the knowledge and techniques they have learned at Relay and are using these assets to successfully lead their PK–12 students to meaningful and measurable achievement gains. In order to graduate from Relay and earn a degree, students are required to:
- Lead PK–12 students to the equivalent of at least one year’s worth of academic gains;
- Earn a minimum grade of 70% (or a C-) in all courses in their programs of study;
- Earn a cumulative 2.7 grade point average (GPA). Overall GPA is a weighted cumulative average of all course grades in the program to date.
Certification seeking students (including students in certification-only programs) must meet standards for satisfactory academic progress and all state- and program-specific certification program completion requirements, including testing and clinical experience, in order to be considered an educator preparation program completer. See the applicable Certification Guide for your program for information on educator preparation program completion requirements.
Students enrolled in Relay New York Transitional B M.A.T. programs must meet all academic requirements as well as certification program completion requirements in order to be eligible for graduation.
 Only applicable to degree-granting programs.