Students who do not to meet Relay’s academic expectations may be dismissed from their program for the following reasons:
- Failure to meet satisfactory academic progress (SAP) for two consecutive terms,
- Failure to maintain minimum term GPA, and/or
- Failure to meet program-specific academic requirements
If students are in danger of program dismissal, Relay may contact their sponsoring organizations and/or teacher preparation program membership to notify them and enlist their help in supporting students.
In the event of a program dismissal, the Office of the Provost of Teacher Preparation will notify students via email. SFS will follow up with students about how to pay any outstanding Relay tuition and fees. If dismissed, students have the right to appeal the decision by contacting the Office of the Provost of Teacher Preparation. The Office of the Provost of Teacher Preparation will review all appeals with Relay’s Academic Review Council (Office of the Provost of Teacher Preparation, Office of Student Affairs, and additional academic leaders). The decision from the Academic Review Council is final. If the appeal is unsuccessful, program-dismissal procedures will continue, and the student will be dismissed.
If students are dismissed, it is their responsibility to notify their schools (and if applicable, their teacher preparation program membership, such as Teach For America or New York City Teaching Fellows) of their departure from Relay.