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2 - Delaware Eligibility and Admissions Requirements
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In order to apply to a program at Relay, prospective students must complete Relay’s admissions process.  Admission to Relay includes the following requirements:



Applicants who intend to seek certification in Delaware through Relay must also meet the Delaware GPA requirements for admission to an educator preparation program: 

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale on all coursework previously attempted at an accredited institution of higher education from which the bachelor’s degree or higher was conferred.

Applicants with a GPA below the state minimum of 3.00 may apply to be admitted to Relay’s Delaware educator preparation program if they meet one of the following conditions: 

  • Demonstrated mastery of general knowledge through passing scores on the Praxis I/Core, ACT, SAT, or GRE exams (Basic Skills exam(s)), or

  • Earned a 3.00 in the last 2 years of their most recent higher education program.

Applicants entering the program as a Resident with a cumulative GPA below the required minimum of 3.00 may receive enrollment to the Delaware Educator Preparation Program at the end of their first year in the EPP by meeting one of the following requirements:

  • Achieve a GPA of a 3.00 on combined coursework from their first year of Relay and their most recent year of coursework prior to enrolling at Relay, or

  • Demonstrate mastery of general knowledge, including the ability to read, write, and compute, by achieving passing scores on the Praxis I/Praxis Core, ACT, SAT, or GRE exams (Basic Skills exam(s)) by the end of the first year at Relay  by the end of their first year at Relay

Relay may admit up to 10% of non-resident applicants to Relay’s Delaware educator preparation program via exception if the applicant has a GPA below the state minimum of 3.0 and does not meet the above conditions. 


Applicants who are a part of the 10% who fall under this exception and also fall below Relay’s minimum GPA requirement of a 2.50 may be prompted to have a secondary recommendation submitted that will be used to evaluate their eligibility for admissions to Relay.  


Applicants who do not intend to seek certification must meet Relay's GPA requirement for admissions:

  • At least a 2.50 Undergraduate GPA - If you are not seeking certification in Delaware and your undergraduate GPA is 2.50 or higher, you are eligible for admission to Relay.

  • Applicants with an undergraduate GPA below the Relay minimum of 2.50 may apply to be admitted to Relay via an exception to Relay’s GPA policy who have:

    • Earned a 2.50 GPA in their last 60 credit hours of their undergraduate program, or

    • Earned a master’s degree or higher with a GPA of 2.50 or higher.

  • Applicants who do not meet the above criteria may be prompted to have a secondary recommendation submitted that will be used to evaluate their eligibility for admission to Relay.

Bachelor's Degree

Applicants must provide Relay with transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, including an official bachelor's degree-conferred transcript. Click here to read more about submitting transcripts to Relay.


Program-Aligned Instructional Role

Applicants must secure a program-aligned instructional role with one of our partners (see below).  If you have questions about whether or not your teaching position meets the criteria for admission to Relay, please reach out to [email protected].



Applicants must submit all application materials, including:

  • An up-to-date and polished resume;

  • A short essay on your commitment to teaching;

  • Contact information for one recommender, to whom Relay will reach out

Admissions Checklist(s)

Applicants must satisfy all admissions requirements listed on their Admissions Checklist(s).

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