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2 - Georgia 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:

 

GPA

 

Relay’s programs are accepted in Georgia as out-of-state educator preparation programs. Students located in Georgia will enroll in a Colorado-based educator preparation program and may apply for Georgia licensure as an out-of-state program completer after meeting all program and state-specific requirements. States set requirements for certification/licensure, reciprocity, and equivalent certificates/endorsements, and will make all determinations related to issuing or denying applications for certification/licensure. 

 

Applicants who intend to enroll in Relay’s Colorado educator preparation program as an out-of-state candidate must also meet the Colorado GPA requirements for admission to an educator preparation program.

 

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale on all coursework previously attempted at an accredited institution of higher education from which the bachelor’s degree was conferred. 

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.  As of June 11, 2024, all GPA exceptions have been distributed for Georgia applicants.

*There is not a minimum undergraduate GPA requirement for the Georgia Induction Certificate.

 

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 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.  As of June 11, 2024, all GPA exceptions have been distributed for Georgia applicants.

 

Bachelor's Degree

Applicants must provide Relay with official 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].

 

Application

Applicants must submit all application materials, including:

  • An up-to-date and polished resume;
  • Contact information for one recommender, to whom Relay will reach out
  • A short essay on your commitment to teaching;

Admissions Checklist(s)

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

 

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