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2 - Pennsylvania 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

 

Applicants who intend to seek certification in Pennsylvania through Relay must also meet the Pennsylvania 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 from a completed bachelor’s degree or higher below the state minimum of 3.00 may be considered for admission to Relay’s Pennsylvania educator preparation programs who have:

    • Earned a minimum undergraduate or graduate GPA of 2.80 and meet one the Basic Skills requirements below: 

      • Submitted qualifying scores on the Praxis Core, or

      • A combined score of 1050 on the SAT with no score lower than 500 on either the verbal or mathematics subtests, or 

      • A score of no less than 23 on the English subtest and 20 on the Mathematics subtest of the ACT. 

  • Residency Program Only: Relay may admit up to 10% of residency applicants with a GPA from a completed bachelor’s degree or higher below the state minimum of 3.00 and who do not meet the criteria above. These applicants may apply via exception to the 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

*Residency applicants must achieve a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in Relay coursework by the end of the first 12 credit hours to remain enrolled at 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 Pennsylvania 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].

Application

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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