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Admissions Process

To apply for Relay’s teacher programs, prospective students may start an application via a unique application link obtained after submitting an interest form, being sent to Relay via a partner school or district, or directly via the website. Once applicants complete an initial application and submit all institutional and program-specific admissions requirements, their application will be reviewed for admission resulting in an admission decision. Students must secure a program-aligned instructional role that must be verified through the School Authorization and Instructional Role Confirmation Form prior to enrolling in coursework each fall. Applicants may connect with the Prospective Student Advising team via email at [email protected] for more details and support.  


Anthology Portfolio 


Anthology Portfolio is an assessment, accreditation, and certification/licensure tracking tool enabling Relay students, faculty, staff, and partners to document and view student progress toward educator preparation program (EPP) completion and certification/licensure. The tool collects student data and artifacts, assessed at designated transition points. The tool also collects data on student performance on key assessments and allows faculty and staff to draw insights about program effectiveness and create plans for student support. Anthology Portfolio supports collaboration between Relay, students, and partners to ensure certification/licensure candidates have positive, supportive, and aligned clinical experiences.



Canvas is Relay’s learning-management system and serves as the central access point for students to find important due dates, complete asynchronous online coursework, upload assessments, track progress, view instructor feedback on completed assessments, communicate with instructors, and collaborate with peers. Canvas support is available to students 24 hours a day, seven days per week, via phone, email, and chat. Students can access Canvas chat support and the Canvas Community forums through the Help(?) or Support icons located in the lower left of your screen in Canvas, or they can call the Canvas student support phone line: (844) 653-1472.

Certification/Licensure Resources

The Relay Licensure Exam Preparation team offers several test preparation resources for students pursuing certification or licensure. To see the resources that are available, visit the Licensure Exam Preparation website. The website provides access to online preparation classes and personalized 1-1 tutoring services. Additionally, the LEP team shares links to self-paced study programs such as the Mometrix e-Library, Khan Academy, and 240 Tutoring. Students may reach out to their advisor, certification manager, or Licensure Exam Preparation faculty with additional questions and for guidance related to state- and/or program-specific certification/licensure resources and licensure exam preparation courses.

Learning and Resource Center

The Relay Learning and Resource Center is open and available for graduate students to sign up for virtual tutoring sessions with Relay alumni. Graduate students can work with our tutors to get feedback, guidance, and support on completing their Master's Defense Data Narratives, Capstones, and/or EdTPA submissions. Are you interested in using the Learning and Resource Center's Services? Sign up by going here.


My Relay Portal

My Relay Portal connects you to your academic student information, including contact information currently on file with Relay. You can review your program of study and the progress you have made toward completion, register for new courses each term, print an unofficial transcript, access your class schedule and final grades, and even review important financial aid information. An overview of My Relay Portal can be accessed on Relay’s Support Center. Students can access My Relay Portal through Relay’s MyApps or by navigating directly to   

Please note, access to My Relay Portal is only available to:

  • Students in Connecticut, Illinois, Tennessee, and Texas and Year One students in Delaware, Georgia, New York, Colorado, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania from AY22-AY25



Relay uses the Nelnet to provide students with a centralized platform for all financial services. Students can access Nelnet to make payments, sign up for payment plans, manage their refunds, and review all transactions. Students can also view their annual tax forms through the site. Students can access Nelnet through their student portal. 


Relay Connect


Relay Connect is Relay’s members-only online portal where the staff, students, and alumni of Relay’s programs virtually meet and share information. It hosts a jobs board, event postings, news updates, and a monthly newsletter. All members of the Relay community are welcome to join the platform and engage with one another. 

Relay Library 


Relay primarily employs an electronic and digital approach to providing library and information resources to students and faculty. The majority of Relay Library materials are available in an online or electronic format, accessible through the library catalog. These resources include electronic books (e-books), videos, curriculum resources, and subscriptions to prominent education journals offered through database providers such as EBSCO, ProQuest, JSTOR, and Education Resources Information Center (ERIC). Relay provides these content subscriptions for use by current Relay students, faculty, and staff. Username and password information is to be kept confidential, and material-access privileges may not be shared. Relay Library also participates in a national interlibrary loan service that allows students and faculty to request articles not owned by Relay Library from other institutions.


Relay Library maintains a core collection of books, periodicals, and other print resources at its central office in New York City for use in coursework and research. These materials are listed on the Relay online library catalog so that students and faculty may locate and browse physical materials held in the library.


For guidance using these materials, and for other library questions, students should reference their EDU-500 course in Canvas. Students may also email [email protected] with feedback or questions.  


Relay Website


The Relay website provides information on all aspects of Relay, including the organization’s history, approach, and programs. While the website provides logistical information, such as the application process, students can also visit the website to read the Relay blog as well as articles and news coverage featuring Relay’s students, staff, and alumni.

Student Assistance Program

Relay offers a Student Assistance Program to all enrolled students, including conditionally admitted students and students enrolled in non-degree programs.


Included in the program is access to mental health resources, health and wellness resources, financial planning support, and legal guidance. In addition to providing students with access to counseling services via telephone, the program also offers students referrals to local counselors and the ability to participate in up to three free in-person counseling sessions per year. The program also provides students with access to legal and financial services, child and dependent care resources, information on health and wellness, and more. All materials can be accessed either through the WorkLifeMatters website or by speaking with a WorkLifeMatters counselor at 800-386-7055.


To access resources on the website, please use the following password: wlm70101


If you have questions or need more information, please email [email protected].

[email protected]

[email protected] is the email address where students can reach out for nonacademic student support requests. Please note, requests are processed Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST.

Support Center


Relay maintains a robust collection of information and resources for students, staff, and the public on the Support Center. This collection allows individuals to self-serve answers when they need them. Support Center is accessible via Relay’s website 24 hours a day, seven days per week. When signed in through Relay’s MyApps, students and staff have access to support articles not available to the public.


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