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2 - Summer and Fall Start Sessions Tips and Dates
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Below you will find the admissions deadlines that will set you up to accept your offer of admission by the dates aligned with our summer session. Subsequent and educator preparation program specific deadlines will be published on location pages later in the admissions season.


Tips for Summer and Fall Start Sessions

In your first term, you’ll join us for your first Relay courses. This summer term is a requirement for most new Relay students an contributes to credits required for certification/licensure and/or your degree (depending on your program type).


You should expect to take some of the following courses in your first term:

  • EDU500 - Your Rights & Responsibilities as a Teacher or EDU540 - Relay Orientation

  • EDU501 - Building a Culturally Responsive & Inclusive Classroom for Diverse Learners

  • EDU502 - Introduction to Instructional Planning

  • If you are enrolled in a Teaching Exceptional Learners (TEL) / Special Education you will participate in TEL601 - Introduction to Special Education

  • If you are enrolled in a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners (CLD) / English Language Learners/English as a Second Language program, you will participate in CLD501 - Teaching Multilingual Learners in Inclusive Settings and CLD502 - Theory of Second Language Acquisition

  • You may, depending on your program, also be required to take an asynchronous course specific to your content area in your first term.

You can read the course descriptions for these classes here


Student orientation sessions are Relay’s first opportunity to engage with enrolled students and welcome them to the institution. Orientation sessions help students to understand Relay's mission, provide an overview of our curriculum, and prepare students to both be successful at Relay and to serve their PK–12 students. The goals of Relay’s orientation sessions are to ensure that all students (a) feel welcome and affirmed at the institution, (b) know and feel welcomed and prepared to contribute to the Relay community, (c) understand their path to successful completion of their academic program, (d) understand the institution’s policies, and (e) identify the support systems and structures within Relay.


Click here to learn more about our Foundations Coursework.


Summer and Fall Start Session Dates


Admissions Deadline
(All Requirements Submitted)

Accept Admissions
Offer By

Class Start Options
(See Below)

Monday, May 20, 2024

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Summer Sessions 1-6 & Fall Start Session 7

Monday, June 10, 2024

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Summer Sessions 3-6 & Fall Start Session 7

Monday, July 1, 2024

Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Summer Sessions 5-6 & Fall Start Session 7

Monday, August 12, 2024

Thursday, August 22, 2024

Fall Start Session 7



If you'd like to see the specific days and times of courses for the summer start sessions, visit this page.


Session Type

Class Start Date

Eligible Programs

Summer Session 1
Daytime (Weekdays)

Monday, June 24, 2024

All students may attend, except those pursuing an Advanced Certificate in Special Education.





Summer Session 2
Evenings and Saturdays
Thursday, June 20, 2024
Summer Session 3
Daytime (Weekdays)
Monday, July 15, 2024
Summer Session 4
Evenings and Saturdays
Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Summer Session 5
Daytime (Weekdays) and Sat., August 3rd
Saturday, August 3, 2024
Summer Session 6
Evenings and Saturdays
Saturday, August 3, 2024

All students may attend, except those in Illinois, New Jersey, or any student pursuing an Advanced Certificate in Special Education.

Fall Start Session 7
Classes primarily weekday evenings.
Tuesday, September 3, 2024

All students may attend, except those in Illinois, New Jersey, and students seeking the Residency programs in Colorado, Georgia, Rhode Island, and Washington DC.


All students in the Advanced Certificate in Special Education in all states will attend this session ONLY.


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