Types of Transfers
In-District-Students in grades K to 12th who live within DISD may apply to transfer from their assigned neighborhood school to another DISD neighborhood school.
Out-of-District- Students in grades K to 12th who live in another district may apply to transfer to a DISD neighborhood school.
Important Transfer Rules
See bottom of page for information on the availability of late transfers for the current school year.
- The 2021-2022 application window is open November 7, 2020 to January 31, 2021.
- Late applications may be accepted at some schools after the January deadline. However, not all schools will be available for late transfers.
- In approving transfers, the campus will consider availability of space and availability of instructional staff, the student’s grades, the student’s disciplinary history, and the student’s attendance records. Not all schools will be available.
- An approval can be retracted, if the applicant provided incorrect information, false information, or if approved in error.
- The transfer permision is not an acceptance to special programs on the campus as they may have other requirements or deadlines.
- No transportation is provided by the district, except as required by other laws.
- Students who do not enroll in their transfer school or choose to withdraw may lose their transfer permission.
- Approved students may remain at the campus up to the highest grade allowed for transfers without having to re-apply. However, a revocation will cause the loss of the transfer permission.
- A new application must be submitted when a student requests a different campus. Students will also need to apply for a transfer permission to the next school in the feeder pattern, if it is not their assigned school.
- Students must abide by all UIL rules. Students should check eligibility rules with the transfer school.
- Expectations: "If the transfer is approved, the student is expected to follow school rules, attend school regularly, maintain passing grades, uphold appropriate behavior, and participate in school activities when possible. Parents are expected to assist their children in their academic efforts, support good behavior, ensure their children are on time and ready for school each day, and be supportive of the school's goals and objectives. Failure to meet any of these expectations may result in a transfer being revoked.”
- Revocations: District policy states that transfer permissions will be reviewed by the campus administrator every spring semester and can be revoked based on "poor academic performance, low attendance, and/or misbehavior." In the spring, the campus will notify the parent of any concerns regarding the transfer and revocation. If the permission is revoked, the student will need to enroll in their home campus the following year. Some instances may cause an immediate revocation of the transfer.
- Transfer Closures: In Addition, every year the district will identify schools at maximum capacity and close transfers at those schools until space becomes available. Demographic changes in boundary zones or increases in zoned student population, may also affect a school and cause a revocation of transfer permissions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Click link to view frequently asked questions. FAQ-Student Transfers
Schools Closed to NEW transfers for current year and 2021-2022.
Every year, Dallas ISD will identify neighborhood schools at maximum capacity and close transfers at those schools until space becomes available. Below is a list of neighborhood schools that are closed to NEW transfers and not available for the current year and for 2021-2022.
High Schools Middle Schools Elementary Schools Woodrow Wilson J.L. Long Anne Frank Bryan Adams Seagoville Alex Sanger (PK-8) (Update: Sanger will open for transfers for 2021-2022. Apply below.) Seagoville Central Adamson Mockingbird Lakewood Arthur Kramer-(Update: Kramer will open for transfers for 2021-2022. Apply below.) Harry C. Withers- (Update: Withers will open for transfers for 2021-2022. Apply below.) Students attending any of these schools on a transfer before the closure may remain on the permission as long as they remain in good standing and not revoked. (Exception for incoming Kindergarten students who have a sibling already at campus. Contact the Elementary Campus to see if you qualify and how to apply.)
Apply for a 2021-2022 Student Transfer
Student Transfers The 2021-2022 Student Transfer Application Window is now OPEN.
In order to meet the diverse needs of district parents and students and to facilitate the orderly transition of students within the district, students in Kindergarten to grade 12 may request a general campus transfer to a school outside of their attendance zone, provided space is available and a transfer application is completed and approved. In approving transfers, the campus will consider availability of space and instructional staff, the student's grades, the student's disciplinary history, and attendance record.
Apply for a 2021-2022 student transfer to another neighborhood school and over 100+ choice schools & programs by clicking the ONLINE Icon below.
Or copy and save the following site to access application directly: www.dallasisd.org/choosedallasisd
All students from Kindergarten to 12th grade who live within the boundaries of Dallas ISD have an assigned neighborhood school where they can automatically enroll. Look up your assigned school,here: School Finder
Contact Student Transfers
Office: (972) 749-5702
- Below is Important information on current year transfers:
- The current year transfer window closed May 27, 2020.
- Some neighbhorhood schools may accept late transfers after the May 27th deadline.
- Contact the school directly to request a late transfer.
- Not all schools are available for late transfers.
- Decisions on late transfers are final.