Frequently Asked Questions
No. You can remain on a transfer permission up to the highest-grade offered at the school without re-applying. If you are applying to a NEW school, you will need to apply for a transfer. Not all schools will be available for a transfer.
The 2020-2021 window opened on January 7, 2020 and will remain open during the spring semester until May 27, 2020. Not all schools will be available for a transfer. You can apply online at www.dallasisd.org/studenttransfers
It will depend on the campus principal making a decision. We monitor the system and remind principals of their pending applications. You may also contact the school for an update.
You can apply for more than one transfer school or a specialty school, but you can only accept one for enrollment. In some cases, you may get a transfer approval first and specialty approval in March or April. If you change your mind on accepting a transfer, you will have to email your retraction to firstname.lastname@example.org
No. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dallas ISD will remain closed for the remainder of 2019-2020 school year. Current transfers are closed. Any new student will enroll at their assigned neighborhood school. Please call the enrollment hotline at 972-925-5550 for online enrollment assistance. All Dallas ISD students will be enrolled for At-Home Learning.
My child attends a school that is not on the “sending” school list. What do I select on the application?
On the application, you select your assigned neighborhood school even if you do not attend it. Look up your neighborhood school at www.dallasisd.org/findyourschool
My child attends pre-k 4 in Dallas ISD, but not at his assigned neighborhood school. Do I need to apply for a transfer, so they can remain at the school for Kindergarten?
Yes. Transfers are for grades K to 12th. You will need to apply for a transfer, so the student can remain at the school
Transfer permissions are for one neighborhood school to another neighborhood school. Specialty schools like magnet, transformation, or collegiate academy schools have a separate application and admission process.
You can get more information on specialty schools at www.dallasisd.org/yourchoices
For more information on pre-k programs, visit www.prekdallas.org
Yes. District policy allows the campus to revoke a transfer permission based on the student’s poor academic performance, low attendance, and/or misbehavior. In addition, a revocation can happen due to changes in availability of space and in the availability of instructional staff. Some situations like a safety issue may require immediate revocation of the transfer permission.