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.
The 2019-2020 window opened on January 23, 2019 and will remain open during the spring semester. You can apply online at www.dallasisd.org/studenttransfers School starts on August 19, 2019 for the 2019-2020 school year.
It will depend on the campus. However, 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 until April 15th to email your retraction to firstname.lastname@example.org
No. Current transfers are closed. However, a school may make exceptions on a case by case basis. You will need to request it directly at the school. If your first choice is not available, the parent may apply to another school for a transfer option.
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 may require immediate revocation of the transfer permission.