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.
You can apply online at www.dallasisd.org/studenttransfers or at the following site www.dallasisd.org/choosedallasisd The 2020-2021 application window will be open November 7, 2020 until January 31, 2021. Not all schools will be available for a transfer.
Parents will be notified of any approvals beginning March 1, 2021. You will have 10 days to respond either accepting or declining the approval.
I am interested in applying for a transfer and to specialty schools. Can I apply to more than one school or program?
Yes. The new "one stop" application system allows for parents to choose up to five (5) different schools or programs with a maximum of two (2) Magnet schools. You will be able to rank each school in order of your preference with number 1 being your preferred school. Ranking will be important. You will have up to the last day of January 31, 2021 before midnight to edit your application or change the order of your ranking.
The current year transfer window closed on May 27, 2020. Some campuses may be able to approve late transfer requests. Parents should contact the school directly to see if they are accepting late transfers. Not all schools are available for late transfers.
My child attends pre-k 4 in Dallas ISD, but does not attend 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.
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.