Student Transfers

Application Period

2022-23 Student Transfer Application Period:
May 2, 2022–March 24, 2023

2023-24 Student Transfer Application Period:

May 1, 2023–March 22, 2024

Steps for Submitting Transfer Applications

All student transfer applications must be submitted online. Please follow these steps:

  1. Visit the online application website.
  2. Click on Apply for Schools. (Is your family new to JCPS? If so, you must first complete the online registration for your child and then return to the transfer process.)
  3. Click on Apply for Student Transfer.
  4. Click on the green Apply for Student Transfer link that appears.
    • If your child is a current student, you'll need a Parent Portal account (with username and password) or your Portal Activation Key.

Parents who don't have a computer with Internet access may call Student Assignment at (502) 485-6250. District staff will help you submit a transfer application.

Student transfer applications are reviewed for the following criteria:

As of July 1, 2022 transfers at all levels are considered based on available seats at the schools. There is no additional criteria to be considered.

Important Things to Remember

The following factors are considered during the application review:

  • Space
  • Student needs
  • Childcare issues
  • Extenuating circumstances
  • School assignment of the student's siblings

Student transfer approval is not guaranteed and takes 15 to 20 business days to process. The race of an individual student is not used as a factor to grant or deny a student's transfer application.

Students who receive transfer approvals are not guaranteed transportation. They may attend the requested school as long as the transfer has not been revoked by the Office of Student Services. Parents can cancel a transfer by sending an email to the Office of Student Services at