The following information is for applying to grades TK through 12. If you want to apply to Prekindergarten, please visit the Early Education page.

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I need a school for 2023-24 and have not applied before.

You have two remaining opportunities to be assigned to a school. 

Wait Pool

Submit a Wait Pool application now for one school. The deadline to apply for Wait Pool is August 9, 2023. You will be notified starting August 14, 2023 if there is a space available at that school for your student. Learn more about Wait Pool. Or go directly to the Online Application in ParentVUE.

New-to-SF Enrollment

This is for families who are new to San Francisco and/or have not previously applied for SFUSD schools for SY 2023-24. New-to-SF Enrollment will begin on July 5, 2023. Learn more about New-to-SF Enrollment

I applied for 2023-2024 in the Main Round and/or Round 2, and want to try for a different school.

You have two remaining opportunities to try for a different school. 

Wait Pool

You can try for a different school using our Wait Pool process. The Wait Pool will allow you to apply to just one school. The deadline to apply is August 9, 2023. Learn more about Wait Pool. Or go directly to the Online Application in ParentVUE.

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is an opportunity for any students to transfer to any school with an open seat and no Wait Pool requests. Open Enrollment will begin on July 17, 2023. Learn more about Open Enrollment

Key Dates



April 22, 2023

Wait Pool application window opens.
May 8 to June 23, 2023 Application Period for Lowell High School Transfers (10th to 12th grade General Education) 
Week of May 29, 2023 Round 2 assignment letters mailed to families who applied by 4/21.
Appeal decisions mailed to families.
June 2, 2023 Last day of school for 2022-2023. 
June 16, 2023 Last day to accept or decline Round 2 assignment.
Last day to submit a Round 2 appeal.
By June 30, 2023 Inter-district transfer applicants are assigned and notified.
July 5, 2023 New-to-SF Enrollment Period begins.
July 17, 2023 Open Enrollment Period for 2023-24 begins.

View other key dates 

Application Forms

New Applicants:

Apply online using the online application in ParentVUE at Find instructions at

You can also download a PDF application in your preferred language

(English | Español | 中文 | Tiếng Việt | Tagalog | Gagana Sāmoa | العربي)

Please list only one school on the application form. 

Previous Applicants (Applied during Main Round and/or Round 2): 

Wait Pool Application: 


Using your ParentVUE account (select the "online forms" tab and then the "Wait Pool Application") OR via the Online Forms Portal


English | 中文 | Español | Tiếng Việt | Tagalog | العربي 

You can also pick up a paper application at our 555 Franklin Street office.


Required Documents

All new applicants need to submit required documents. Please gather these documents and have them ready when filling out your application.

Language Assessment

Students in grades K-8 who speak a language other than English at home and wish to enroll in a language program may need to be assessed for their current language skills. An Enrollment Counselor may reach out to schedule a language assessment. Learn more.

For Help

If you need support or would like to speak with a counselor, please call 415-241-6085. 

More 4 year olds are now eligible for Transitional Kindergarten (TK)!  Please visit our TK page to learn more. 

This page was last updated on May 23, 2023