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 want to enroll or transfer for the 2024-25 school year

You have two remaining opportunities to be assigned to a school, and you can participate in both.

Wait Pool application for your top choice school

Submit a Wait Pool application now for one school. The deadline to apply for Wait Pool is August 7, 2024. You will be notified starting August 12, 2024 if there is a space available at that school for your student. Please see here for more information about Wait Pool, or go ahead and submit an Online Application (Learn how to submit an online application). 

Open Enrollment for immediate placement

Open Enrollment is an opportunity for s students to enroll or transfer into any school with an open seat and no Wait Pool requests. Find more information about Open Enrollment at, and participate today by speaking with an Enrollment Counselor.

IMPORTANT: Ruth Asawa School of the Arts (SOTA) and Lowell High School have different application processes and deadlines. The deadline to apply to Lowell High School General Education, or to Ruth Asawa SOTA for 2024-25 has passed. 

New applicants must gather their required documents before enrolling.

SFUSD staff applying to the same school they currently work at

If you are a permanent, full-time site based district staff member who lives in San Francisco AND one of the schools you are applying to includes the same school that you currently work at, please write or enter your SFUSD ID on your application. 

If you applied already and did not receive an assignment to the school where you currently work and you wish to have your child attend school there, you can submit an appeal and be granted an approval. Information on how to file an appeal will be included in your Round 2 assignment letter, which will arrive the week of May 27.

Application Forms

To apply for the first time or to submit a Wait Pool application, you can apply online using the online application at

PDF Forms:

If this is your first time applying, complete the full application: English | Español | 中文 | Tagalog | العربيTiếng ViệtGagana Sāmoa

If your student is already enrolled in SFUSD or you have already applied for SY 2024-25, complete the Wait Pool application: English | 中文 | Español 

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

For admission to most SFUSD language programs, SFUSD conducts language assessments to evaluate the applicant's proficiency in the program language. Depending on the program you're applying to, your student may need to pass a language assessment in order to be eligible. For dual immersion programs, applicants do not need to be proficient in the language in order to apply. However, applicants who pass the language assessment typically have an easier time getting into the program, because some seats are reserved for native speakers.

If your student is proficient in the program language, you should contact the Enrollment Center when you submit the application to confirm whether your student needs to complete a language assessment.

Click here to learn more.

Key Dates

April 20, 2024Wait Pool application window opens
May 13, 2024Lowell 10th-12th grade transfer window opens
Week of May 27, 2024

Round 2 assignment letters mailed to families who applied by 4/19.

Inter-district transfer applicants are assigned and notified.

Appeal decisions mailed to families.

June 4, 2024Last day of school for 2023-24
June 14, 2024

Last day to accept or decline Round 2 assignment. 

Last day to submit a Round 2 appeal

June 21, 2024Lowell Transfer Application Deadline for 10th-12th grade
July 8, 2024New to SF Enrollment period for 2024-25 begins (for students who did not apply in Main Round or Round 2)
July 15, 2024Open Enrollment period for 2024-25 begins, for all students
August 7, 2024Wait Pool application deadline.
August 12, 2024 - August 30, 2024Wait pool notification period. Enrollment Center will notify families if a seat becomes available for their student at their Wait Pool school.

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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 July 16, 2024