Spring Transfer

SFUSD Spring Transfer Process and Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Spring Transfer Request?

Spring Transfer requests are for SFUSD families who desire to transfer to another school in the Spring semester. Families may apply to transfer schools by submitting a Spring Transfer form by the deadline of November 10, 2022. 

Parents can request a transfer to one SFUSD school for a student who is currently enrolled in another SFUSD school (excluding charter schools). Submit the Spring Transfer Form online or by paper (see links to forms below)

How are students selected for assignments in the spring transfer?

The student assignment system (used for the Main Round, Round 2, and Wait Pool) is also used in the spring transfer assignment run. The same tiebreakers (preferences) come into play.

What if I change my mind and decide that I like my current school after all?

You need to notify the EPC by submitting the Spring Transfer Request Cancellation Form or email EnrollinSchool@sfusd.edu to cancel the transfer request before the spring transfer application deadline (November 10, 2022).  Any assignment to the requested school will replace the student’s current enrollment. If you change your mind after the November 10 deadline, reassignment back to your original school is not guaranteed.

When will I know if I received my spring transfer request?

You will receive a notification letter in the mail mid-December (see Key Dates for exact date). Students who receive an assignment at their requested school will begin at the start of the spring semester (January 3, 2023). The spring transfer assignment replaces the fall semester assignment. Students who are unable to receive an assignment to their spring transfer request will remain enrolled at their current school.

What are my next steps if I don't receive my Spring Transfer request or missed the application deadline?

If you were not assigned to your preferred school, or if you missed the Spring Transfer deadline, you may contact the Educational Placement Center (EPC) during the first week of Winter Break between December 19 through December 23, 2022 to learn about your options. The EPC office will be closed from December 26 through December 30, 2022. 

If it is not possible to move your student into your preferred school for the Spring semester, you may also apply for the next grade in the 23-24 school year before the February 3, 2023 deadline.

Spring Transfer Forms

The Spring Transfer application deadline is November 10, 2022. 

Online Spring Transfer Application Form — submit this form to apply for Spring Transfer to one school.

Spring Transfer Paper Application — print and complete this application. You can turn it in at the Educational Placement Center Office (555 Franklin St), or scan and email it to enrollinschool@sfusd.edu

This page was last updated on September 22, 2022