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). 

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?

The deadline to cancel a transfer request has passed. Any assignment to the requested school will replace the student’s current enrollment. If you change your mind and want to remain in your current school, reassignment back to your current 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) on the following dates to learn about your options: 

  • During the first week of Winter Break between December 19 through December 23, 2022
  • During the first week of the Spring Semester between January 3 through January 6, 2023

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 2022-23 Spring Transfer Application Deadline has passed. 

This page was last updated on December 2, 2022