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Attention Pre-K Families

At the request of the campus, you must provide the required documents listed on this form in order for the campus to determine eligibility for Pre-K enrollment. Documentation will be collected by the campus when your application is being processed.

New and Current Year Registration

Students can still register for the current year, 2023-24. For the 2024-25 school year, Austin ISD's new enrollment system makes registration easier with a more accessible, equitable, and transparent process. Students can enroll early to gain a seat in special programs with more program options. Enroll now to "Find Your Seat" the 2024-25 school year! For assistance, call 512-414-SEAT (7328) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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Registration for 2024-25 School Year

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the 2024-25 School Year!

Registration for 2023-24 School Year

Students can still register for the current school year, 2023-24.

We're Here to Help

If you have any questions or need assistance, we'd love to hear from you:

  • Call the Enroll Austin Help Line at 512-414-SEAT (7328), 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Submit a Let's Talk

Austin ISD staff can also log in the Portal and use the "AISD HELP" tile to submit a ticket under the Enrollment Services and Parent Tech category.


Watch the Enroll Austin Application Walkthrough

2024-25 Enrollment Process and FAQS

Watch the Enroll Austin Application Walkthrough

What is Enroll Austin?

Enroll Austin is the new unified enrollment system families will now use to register in Austin ISD for the 2024-25 school year. It will replace the following systems into one streamlined application system: Online Registration, Online Student Transfer Request, Common Application, Pre-K application.

When will it launch?

Austin ISD will launch the new enrollment application system in early November. Please refer to our 2024-25 Enrollment Dates and Deadlines document for important dates. 

Why is Austin ISD launching a new enrollment system?

The new enrollment system enhances the registration experience for families by: 

  • Saving time.
  • Understanding school options and easily accessing them.
  • Feeling supported by the district.

The system will make registration and enrollment more accessible, equitable and transparent.

How do families register online?

Families can visit and click “Start your application.” Current Austin ISD families will enter the same email they use to access the parent portal and will be directed to login to the Austin ISD Parent Portal. 

Families who have never accessed any Austin ISD systems will enter their preferred email. The system will recognize that the email does not yet exist in the system and will direct you to the Create Account page.

Do existing Austin ISD families have to re-enter their student’s information?

Current information will be pre-populated in the new enrollment system. Families will need to provide updated documentation for any information that has changed, such as home address. 

Do families have to register online?

Yes. The district can no longer process paper registration forms. Families can contact their campus for support or attend a districtwide enrollment event for assistance with applying online.

How waitlist work?

During Priority and General Registration periods, if more students applied than there are seats available, a waitlist is created. Applicants who do not receive an assignment to the school/program will be placed on the waitlist. We use a priority structure to determine the order in which applicants are placed on the waitlist for that school/program/grade level.

If I am offered placement from the waitlist, should I wait the 14 days to accept in case a higher ranked school offers placement?

No. You should accept the seat. Accepting the seat will not remove you from other waitlists and you will be able to accept the newly offered placement. If you do not accept and the offer expires, and you are not offered placement elsewhere, you are redirected to enroll at your zoned campus.

What if I am offered placement to the school I ranked first on my list, but I am interested in a school that I ranked lower which has a status of “Assigned to Higher Ranked Choice”? Can I get on the waitlist of a school I originally ranked lower?

Yes. You may reapply to a lower ranked school. However, your application will be considered on a first come first served basis. Please note that some schools/programs only accept applications during the priority registration.

If I am offered placement to a waitlisted selection, will I lose my spot on other waitlists?

No. Accepting the seat will not remove you from other waitlists and you will be able to accept a newly offered placement.  If you do not accept and the offer expires, and your are not offered placement elsewhere, you are redirected to enroll at your zoned campus.

If I have accepted placement to one school, but another school calls me from the waitlist, may I accept the new offer?

Yes. Once you accept an offer, or a new offer, any previous seats that you accepted are then automatically declined for the upcoming school year.

Can I accept the seat at the school I was accepted into while remaining on the waitlist for a school of greater preference?


What are my options if I decline a school that has offered my child a seat? Will I still be in the running for the other schools I ranked?

Yes. You will remain on any of your existing waitlists. If you accept an offer, then you relinquish any previous offers that you accepted. Each student can only hold one seat at any given time.

How do I know that my seat is confirmed after I accept an offer of a seat? 

You will receive a confirmation email. You also can log into your parent portal dashboard. The student tile on the homepage will display the name of the campus.

Can I see changes to the waitlist on my online parent dashboard?

Yes. You can check your parent dashboard for updates by clicking on “Next Steps” in the student tile. We also advise parents to watch for emails regarding offers. Applications move upward as offered seats are declined. 

Why might my child's spot on the waitlist have gone down instead of up?

You may notice fluctuations in waitlist numbers. This happens because students applying during the general registration period — open now and through the start of school — may be placed ahead of someone who is already on a waitlist if they are in a higher priority category.

What are the priority categories for transfers and how does the system prioritize students who fall into those categories?

Transfer fall under the general Priority Structure

What happens if I decline the seat I was offered but I never make it to the top of one of the waitlist for my top choice?

You will always have a seat in your assigned neighborhood school. If you decline a seat you were offered at a transfer school, that seat will not be held for you if you don't get accepted into the school you were waitlisted for. 

Can I apply for the same school program in the general registration round if I am already on the waitlist?

To apply at a campus whose waitlist you are already on, you must remove the application from the waitlist. If you then reapply, you will be placed on the waitlist behind any other applications submitted in the general registration round.

Why was someone else with a higher waitlist number than me offered placement before me?

Each campus has multiple programs at various grade levels and each of those options are independent lotteries and waitlists. Each of these is a separate program with separate lotteries for each grade level. You may be on the General Education waitlist for grade 1 and the other applicant may have been on the Dual Language waitlist for grade 1. Because these are separate waitlists, they will only move when an offered seat has been declined for that specific waitlist.

Can I be offered placement at more than one program at the same time?

Yes, but you can only accept one offer and hold one seat. If you receive a new offer, you cannot hold two seats at the same time and would need to decide to either keep your current transfer or take the new offer. You will have 14 calendar days from the date of offer to respond. You will see an expiration date on the school selection tile where you see the offered placement. If the placement is not accepted prior to the expiration date, the new offer will automatically decline, and the current placement will remain.

I am on the waitlist for all the schools on my list. What should I do next?

If you have not exceeded 7 applications, you may consider applying to schools with space

available. To select additional programs, click on “Start” or “Edit” in the student tile to make your

selections, make sure to continue all the way through to submit the applications. You always will have a seat at your zoned school.

Do waitlists close?

Yes. They close at the end of September.

When and how will I know if my student was offered placement to a school?

If you applied in the priority round you receive an email notification prompting you to view the status of the application on the parent dashboard. However, you are encouraged to monitor your parent dashboard “Next Steps” to view changes in your application status. 

I was offered placement to one of my ranked schools of choice. What should I do next?

  • Accept the offered seat online prior to the expiration date. You will need to upload your current proof of residence, sign the entrance agreement, and click Accept. Offers not accepted prior to the expiration date are automatically declined and the opportunity is lost.
  • If you choose to decline the seat, click Decline.
  • If the seat is accepted, please contact the campus directly for further steps regarding enrollment.

How can families find out what programs are available at a school?

Information about all Austin ISD programs can be found in the new School Finder tool. The new enrollment system will list all programs to which students can apply. For more details about a specific program, families may contact the school directly.

May families visit the campuses they’re considering?

Yes. Families may contact schools to ask about a campus tour or visit before applying to their programs. Families can also learn more about the campuses their student is interested in through the School Finder tool. 

How do families find their neighborhood school?

Families can visit the School Finder and enter their home address. This tool will provide a list of the neighborhood elementary, middle and high schools.

When do families register for the new school year?

Registration for the following year will open in early November. The registration process will be divided into two periods: 

  • Priority registration (November–February) 
  • General registration (April through summer). 

Families can register for the neighborhood school they have been attending, or apply for a new school and/or an application-based program during both registration periods. 

Please note: Some application-based programs are only available during priority registration.

What campus based programs can I apply to during the priority and general registration period?

Please view a list of programs here: Austin ISD Programs

When can families apply to application-based programs or to transfer schools?

Families can apply to application-based programs or request a transfer during both registration periods; however, the following programs only accept applications during priority registration:

  • Kealing and Lively Magnet Program
  • Liberal Arts and Science High School(LASA)
  • Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders
  • McCallum and Lamar Fine Arts Academies
  • Small Green Tech Academy Program
  • Anderson High School IB Program

Please note: To be considered for an application-based program, all required application materials—such as auditions, essays, teacher recommendations, interviews, etc.—must be completed by Feb. 6. These requirements will be listed in the “Next Steps” tab once families have submitted their application. Families should work with campuses directly to ensure their students are able to complete the process by school-specific deadlines.

What are the benefits of applying during priority registration?

As mentioned above, some programs only accept applications during Priority Registration. Additionally, seats at many of our schools are limited. Families who register during the priority period are more likely to secure a seat at their desired campus, Pre-K or application-based program.

Does applying earlier in the Priority Registration period increase my chances of being accepted in my preferred school or program?

There is no preference given to an application submitted earlier than another application within Priority Registration.

Does applying earlier in the General Registration period increase my chances of being accepted in my preferred school or program?

Yes. Applications submitted during General Registration will be processed in the order they are submitted. Students applying to transfer schools or to an application-based program during General Registration will receive their results on a rolling basis.

When will families receive registration confirmation if they choose their neighborhood school?

Families who register for their neighborhood school are automatically accepted; however, families must complete annual forms for each student to confirm their seat.

When will families receive registration confirmation for transfer requests and application-based programs? 

Students applying for transfers or to application-based programs during priority registration will receive their results March 5, 2024. Families must complete annual forms for each child by March 26 to confirm their seat.

Students applying to transfer schools or to an application-based program during general registration will receive their results on a rolling basis. Once they receive an offer, families must accept their seat within 14 days. The offer will expire after 14 days.

What is the 2024-25 Appeal Process?

In Enroll Austin, Parents have the ability to submit an Appeal request if they are experiencing extenuating circumstances and need to transfer their Student to a different school. An appeal request can be submitted for any of their Student’s (based on certain criteria) for their Future Year applications. Please note, for application based programs no appeal process is available, except for DL.  Appeals can be submitted for the following circumstances: Parents can log into their account and under their particular student, they can select the “Submit Appeal” button. Clicking Submit Appeal will take the Parent to the Appeal Request Page. Student Name and App School Year are Pre-Populated and cannot be edited by the Parent. As the Appeal Request moves through the review process, the Status field and Parent Explanation are updated to allow Parents to see the status of their request. Hardship transfer requests shall be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis and may be approved or denied based on the information provided at the time of the request. (Local Policy: FBD)

How do students rank their school choices?

Students who are considering more than one school option may rank their preferences when they register. This can be any combination of school transfers or application-based programs. In early March, we will run an assignment process that seeks to assign each applicant to their highest ranked school or program based on eligibility and availability of seats. 

Why am I being asked to rank my school choices?

Our goal is for all families to get into the schools that best suit their children’s needs and interests. In order to do this efficiently and equitably, we need to know how families rank their school and program preferences. We match that information with certain criteria, such as school capacity, eligibility and other priority categories (sibling transfers, tracking transfers, etc.) to maximize the number of students we can accept into their top choice. This helps ensure we are providing equitable access to our academic programs and transfer schools. 

How many application-based programs or campuses may students apply to? 

Students may apply to a maximum of seven programs or campuses.

Do all schools have the same application requirements?

No. Application requirements may vary. The “Next Steps” section of the application provides details for programs that have specific admissions requirements, such as an audition or an essay. 

What if I change my mind about the way I ranked my school choices?

During priority registration, families may go back into the system and update their school rankings without affecting their chances of acceptance; however, after the February 6 deadline, your ranking order is final. During general registration, if you would like to submit another application for consideration you can submit another application. Please note that if you are currently on a waitlist, you will be unable to re-apply to that program as your application is already in consideration.

What if a student doesn’t get into any of the schools they ranked?

It is possible for a student to be waitlisted at all of their choices, in which case they are guaranteed a seat at their neighborhood school.

Can a student be accepted into more than one school? 

No. Students can only have a confirmed seat at one school at a time. If a student gets into their highest ranked choice, they will not be considered for placement at lower ranked programs. For example, if a student applies to six programs and they are offered a seat at their third highest ranked program, they will not be considered for programs they ranked four, five and six and will be placed on waitlist for higher ranked schools or programs to which they are eligible.

What annual forms will I need to complete to confirm my seat?

Annual forms include:

  • Income verification
  • Proof of residence
  • Foster/military status
  • Health information
  • Migratory employment
  • Additional Student Information
  • Consent
  • Student Residency
  • Information Forms

What documents should I have ready to complete my annual forms?

All families enrolling in Austin ISD will need to submit the following documents:

  • Child’s immunization records (each year as updated)
  • Parent/Guardian photo ID (if updated)
  • Proof of guardianship (if applicable/updated)
  • Proof of residency (each year. This can only be a current, within 45 days, electric bill, gas bill, lease or mortgage statement, property should be homestead)

Additionally, families enrolling for the first time will need to provide the following documents:

  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Child’s immunization records
  • Child’s social security card (optional)
  • Child’s withdrawal form/last report card (if applicable)
  • Parent/Guardian photo ID
  • Proof of guardianship (if applicable)
  • Proof of residency (This can only be a current, within 45 days, electric bill, gas bill, lease or mortgage statement, property should be homestead)

What documents will I need to apply for tuition-free Pre-K?

Families who qualify for eligibility-based free Pre-K will be asked to provide the following documentation:

  • Proof of Income: Most recent pay stub or unemployment statement, worker's compensation, disability payment, or no income statement
  • SNAP, TANF, or Medicaid Benefits: Most recent proof of benefits to include effective dates, case number, and child's name
  • Military Service: Statement of Service, Letter from Veterans Affairs stating eligibility for disability or Letter from Commanding Officer. Do NOT upload copies of Department of Defense identification
  • Foster Care: DFPS Verification Letter of PreK Eligibility or other documentation of foster care.
  • Star of Texas Award: Certificate or Letter from Governor or state representative

Please note:  The Texas Education Agency does not allow school districts to begin processing Pre-K documentation until April 1. Families who register prior to April 1 will need to wait till April 1 to submit their documentation.

When do families complete their child’s annual forms? 

Families can fill out their child’s annual forms after their child’s seat is confirmed at a campus. If a student is registering for their neighborhood school or intends to enroll at a school they’ve already been attending, families can complete annual forms immediately after they submit their enrollment application. 

Families submitting applications for special programs or requesting transfers may complete annual forms once their student’s seat is confirmed at their new school.

How do I fill out Annual Forms?

Log into your Enroll Austin dashboard and navigate to the Annual Forms tab. Click on the start button for each form to complete.  At the bottom of each form there will be a finish button for final submission.  Once all forms are finished and in the status of "Complete-Ready to Submit" click the "Submit all Forms" button for you student's annual forms.

How do families submit the required documents needed to finalize their child’s annual forms?

The fastest way to submit annual forms is to upload documents directly into the enrollment system. Families can also hand-deliver the documents to their child’s campus.

How do I accept my seat in Enroll Austin?

Families must complete annual form to confirm your seat before March 26. Families may see several status options in their email or Next Steps page in Enroll Austin:

  • Accepted Via Lottery- Status will appear if the student was assigned that seat via Lottery
  • Assigned Higher Rank-Status will appear on declined or lower ranked schools
  • Removed-Parent or Guardian has removed themselves from the waitlist.
  • Waitlisted-There are no available seats but if seats become available, student can still accept the open seat
  • Status is blank means student was not accepted by the program

How does the waitlist process work?

Students may be placed on waitlists for schools or programs when there are currently no seats available at that program. When seats become available, the program may send the parent or guardian an offer, and the parent/guardian will have 14 days to accept or decline the offer. Students may continue to remain on waitlists even if they apply to or accept seat offers from other schools or programs. Please contact the campus directly if you have questions.

Priority Structure

Order General Priority Structure Pre-K Dual Language Application Based Program
Students currently enrolled on a campus will be able to continue attending their campus provided that any required criteria continue to be met.
0 N/A Zoned Students Eligible for Tuition-Free Pre-K Zoned Students Identified as Emergent Bilingual Campus-Based Review
1 N/A N/A N/A Dynamic Campus-Based Equity for underrepresented Students in Program as Applicable
2 Zoned Students or Children of Peace Officers or Service Members Non-Zoned Students Eligible for Tuition-Free Pre-K All Other Zoned Students N/A
3 Children of AISD FTE Staff Children of AISD FTE Staff Children of AISD FTE Staff Children of AISD FTE Staff
4 Siblings of Currently Attending Students at Requested Campus Siblings of Currently Attending Students at Requested Campus Siblings of Currently Attending Students at Requested Campus Siblings of Currently Attending Students at Requested Campus
5 Majority-to-Minority Majority-to-Minority Majority-to-Minority Majority-to-Minority
6 Tracking Transfer N/A N/A N/A
7 All Other In-District Applicants All Other In-District Applicants including Tuition-Based Pre-K All Other In-District Applicants All Other In-District Applicants
8 Out-of-District Applicants with Sibling Currently Attending Requested Campus Out-of-District Applicants with Sibling Currently Attending Requested Campus Out-of-District Applicants with Sibling Currently Attending Requested Campus Out-of-District Applicants with Sibling Currently Attending Requested Campus
9 Out-of-District Applicants with at Least Two Years of Unbroken Enrollment in AISD N/A Out-of-District Applicants with at Least Two Years of Unbroken Enrollment in AISD Out-of-District Applicants with at Least Two Years of Unbroken Enrollment in AISD
10 All Other Out-of-District Applicants All Other Out-of-District Applicants All Other Out-of-District Applicants All Other Out-of-District Applicants

Who needs to register in the general registration window?

If you did not complete registration during the priority registration window (Nov. 8-Feb. 6), it’s time to register now for the 2024-25 school year. You can either register online for your home campus or submit a transfer application, which will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you already registered during the priority registration window, completed annual forms and are satisfied with your choice for the 2024-25 school year, you’re good to go. See you in August!

If you registered during the priority registration window and would like to update your preferences to attend your home campus or submit a new transfer, there is still time to make those changes during the general registration window.

Do I lose my spot on the waitlist if you rearrange/update your choice of schools?

If you are planning to submit a "new" application during the general round, you do not lose the seat that you were offered (if offered) from the priority round UNTIL you ACCEPT another seat offer. Applying and receiving offers do not cause the loss of a currently held seat; ACCEPTING another offer causes the loss of a held seat.

What do I need to provide for Pre K eligibility determination?

Document Needed for Eligibility

Educationally Disadvantaged
Income is needed for all Pre-K students

  • Current Proof of income within 30 days (totaling one month)
  • SNAP/TANF Benefits Letter

Documents that may be Needed

Emergent Bilingual
If a student has a Language other than English indicated on HSL (for new student only)

  • Home Language Survey
  • preLAS test


  • Pre-K Letter of Eligibility
  • Any 2085
  • Out of State documentation showing the involvement of CPS


  • Student Residency Questionnaire (to be completed after July 1st)


  • Active Duty: (no copies of DoD identification)
    • DoD ID or Orders
      • Military Verification Form to be completed by the campus staff
  • Injured or Killed in the line of Duty:
    • Service Connected Disability Letter from the Department of Veteran Affairs

Star of Texas

  • Award Letter

Documents Needed for Registration

  • Child's Birth Certificate
  • Child's Social Security Card (optional)
  • Child's up-to-date Immunization Record
  • Parent/Legal Guardian ID
  • Current Proof of Address with 45 days
    • Current lease agreement
    • Mortgage
    • Electric bill
    • Gas bill
    • Water bill
  • Court Orders (if applicable)

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