Transfer Information

Where Do You Want to Go?

Thank you for your interest in Austin ISD! We know you have options, and we love that you've chosen us. We want to work with every family and student to tailor your child's education. That's why we're proud to offer transfers to any open school within the district.

Diversity Choice Program UPDATE 5/4/23:

The Austin ISD Student Services Office has begun identifying students who are eligible for the Diversity Choice school option program. This is not a transfer or transfer request; it is a program that gives students residing in specific parts of the district the option to attend a designated middle or high school as an alternative to their zoned schools. This is a very limited program that requires eligibility associated with specific addresses within Austin ISD. Letters to eligible students will be mailed out starting May 12th, 2023.  


The AISD Student Services Office is hard at work processing roughly 5,000 transfer requests for the 2023-24 school year.

All Priority transfers and Application based program transfers have been processed. At this time, we are currently working on GENERAL TRANSFERS. These transfers are processed in date/time stamp order.

As of the work week (June 5–8) we are working on transfers submitted during the following dates:

For Pre-K transfers: April 3
For K-12 transfers: April 17–25

As our staff processes the transfers, parents should get an email regarding the approved/denied status of their transfer.


  1. Login into your parent portal.
  2. In your portal, find or search for "Online Student Transfer Request":

    online transfer request graphic
  3. Scroll down to find the “Submit date”:

    submit date and buttons to cancel & return or save with radio check graphics to send accepted or denied letter via email or postal.


Submit Transfer Request Instructions

Please note: Schools frozen to transfers for the 2022–23 school year: Barton Hills* (1st-6th grade), Gullett* (2st-5th), Lamar MS, Marshall MS, McCallum HS.

*Barton Hills will not be frozen at Kinder, Gullett will not be frozen at Pre-K or Kinder

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The easiest way to submit your transfer request is to apply through the Austin ISD Portal. The application is called Online Student Transfer Request.

  • Students new to Austin ISD need to complete online registration (also in the AISD Portal) before submitting their transfer request.

For in-person service or to submit your request non-electronically:

  1. Mail transfer requests and required documents to:
    Office of Student Services
    Austin ISD Headquarters
    4000 S. IH-35 Frontage Road, Room 151
    Austin, TX 78704.  
  2. Email transfer requests and required documents to:
  3. Meet us curbside! Student Services provides curbside service during business hours. A staff member will provide the form for you and will copy the necessary documents.
  1. Parent/guardian photo ID
  2. Proof of address, e.g., current gas or electricity bill, lease or mortgage statement
  3. Birth certificate (for students new to the district)

To submit your documents non-electronically, you'll also need to download the transfer application form:

We want to be sure we give every request the individualized attention each student deserves, so all transfers submitted in January will be processed and finalized by the 2nd week in April. Transfers received on or after Feb. 8, 2023 are processed by date/time stamped order. We are working diligently to process the majority of transfers by mid-summer. 

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