Printable Timeline for Parents (PDF)
|Document Name/Process||From||Received by||Deadline|
(Request from Choice District)
|Parent or Guardian||Choice District||12/1/2017|
|Notice of Intent to Participate
(Required if registered in resident district public school or applicant is Tier 1)
|Parent or Guardian||Resident District||
|Lottery held (if applicable)||Choice District||n/a||12/14/2017
|Notice of Conditional Acceptance, Rejection, or Wait Listing||Choice District||Parent or Guardian||12/20/2017|
|Student's Notice of Intent to Enroll
in the Choice District
(Provided by the Choice district; Submit to only ONE choice district)
|Parent or Guardian||Choice District||1/5/2018|
|Student Registration with Choice District||Parent or Guardian||Choice District||Determined by Choice District|
Some districts may accept late applications after the December 1, 2017 deadline, however, late applicants will be considered for enrollment only after those who applied before the deadline.
If any accepted choice students decide to drop their acceptance before the start of the school year, the district may replace them with students on the waitlist, including students who applied after the December 1st deadline--provided late applicants are considered after those who applied before the deadline.
Parents must contact the choice district to inquire about whether it accepts late applications.
When extenuating circumstances occur, the Commissioner may grant a waiver of the student application deadline, allowing a student to submit an application and be accepted to a choice program. Waivers will only be granted by a showing of "good cause" and when a student's educational conditions are such that an immediate transfer is needed. Waivers will not be granted for convenience reasons such as missing the application deadline. Typically, student enrollment must occur immediately upon approval of the waiver, however each waiver will be considered based on the specific circumstances of the student. Parents can request a waiver form by emailing the choice program office.