DISTRICT STUDENT APPLICATION TIMELINE FOR ENROLLMENT IN THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR

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Document Name/Process From Received by Deadline
Student Application Parent or Guardian Choice District 12/1/2014
Notice of Intent to Participate
(If registered in resident district's public school or applicant is Tier 1)
Parent or Guardian Resident District
Confirmation of Enrollment
for verification as Tier 1
Choice District Resident District 12/5/2014

Resident District Verified
Confirmation of Enrollment
for verification as Tier 1

Resident District Choice District 12/12/2014
Lottery held (if applicable) Choice District N/A 12/12/20143
thru
12/19/2014
Notice of Conditional Acceptance, Rejection, or Wait Listing Choice District Parent or Guardian 12/19/20143
Student's Notice of Intent to Enroll
in the Choice District
Parent or Guardian Choice District 1/6/2015

Student's Notice of Intent to Enroll
in the Choice District
District note: send copy of each student's Intent form to his/her resident district

Choice District Resident District 1/16/2015

Registration with Resident District
 (if not already registered or are Tier 2)

Parent or Guardian Resident District 1/16/2015

Enrollment Data
NJDOE data collection

Choice District Department of
Education
1/23/2015
Transportation Requests Choice District Resident District 3/15/2015

Late applications: Choice districts may accept late applications after December1, 2014 but not later than the FY2016 NJDOE enrollment data collection on January 23, 2015. Within this time period, late applicants may be accepted if seats are available and may be added to the district's waitlist (if one exists), provided that the district does not exceed its approved enrollment maximum. After the FY2016 NJDOE enrollment data collection on January 23, 2015, no additional choice students can be added, with the following two exceptions: 

  1. Districts with an enrollment preference policy allowing resident students who move after the application deadline to apply late may add choice students, provided that the district does not exceed its approved enrollment maximum.
  2. Districts that accept students who receive a waiver of the application deadline may enroll them at any time and may exceed the district's approved enrollment maximum. A student who is granted a waiver will be given priority through the waiver process over any existing waitlisted students.  Parents can request a waiver form by emailing pschoice@doe.state.nj.us

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A Tier 1 student must be enrolled in a NJ public school in his or her resident school district at the time of application and for the entire year (2014-15) immediately preceding enrollment in a choice district. If applying for kindergarten, the student must be attending his or her resident district's public/free preschool; or if no district public/free preschool exists, he/she must have a sibling currently attending the choice district to be considered Tier 1.

Tier 2 students include NJ residents who have not attended their resident school for the entire year immediately prior to enrollment in the choice district and do not otherwise meet the requirements for Tier 1. This includes students who have been attending public school outside their districts of residence or private school. NOTE: Not all choice districts accept applications from Tier 2 students. Contact the desired choice districts to find out if they will accept applications from Tier 2 students.

Interdistrict Public School Choice Program
New Jersey State Department of Education
P.O. Box 500
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0500

Email: pschoice@doe.state.nj.us