Welcome to the Tustin Unified School District Transfers Page
Transfer Request Process is best experienced on a desktop or laptop.
The Office is Closed March 20 -24, 2023
2023-24 Transfer Application Period closed on January 27 at 3:00 pm.
Applications submitted after this window (which closed January 27, 2023 at 3:00 pm) will receive notification AFTER all applications have been processed and those late applications will be processed on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS rather than the “space availability” guidelines.
All applications are submitted online. See options under "Ready to start your Transfer Request?"
Transfers Office Location and Hours:
- 14741 North B Street, Tustin CA 92780
- 714-730-7301, select option 2
- M-F 7:30-4:30 pm
The Transfer Request process is necessary for any student who would like to attend a Tustin Unified school located outside of their residence school boundary.
While students traditionally attend the school assigned to their residential area, the Board of Education recognizes some families may wish to choose a different school. TUSD has designated specific guidelines and application period for families to request a transfer. Transfer Requests are not first come, first served; Transfer Requests are processed through a random and unbiased manner. Transfers are granted to qualified students based on space availability. If there are more qualified Transfer Requests than spaces, a lottery is held. Once a school or grade reaches capacity, other sites may be offered. All decisions are FINAL.
Use the Tustin Unified School Locator to confirm residence school. If you wish to enroll in your school of residence, DO NOT complete a transfer request below. Create a new student enrollment record in the Enrollment section.
Out of District Residents. If the student’s residence is not within the Tustin Unified School District (TUSD) boundaries, and they wish to attend a TUSD school for the 2023-2024 school year, or the student is a current Tustin Unified TK, 5th or 8th grader and wishes to continue attending Tustin Unified as they matriculate to a new school, you will need an INTERDISTRICT Transfer. Current TUSD students outside of grades TK, 5th, or 8th grade living out of district need only to renew their permit for the district of residence. A TUSD Transfer Request is not necessary unless the student is changing schools due to choice or matriculation.
Tustin Unified School District residents entering grades K-12 may submit a request to transfer to a school that is not their school of residence.
To enroll in your school of residence: DO NOT complete a transfer request below. You'll create a new student enrollment record in the Enrollment section to enroll and contact the school with any questions.
New TK students: DO NOT complete a transfer request below. You'll create a new student enrollment record in the Enrollment section to enroll. You'll select your school site preferences during enrollment. Contact your school of residence with any questions.
Ready to start your Transfer Request?
Applications for the 2022-23 School Year are now closed. You may be eligible to apply for a school transfer if you are a new resident to TUSD. Please contact the transfers office for more information.
Important - Please read the options below carefully to select the correct option that pertain to your situation.
If you are unsure which option to choose, please contact the Transfers office by phone at 714-730-7301, ext. 51317 or email the Transfers office at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can assist.
If you experience technical errors or login issues with your established Aeries Parent Portal account, please visit our Tustin USD Portal Support page.
- When will I receive a transfer decision?
- Are Transfer Requests processed "First Come/First Served?"
- What if my student has an IEP?
- What if my student lives out of the District boundaries?
- What if I have more than one student?
- What is an Interdistrict Transfer Agreement and when is it due?
- Is every school a "lottery school?"
- How are the Lotteries Conducted?
- What if I am a CURRENT INTERDISTRICT TRANSFER (live outside of the TUSD) and I wish for my child to continue at the same school in TUSD?
- Can I appeal the transfer decision?
When will I receive a transfer decision?
Are Transfer Requests processed "First Come/First Served?"
What if my student has an IEP?
What if my student lives out of the District boundaries?
What if I have more than one student?
What is an Interdistrict Transfer Agreement and when is it due?
Is every school a "lottery school?"
How are the Lotteries Conducted?
What if I am a CURRENT INTERDISTRICT TRANSFER (live outside of the TUSD) and I wish for my child to continue at the same school in TUSD?
Can I appeal the transfer decision?
Permits for a release from TUSD: Interdistrict Transfer Agreements
For families that wish to have their students attend school in a district other than where they live, an Interdistrict Transfer Agreement applies. All Interdistrict permits must be initiated in the district of residence. Interdistrict permits are valid for one year only and must be renewed annually. An approved Interdistrict agreement must be in effect between the district of residence and the school district of desired attendance before a student can attend the desired school.
The Interdistrict Transfer Release from TUSD is intended for TUSD Residents who wish to attend non-TUSD schools. If you are looking for an Interdistrict Transfer permit from TUSD to another district, complete an application here: Interdistrict Attendance Permit Application
- Requests will be processed in accordance with CA Ed Code.
- Final decision notification will come from the school district you are requesting to attend.
- Permit applications for the 2023-24 school year will be accepted beginning February 1, 2023.
Interdistrict attendance agreements shall be non-tuition unless Federal Impact Aid is involved. Under a non-tuition agreement, the financial apportionment for regular education students shall be credited to the district of attendance and not the district of residence.