2020-21 Online Transfer Application

  • The 2020-21 Transfer Application period closed on January 31, 2020.
  • All new transfer applications from this point forward are processed based on "space availability" for each requested site and new in-district applications submitted after January 31, 2020 at 4:30 pm may not be honored. 
  • These post deadline applications will receive notification AFTER all priority window applications have been processed.  
  • The application is intended for Non-TUSD Residents and new residents not currently enrolled for the 2020-21 school year.  

If you have any questions, please call us at 714-730-7301, ext. 51317, or email us at 

If you experience technical errors or login issues with the application, please call 714-730-7301, ext. 51378.

2021-22 School Year transfer applications will be available in January 2021. Check back in December 2020 for updates. Do not use this form to request a transfer for 2021-22.

Important --- Please read the options below carefully to select the correct steps that pertain to your situation. If you are unsure, please contact us and we can assist.

Current TUSD Student 

Applications for the 2020-21 school year will be accepted January 13-31, 2020. After the deadline, only students that have moved within the previous 2 weeks will be reviewed.

If your student is currently enrolled in a TUSD school and you would like to request a transfer to a different TUSD school, use the link below to access your Aeries Parent Portal account to request a transfer. 

Click here to request a transfer.

If you need step-by-step instructions click here. 

New Student to TUSD 

If you do not have a TUSD Aeries Parent Portal account and your student is new to Tustin Unified, follow the steps below to create a new Aeries Parent Portal account to request a transfer.

Click here to create a new Aeries Parent Portal Account and request a transfer.

If you need step-by-step instructions click here. 


Add New Sibling/Student to Existing Parent Portal 

If you have a student currently enrolled in TUSD and you would like to add a new sibling/student (who is new to TUSD) to your Aeries Parent Portal to request a transfer, please click on the link below.

Click here to add a new student to your existing Aeries Parent Portal.

If you need step-by-step instructions click here.


Interdistrict Transfers


TUSD is accepting Interdistrict Transfers from students outside of TUSD looking to attend TUSD schools.  Incoming transfer applications are a two part process that can be completed simultaneously but should begin with your District of Residence. 

FIRST:  Complete the Interdistrict Application from your District of Residence. (This typically can be found on the District of Residence website or you can contact the district directly via email or phone.) 

SECOND: Create a new Aeries Parent Portal Account and request a transfer into TUSD. 

THIRD:  For students in grades 2-12, submit current transcript or last report card, current attendance, copy of IEP (if applicable), and current discipline record or statement signed and dated by school office personnel via email at  Once received, TUSD will begin the review process. Final notification will be sent via email if the transfer request has been approved or denied. 

Transfer Applications will be processed based on TUSD Priority of Processing.  

Interdistrict Transfer Release Permit:  Requests to Leave TUSD Schools

For families that wish to have their students attend school in a district other than where they live, an Interdistrict Transfer applies.  All Interdistrict requests must be initiated in the district of residence. Interdistrict transfers 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 2020-21 Interdistrict Transfer Release from TUSD is intended for Residents who wish to attend non-TUSD schools for the 2020-21 school year.  If you are looking for a release from TUSD, requests will be processed in accordance with CA Ed Code.   For Outgoing Transfer requests, final notification will come from the school district you are requesting to attend. 

If you are looking for an Interdistrict Transfer release from TUSD to another district, complete this document (Spanish version) and return electronically to or you can drop it off in person at the Transfers Office, 14741 North B Street, Tustin, 92780.   

Financial Conditions

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.