Summer transfer window extended!
Current City Schools students and families who would like to request a school transfer for the 2017-18 school year may only do so during the summer transfer window - extended to Friday, August 25.
Visit the district office headquarters
200 E. North Avenue
Walk-ins accepted from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Appointments available Monday to Friday, 3:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (To make an appointment, call 443-642-3897.)
When requesting a transfer, you must have the following documents with you:
To process a request for placement at an entrance-criteria school, enrollment officials will also need the student’s report cards from the previous 2 years of school and standardized test results in reading and math. To expedite this request, we recommend bringing copies of these documents with you.
If you have already been accepted to the school you are requesting a transfer to, please provide a copy of the acceptance letter in order to receive an official placement from the district.
Please note that submitting a transfer request does not guarantee placement. Requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and will be approved or denied based on the space available at the school.
Transfers in circumstances other than those listed above are approved or denied based on the situation and availability of space at requested schools. A transfer can be requested at any time but, if it is approved, it may not take effect until a change in semester (depending on the date in the school year and the reason for the request). High school transfers can occur only once during the high school years and must take place between grades.
To request a transfer for reasons other than those listed above, students/families should complete a Student Enrollment/Transfer Application (en español) and bring it with proof of residence and all other required documentation (see the application form and explanations below) to Room 106, 200 E. North Avenue, Baltimore 21202 (Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Our walk-in hours are between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. If you would like assistance at another time, please call to schedule an appointment.
If a transfer is approved, a placement letter is sent by mail. The student's previous school should provide a Maryland State Withdrawal Packet. This packet, along with the placement letter, should be brought to the new school.
Additional documentation required for consideration of school transfer in special circumstances:
Note that, on occasion, a student may be transferred without initiating a transfer request. These administrative transfers are approved by City Schools' CEO or designee.