Walk-In Hours: Monday/Wednesday/Friday (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
The transfer window is from January 21 through February 9. Please note that all intra-district transfer requests MUST be approved by district office staff for out-of-zone school placements. The Office of Enrollment, Choice, and Transfers is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for interested families,
Families can request transfer consideration to different schools if:
Families can request transfer consideration for other circumstances by submitting the required documentation, in addition to the following, if applicable:
What if the school that I wish to attend has limited space availability?
There must be space available at the receiving school for the transfer to be approved.
What if I want to transfer to a middle or high school with entrance criteria?
If you're currently in the 5th or 8th grade, you can apply for the school through the choice process for middle or high school.
If you're currently enrolled in a different middle or high school, follow the steps listed above. Keep in mind that you'll need to meet the entrance criteria requirements.
What if I've already been admitted to the school I want to transfer to?
Provide a copy of the official acceptance letter to the Office of Enrollment, Choice, and Transfers (Room 106, 200 E. North Avenue). The preferred submission method is via email at Enrollment@bcps.k12.md.us. However, you can also mail the letter or drop it off in-person so that the Enrollment team can finalize the transfer – please note that the office is open on MWF (10am -2pm).
How will I know if my transfer request has been granted?
You'll receive a placement letter by email or postal mail. Your previous (sending) school will also provide a transfer packet for the new (receiving) school to finalize the transfer request.
If my transfer request has been approved, do I start at my new school immediately?
It depends on the situation and time of the school year. In some cases, the transfer may not take place until the start of a new semester or school year.
What if I want to transfer to a charter school?
Charter schools have a different admissions process. Contact the school you're interested in to find out more.