2020-2021 Application Window
The next transfer request application window will be open July 20, 2020 at 10 a.m. CT until July 24, 2020 at 5 p.m. CT. Student applications during the July window will be placed on their requested campus waitlist behind the May 29th, Waitlist Students.  The original lottery will be held on Friday, May 29, 2020 (application window was April 30 - May 22). Notifications will be sent to the email address provided on the student application.

GCISD is implementing a new lottery system that will require students to obtain a Snapcode before beginning the application process. When the application window opens in July, instructions and links will be posted here.

Resident Sibling Student Transfer Request Policy

A student is required to attend the school designated according to the attendance zone in which the student resides. However, under certain circumstances, a sibling student may be permitted to transfer to a school outside of his or her attendance zone to attend the campus where a sibling is attending for 2020-2021. A resident parent/legal guardian of a student sibling may request a transfer from one campus to another.

 Siblings of students who have already been placed at a campus through a transfer request or lottery will not go through the lottery process to be placed at the same campus. Parents shall complete a request for transfer and the district will place these Resident students (siblings) after district employee’s children have been placed in their requested campus. All sibling transfers are based on the capacity of the desired campus, as defined in Board Policy.

When a student is applying for a program decided by lottery and is accepted into the program, then a transfer request is not necessary.


A. Transfer information:

Based on FDB(LOCAL), the district transfer committee will verify that all student transfer requests meet the stated criteria before moving forward, and will consider the following:
      • Available capacity in the requested school
      • Availability of instructional staff
      • The transfer student's attendance meets the 90 percent rule
      • The transfer student's behavior is in good standing
      • The transfer student's academic records
      • The transfer student has passed all state-mandated assessments (such as STAAR)
       • An approved transfer for one child does not guarantee space availability for current or future siblings.

B. Campus assignments

Assignments are based on capacity determined by the District Transfer Committee. For the purpose of determining the assignment of transfer students, space shall be considered available when a campus has enrolled less than 90 percent of its enrollment projection for the coming school year.
Email notifications of placement will be sent out as students are placed. Please keep in mind that some notifications may not be sent until the week before the school year begins.

C. Transportation

Parents of transfer students, shall provide transportation to and from school. Eligibility for transportation services is waived by the parent/guardian upon acceptance of the transfer.

D. University Interscholastic League (UIL) Eligibility

Any student who transfers to a school outside of the student's residence attendance zone, will be subject to all eligibility rules of the University Interscholastic League (UIL) and such eligibility rules as may be adopted by the Board of Trustees. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to contact the GCISD Executive Director of Athletics for information about a student’s eligibility or lack thereof because of a transfer.

E. Revocation of transfer

A transfer may be revoked when the student fails to abide by the laws, rules, and policies contained in the Student Code of Conduct and the Student-Parent Handbook. If the student exhibits behavior that causes the principal or designee to take action, as specified in the Student Code of Conduct or GCISD Student Handbook the principal may request that the District transfer committee revoke the transfer.