Nonresident Transfer Lottery Information

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD is a limited open-enrollment district. A nonresident student in grades K - 12 living within the boundaries of the cities of Grapevine or Colleyville, but outside the boundaries of GCISD, may be permitted to apply to attend designated schools or designated district programs.

A parent or legal guardian of a nonresident student who lives within the boundaries of the cities of Grapevine or Colleyville may request a transfer from his or her home district to a GCISD school or program by entering the transfer lottery. The criteria used in considering each transfer lottery application is found in Administration Regulations – S – Student Lottery Transfer Process and is as follows:

For nonresident, limited open-enrollment students who reside within the cities of Grapevine or Colleyville:

  • Available capacity in the requested school
  • Availability of Instructional staff
  • The transfer student’s attendance meets the 90% rule
  • The transfer student’s behavior is in good standing
  • The transfer student’s grades are in good standing
  • The transfer student has passed all state-mandated assessments (such as STAAR)

Applications for nonresident transfers are considered by student and not by family. Upon approval, the student is allowed one transfer per school year. Approved transfers remain in effect until the student completes the grade levels at the school unless the transfer is revoked as per Board Policy FDA(LOCAL). An approved transfer for one child does not guarantee space availability for current or future siblings.

A. Procedures for requesting a transfer:
1. Online transfer request window is open: March 26, 2018 beginning at 4:00 pm until 4:30 pm on April 20, 2018.

2. Submit the required documents to complete the transfer request by April 23 at 12:00 pm. You may do this the following ways:

  • Scan and email to,
  • Fax to 817-251-1034,
  • Deliver to Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, 3051 E. Ira E. Woods Avenue, Grapevine, TX 76051
  • Mail to: Director of Student Services, Grapevine -Colleyville ISD, 3051 Ira E. Woods Avenue, Grapevine, TX 76051

3. The District Transfer Committee will review verification of address, required documents and application request.

4. Email notifications of placement will be sent out as students are placed. Please keep in mind that some notifications may not be sent out until the week before the school year starts.

5. Kindergarten transfer notifications will be sent in August, and may be prior to the first day of school, August 20, 2018

6. The lottery will take place on April 27, 2018 at 10:00 am.

B. Transportation
The parent will provide transportation for transfer students. Any right to free transportation offered by the District is waived.

C. University Interscholastic League (UIL) Eligibility
Any student who transfers to a school outside of the student's attendance area of residence will be subject to all eligibility rules of the University Interscholastic League (UIL) as well as those that may be adopted by the GCISD Board of Trustees. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to contact the GCISD Executive Director of Athletics for more information.

D. Revocation of Transfer
A nonresident transfer student who fails to abide by the rules and policies as contained in the GCISD Student-Parent Handbook, exhibits poor academic performance, has repeated incidences of tardies, or exhibits poor attendance may have his or her transfer revoked by the campus principal.

E. Campus Sssignments
Assignments will be based on capacity determined by the District Transfer Committee for 2018-2019. Select campus in order of preference.

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.


Link will reopen July 23, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. and close July 27, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

Link to Transfer Form