2021-2022 Application Window
The general transfer request application window will be open again from July 19, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. until July 23, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. 

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 Resident 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 2021-2022. 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 a designated program lottery will need to complete a sibling 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.

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 is in good standing 
      • 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 student who fails to abide by the rules and policies as contained in the GCISD Student-Parent Handbook and Student Code of Conduct, exhibits poor academic performance, has multiple behavioral referrals, has repeated incidences of tardies, or exhibits poor attendance may have his or her transfer revoked by the campus principal. 

Non-Resident Sibling Student Transfer Request Policy

Siblings of non-resident transfer students, who have already been placed at a campus through a transfer request or designated program lottery, are not required to go through the process to be placed at the same campus as their sibling. However,  parents must complete a request for transfer, and the district shall consider placing the sibling based on established Board factors found in Board Policy FDA(LOCAL). Additionally, non-resident siblings may only be placed after all resident requests have been satisfied.  


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 is in good standing 
      • The transfer student's discipline history is in good standing
      • The transfer student's academic records are in good standing
      • The transfer student has passed all classes 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 student who fails to abide by the rules and policies as contained in the GCISD Student-Parent Handbook and Student Code of Conduct, exhibits poor academic performance, has multiple behavioral referrals, has repeated incidences of tardies, or exhibits poor attendance may have his or her transfer revoked by the campus principal.