SFUSD Enrollment Timeline

posted Apr 8, 2016, 12:01 PM by Robin Dutton-Cookston   [ updated Sep 26, 2016, 4:19 PM ]

Ready to enroll in SFUSD? 

We are here to help! Here is a helpful overview of the enrollment timeline. For specific deadlines, please see the SFUSD key dates page

Research school options - see Start Your Search.
Start contacting schools to sign up for a tour.

October to January
Tour schools
See our checklist for tour advice and tips.
Attend a PPS-SF school enrollment workshop

October 29, 2016 
The SFUSD Enrollment Fair takes place each October. Attend the fair to talk to staff, principals and parents from all SFUSD public schools. This year the fair is at City College of San Francisco, Wellness Center, 1800 Ocean Avenue.

Applications are available at the school fair, at the Educational Placement Center (EPC), or to download. SFUSD does not release the new application until the Enrollment Fair. 

November to January
Narrow your choices. 
Contact PPS-SF to speak to PPS-SF School Ambassadors for your top choices.

December 7, 2016
Ruth Asawa School of the Arts application deadline.

December 16, 2016
Lowell High School application deadline. 

January 13, 2017
Deadline to apply for Round 1.

March 17, 2017
Assignment offers are mailed.

March 20-24 and April 3-14
Register at offered school. 

April 14, 2017
Deadline to register at your assigned school to accept the district's offer by the deadline. Registering does not affect your chances in future placement runs for a school you would prefer.
Submit application for second placement period if you want to try for a more preferred school. 
Submit a family or medical appeal if applicable.
Note: There are no appeals or additional placement runs for Lowell High School.

Second placement period offers are mailed.
Register at offered school by the deadline.
Submit amended form for Round 3 (also known as waitpool).

Available Schools Assignment Period (ASAP).

Additional placement periods will occur June through August.

Spring transfer process begins.