Transfer deadline extended for Shelby County students

scsMEMPHIS — The 2015-16 General Choice Transfer period for all students in Shelby County has been extended two weeks to April 17. This process lets parents choose an in-district school with available space that best fits their child’s educational needs.

The General Choice Transfer process is not the same as the Optional Schools application process. Optional Schools have specific academic criteria for admissions and a separate application period.

The General Choice Transfer process is online. No paper applications will be printed or accepted.

Rather than lining up at the Board of Education, parents can complete and submit an application from any personal computer with Internet access or smartphone that supports online forms.

General Choice Transfer requests are considered based on the order in which they are received and according to priority considerations outlined in the district’s school admissions policy.

All applications will be electronically stamped with a date and time as they are submitted online.

The district’s school admissions policy outlines priority considerations for General Choice Transfer requests. A list of schools with available enrollment spaces will be posted online.

Students on an existing General Choice Transfer at a school that will be part of SCS in 2014-15 are approved through the exit grade of the current school and do not have to re-apply.

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