Intra/Inter-District Transfer Application Guidelines

INTRA-DISTRICT TRANSFERS-family residing within GGUSD boundaries and requesting to transfer from one GGUSD school to another

  • Parents may apply for an intra-district transfer to move their children from one GGUSD school to another as a Parental Choice Transfer or Specified Reason Transfer.
  • Each school has an allotted number of Parental Choice Transfer openings. If the transfer applicants for a school exceed the allotted number, a lottery will be conducted.
  • GGUSD families not selected for Parental Choice transfers and those families living outside of GGUSD may apply for a transfer under the Specified Reason Transfer category.
  • Specified Reason Transfers include childcare or parent employment near a school, remaining at a school after moving residences, choosing a school for a specific program not offered at their school of residence, or keeping siblings together at the same school.
  • Parents must apply online during the priority and renewal transfer window from February 2, 2021 through Sunday, Feb 28, 2021 at midnight.
  • Applications will be submitted and processed electronically for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Transfer approvals are subject to availability at the selected school.
  • If approved for a transfer, transportation to and from the school is the responsibility of the students’ parent or guardian.
  • For additional assistance please contact the Office of Student Services at (714) 663-6391.

INTER-DISTRICT TRANSFERS-family residing outside of GGUSD boundaries and requesting to attend schools within GGUSD

  • Student must first be released from their district of residence.
  • Inter-district transfers may only apply for a transfer under the Specified Reason Transfer category.
  • GGUSD will attempt to accommodate parent’s request for a particular school, but approval is not guaranteed. Placement at schools is based on space availability as determined by the district, not the school site.
  • Inter-District transfers are accepted throughout the year based on availability.
  • For additional assistance please contact the Office of Student Services at (714) 663-6391.

Priority and Renewal Transfer Window 2021-2022
February 2- February 28, 2021

The 2021-2022 transfer application process will require you to set up a profile with our NEW online-based transfer system. In order to complete your application, you will need a valid email address in order to receive all updates and notifications.

Please complete this transfer application to apply to another school in GGUSD, that is not your school of residence, or to apply to be released to another district.

All intra-district transfer applications submitted during February 2 - February 28, 2021 will be treated with equal priority. There will be no advantages in turning in the application earlier or later. Any transfer applications approved for submission after February 28, 2021 will only be considered for schools, grades, or programs with available space.

Impacted schools have a specified number of parental choice spots. Additional spots may not be available for the 2021-2022 school year. See Administrative Regulations 5113.1, section C-2.

  • Transfer applications for the current 2020-21 school year are ONLY being considered for extenuating circumstances or recent moves at this time. Please call the Office of Student Services at (714) 663-6391 if you need to discuss a transfer application for the current 2020-2021 school year.