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Open Transfer District Openings and Guidelines

January 20, 2023

With the enactment of Senate Bill 783 (2021), the Legislature made comprehensive reforms to Oklahoma’s school transfer laws, namely revising the requirements for accepting and denying student transfers and requiring school districts to set and list enrollment capacities on their websites. These changes, among others, went into effect on January 1, 2022, and make students eligible to request a transfer to any district in the state, regardless of where they live.

EKCO has compiled a list of a select number of districts across the state with links to their district's open transfer page, the # of openings that they have, how to apply, if they have a wait list available, and their 2022-2023 application acceptance date. Processing for the 2022-2023 school year opened on July 1, 2022. If you were on a waitlist for the current school year (2021-2022), you will need to fill out a NEW application for the 2022-2023 school year. It is recommended to always check the website of the school district to confirm details. Most school districts store this information on the enrollment or open transfer section of their websites. 

Every Kid Counts Oklahoma (EKCO) is also always happy to help! You can reach out to use via text at (833) 270-7766 or via email at parents@everykidcountsok.org. 

You can find the statewide open transfer form here.

The statewide online open transfer application is now up and running at this site. If you were in a public school for 2021-2022, you will need your student's ten digit state testing number (STN) to complete your application, which you can get from your current school district. Some districts have this information listed on the student's report card.

If you are denied the transfer, you can appeal it using this form.

The information below was updated on 1/20/23 with the newest # of openings posted and updated application information.

District

# of Openings

*these are from a snapshot as of 1/20/23 unless otherwise noted. Vacancies vary daily.

How to Apply 

Wait List Available?

2022-23 Application Acceptance Date

*2023-24 Application Acceptance Date has not yet been posted

Bartlesville

85 in various grades/campuses.

Fill out the state online open transfer form, or make an appointment to sign and turn in the state form and district form in person to Christie Young at the Bartlesville PS district offices located at 1100 SW Jennings, Bartlesville, OK 74003. Her email address is YoungCM@bps-ok.org and her phone number is (918) 336-8600 ext. 3530. 

Capacity denials are placed on an automatic waitlist for the current school year only.

1/1/22

Bethany

Zero. (as of 12/16/22)

Fill out the application for transfer district form and the state online open transfer form.  

Capacity denials are placed on an automatic waitlist for the current quarter only.

9/2/22 @ 7 p.m.

Bixby

13 in 12th grade (scroll down

Fill out the state online open transfer form.

Capacity denials are placed on an automatic waitlist for the current school year only.

1/1/22

Broken Arrow

103 in various grades/campuses. Last updated 8/25/22

Fill out the state online open transfer form and submit it electronically to registration@baschools.org upon completion. 

The subject line for the email must read as follows: Open Transfer Student Last Name, Student First Name (example: Open Transfer Smith, John)

No waitlist.

7/1/22

Choctaw-Nicoma Park

20 in various grades/campuses as of 1/6/23

Fill out the state online open transfer form and submit it electronically to ajohnson@cnpschools.org upon completion.

Capacity denials are placed on an automatic waitlist for the current school year only.

5/2/22

Deer Creek

1 in 1st grade at Rose Union Elementary (scroll down) .

Fill out the state online open transfer form.

Capacity denials are placed on an automatic waitlist for the current school year only.

4/4/22

Edmond

18 in various grades/campuses.

Hand deliver the completed form to Mark Andrus at the EPS district offices located at 1001 W. Danforth, Edmond, OK 73003

If the grade a family requests is over capacity, he/she will be offered the opportunity to be placed on a waiting list for the school they prefer only. If all schools are at capacity in the grade required, then the student may request to be placed in the next available opening districtwide.

7/5/22 

Jenks

Zero as of 12/13/22 (scroll down & click on school tabs)

Fill out the state online open transfer form.

Capacity denials are placed on an automatic waitlist for the current school year only.

7/1/22

Mid-Del

209 in various grades/campuses. Click on the elementary and secondary buttons on the left side of the page.

Fill out the state online open transfer form.

No waitlist.

7/1/22

Moore

22 elementary

4 secondary

Fill out the state online open transfer form.

No waitlist.

7/1/22

Mustang

14 in Kinder at Mustang Valley Elem. (scroll down and expand each site to see capacity

Fill out the state online open transfer form.

Capacity denials are placed on an automatic waitlist for the current school year only.

7/1/22

Norman

1,000+ in various grades/campuses (as of 1/10/23)

Fill out the state online open transfer form.

Capacity denials are offered to be placed on a waitlist for the current school year only.

7/1/22

Oakdale

Zero.

Fill out the state online open transfer form.

Capacity denials are placed on an automatic waitlist for the current school year only.

7/1/22

Oklahoma City 

1,000+ in various grades/campuses (as of 9/9/22)

Fill out the state online open transfer form.

Capacity denials are placed on an automatic waitlist for the current school year only.

2/15/22

Piedmont

Zero. (scroll down and expand each site to see capacity) 

Fill out the state online open transfer form and submit form electronically to enrollment@piedmontschools.org 

Capacity denials are offered to be placed on a waitlist for the current school year only.

6/1/22

Sand Springs

287 in various grades/campuses (right side of the screen)

Fill out the district transfer form.

Capacity denials are placed on an automatic waitlist for the current school year only.

4/4/22

Stillwater

Zero in-person and 33 virtual in various grades

Fill out the state online open transfer form.

No waitlist.

7/1/22

Tulsa

1,000+ in various grades/campuses. 

Fill out the state online open transfer form.

Capacity denials are placed on an automatic waitlist for the current school year only.

4/4/22

Union

169 in various grades/campuses

Submit the state online open transfer form. and supporting documents electronically to transfer@unionps.org 

Capacity denials are placed on an automatic waitlist for the current school year only.

4/1/22

Yukon

31 in various grades/campuses.

Fill out the district transfer form

No waitlist.

4/1/22

 

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