Open Transfer Policy and Procedures

Transfer requests are completed ONLINE. It is not necessary to come to the district headquarters to complete this process.

Open Transfer Policy and Procedures

Edmond Public Schools does its best to welcome additional students to our district whenever it is possible. However, families should be aware that the likelihood of an open transfer being approved is low due to the district’s annual growth in resident student population and classroom capacity. 

Click here for our current open transfer capacity information.

Edmond makes decisions about student transfers in accordance with policy and state law.

View the policy: Open Transfers (Out of District)

Helpful Information to Know Before Seeking an Open Transfer

This information ONLY applies to those students living outside of the EPS boundaries. It is not for students currently living within the EPS boundaries.

  • Applying for an open transfer means you are applying to be enrolled in the district, not a specific school. However, school preference will be considered.

  • New transfers are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Each application is date and time documented upon submission and will be processed in the order they are received.

  • To accept a transfer, enrollment in the grade the parent requests must be under the district-established capacity. The district’s capacity and vacancy numbers for each grade and school can be found above.

  • Per state law, transfers may be denied based on capacity, attendance, and discipline issues.

  • The process can take up to 30 days and you will be notified by email.

  • Transfers for siblings must be considered separately.

  • 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.

  • A student on an Open Transfer is NOT eligible to participate in school-related athletic competitions governed by the OSSAA for one year from the first day of attendance.

  • Transportation is NOT provided for students on an Open Transfer.

  • Transfer preference is given to children of active-duty military personnel.

  • Transfers into EPS Choice Schools (Clegern and Russell Dougherty) will follow the same rules as above. If all spots are not filled with in-district students, available spots will be open for out-of-district students. Out-of-district students will not have to enter the lottery process. 

  • Transfer denials may be appealed by contacting the district at 340-2800.


For questions specific to Edmond’s policy, please contact Mark Andrus via email