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Student Transfers

Transfer requests may be made through the district's online process for the following school year. Transfers requested during the school year will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and will begin with building administrators. Corvallis resident transfers will be open during March 1-31, 2019. Non-resident transfers will be open after April 15, 2019. Transfer requests for the following year made outside of the online application process may be added to open wait lists if available.

Transfer Application Information for the 2019-20 School Year

Corvallis Resident Student Transfers

**Non-Resident transfer applications accepted after April 15, 2019**

For families currently residing within the Corvallis School District boundary areas, student transfers may be requested through the online transfer process March 1-31, 2019.

Parents of kindergartners requesting transfers are also required to enroll at their neighborhood school by March 31.

Franklin K-8 is the district’s only non-neighborhood boundary school and is open for transfers for the 2019-20 school year. For more information about Franklin K-8, please visit their school website here or call 541-757-5754.

For those who completed the application during the transfer window (March 1-31), notifications with offers of enrollment or placement on wait lists will be sent in April and May.

Parents are expected to enroll students at their neighborhood boundary schools until a transfer request is approved. Once approved, a transfer ordinarily will remain in effect until the student completes the highest grade at that school (grades 5, 8, 12.)

  • Most of our elementary schools are at capacity and we do not anticipate any opening at Adams or Wilson, except for siblings, if space is available. Garfield and Lincoln are open for transfers at kindergarten and 1st grade, if space is available. Garfield and Lincoln are dual language immersion (DLI) schools and students entering grades 2-5 must demonstrate language proficiency to qualify.
  • Franklin K-8, Garfield, Hoover, Jefferson, Lincoln and Mt. View Elementary are open for limited transfers.
  • Linus Pauling Middle School is closed to transfers, except for siblings. Cheldelin Middle School is open for transfers.
  • Corvallis High School is closed to transfers, except siblings. Crescent Valley High School is open for transfers.

Non-Corvallis Resident Student Transfers

For families residing outside of the Corvallis School District boundary areas or families relocating to Corvallis, space at open schools by grade level will be published on April 15, 2019. An online application process will follow allowing non-resident families to apply for announced spots. If the number of students seeking a transfer exceeds the number of spaces available, an equitable lottery is used and a wait list is created.

Parents are expected to enroll students at their neighborhood boundary schools until a transfer request is approved. Once approved, a transfer ordinarily will remain in effect until the student completes the highest grade at that school (grades 5, 8, 12.) In addition, an interdistrict transfer form (available from your resident district) must be completed, submitted, and approved at your resident school district in order to be released to attend a school in our district.

  • Most of our elementary schools are at capacity and we do not anticipate any openings at Adams or Wilson, except for siblings, if space is available. Garfield and Lincoln may be open for transfers at kindergarten and 1st grade, if space is available. Since these two schools are dual language immersion (DLI), students entering grades 2-5 must demonstrate language proficiency to qualify.
  • Franklin K-8, Garfield, Hoover, Jefferson, Lincoln and Mt. View Elementary may be open for limited transfers.
  • Linus Pauling Middle School is closed to transfers, except for siblings. Cheldelin Middle School may be open for transfers.
  • Corvallis High School is closed to transfers, except siblings. Crescent Valley High School may be open for transfers.

Transferring out of the Corvallis School District

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) requires that school district’s receive a release approval from the resident school district before accepting an incoming student transfer. Parents wishing to transfer their student to another school district must complete an Interdistrict Transfer Out Form.

Student Transfer Overview

Families have a variety of reasons for requesting a school transfer and in some cases, we may initiate a transfer to place students with specific educational needs at a school outside their neighborhood boundary school.

Mid-year transfers are discouraged but in some cases may be granted. Parents may request a school transfer during the annual transfer window. In most cases, unless specifically addressed in our policies, transportation to a school outside your boundary neighborhood is the responsibility of the family.

  • If the number of students seeking a transfer exceeds the number of spaces available, an equitable lottery is used and a wait list is created.
  • Families may choose just one school for their transfer request.
  • Transfer requests during the school year are reviewed on a case by case basis. Requests should be made at least ten days before the end of the grading period/semester.
  • Parents of entering kindergarten students living within the Corvallis School District boundaries must first register at their neighborhood school by March 31 before requesting a transfer to a different school.
  • Transfer students must meet OSAA Transfer Rules in order to participate in OSAA athletics and activities.

An interactive school boundary map is available to help families determine school boundaries for all elementary, middle and high schools. This service is provided by the Oregon Department of Human Services and the Oregon Health Authority. This tool allows you to enter your home address in the search box (located in the upper right side of the web page.) If you have questions about school boundaries, please call 541-757-5811.