Open Enrollment Lottery Window is Active


    All applications received during the month of February will be entered into a random lottery.  Individual students will be ranked on the waiting list as per the outcome of the lottery.


    Please read the information below and click on the links located at the bottom of the page in order to apply for Open Enrollment

    ** Before clicking the link to complete the open enrollment application, please have your student’s 6 digit school identification number. If you do not know this number, please contact your student's school site **  

     ** Antes de hacer clic en el enlace para completar la solicitud de matriculación abierta, por favor asegúrese de tener a la mano el número de identificación de 6 dígitos de su estudiante **


  • Information regarding Open Enrollment for In-District School Transfers



    Open Enrollment affords parents/guardians the opportunity to request a school other than their neighborhood school or current school of attendance. Open Enrollment is the most common avenue to transferring students. To read the entire Administrative Regulation 5116.1 regarding all in-district transfers, click HERE. 

    Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District’s Open Enrollment window for the 2023-24 school year lottery begins at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 1st, and closes at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28th. All applications submitted within the window are entered into a random lottery selection. The lottery determines the ranking order waiting list for applicants.  All open enrollment placements will be finalized between the tenth and the fifteenth day of instruction of the 2023-2024 school year.  After the fifteenth day of instruction during the 2023-24 school year, no open enrollment transfers will be considered until the next school year.   

    All Open Enrollment applications must be submitted electronically through a link located at the bottom of this web page. Computers are accessible for families at the Sullivan Student and Family Services Department, 2195 Union Ave., from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Student and Family Services staff are available to assist families during this time. 

    Additional information regarding students enrolled in a K-8 School: A student enrolled in a K-8 school, and whose parents would like their student to attend a comprehensive middle school,must to request a transfer by applying for Open Enrollment. Please note, submitting an Open Enrollment application does not guarantee an approved transfer to the requested school.
    Additional information regarding GATE: Incoming 6th-grade GATE students, currently enrolled in a Kdg-8th school, will receive priority placement to attend a comprehensive middle school. All other students identified for the GATE program, and whose parents would like their GATE student to attend a different school, need to request a transfer by applying for Open Enrollment.  Please note, submitting an Open Enrollment application does not guarantee an approved transfer to the requested school.
  • Do I need to complete an Open Enrollment Application if I want to enroll my child in a special program or school of choice?

     You do not need to complete an Open Enrollment Application to enroll in a special program or school of choice. Rather, contact the program and complete an application specific to the program requirements. For information regarding each program, see below:


    Sullivan Language Immersion Program | Early College High School 

      International Baccalaureate Program | Matt Garcia College & Career Academ

    Independent Study Program | Virtual Academy



    What happens after the open enrollment application is submitted?

    There is no guarantee of placement through the Open Enrollment process. Open Enrollment applications are accommodated if there is space available in the requested grade at the requested school. All applications received are placed on the list under “pending” status and transfers are offered as space becomes availableTransfers are granted for individual students by school, by grade, and not by family.

    While on the waiting list, your student must enroll in and attend the school in his/her/their attendance area. Should there be sufficient space available to offer your student placement, Student Services will contact you by the 15th day of instruction of the 2023-2024 school year. Unless you are notified by Student Services, do not dis-enroll your student from his/her/their present school of enrollment. If your transfer is granted, you will be contacted via email. If no email is listed you will be called. You must respond within 48 hours to confirm your transfer. If you do not respond, the transfer will be offered to the next applicant.

    Transfers that have not been granted remain on the list until Open Enrollment closes. Applications not granted do not roll over as a request to transfer for the next school year. 

    In the event your student receives an Open Enrollment transfer, the new school will become your student’s home school through the highest grade level at that school. As per Administrative Regulation (AR) 6181, students accepted to any District alternative school/program of choice may not dis-enroll from the program until the end of the academic school year. Students who have been placed in specific programs such as: Dual Immersion (DI), International Baccalaureate (IB), Matt Garcia Career and College Academy (MGCCA), Early College High School, Virtual Academy of FSUSD, and the Public Safety Academy (PSA) will not be granted an Open Enrollment application if the student is under a contract to remain in the respective special program.  If the student opts out of the special program at the end of the school year, the student will revert to their school of residence beginning with the next school year. Once enrolled at his/her/their school of residence, the student will be eligible to apply for Open Enrollment. Transportation and childcare will remain the responsibility of the parent/guardian.

    Please keep in mind:
    • Neither transportation nor child care are provided for students approved to transfer schools through Open Enrollment.
    • Students must be enrolled (or pre-enrolled) in their neighborhood or current school of attendance before an Open Enrollment application will be considered.
    • While on the Open Enrollment waiting list, students must attend their neighborhood school.
    • Families must notify Student Services of any changes to their address, email or phone number that occur after submittal of the Open Enrollment application.
    • Applications must be submitted online by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, 2023.   


     Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns at 707-399-4323.