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Choice Transfer Requests

Choice Transfer Requests

A Choice Transfer request is made when a student wants to attend a school outside of the school district where the student lives. For a Choice Transfer, the resident district must first release the student to start the transfer process. When you have completed your transfer application, your request will be sent to the resident school district.


Resident School District – The school district in which the student lives. 

Nonresident School District – Any school district outside of the student’s resident district.

Before you begin:

  • Contact the nonresident school district to find out if they are accepting applications for the school and grade level you are requesting. Ask if there are other forms or required steps to complete your Choice Transfer request outside of this request portal.
  • You need to have an active email address to use this system. The first step of a Choice Transfer request is to verify your email address. A validation request will be sent to your email address. You will not be able to continue without the email validation step. 

Choice Transfer Request Portal 

For any questions regarding this process, please call Eva Lovelace at (360) 279-5021 or you can request hard copies of this process at your child's current school.

Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Welcome Page

The Welcome page includes general information, guidance, and definitions about Choice Transfers. The School District Directory includes the names of all school districts, including those that have opted out. It does not mean that families in opted-out districts will be able to access the CTRP system to submit a transfer request.

2. Email Verification Page

The email verification page requires the user to submit an email address. A verification code is sent to the email address entered and is used to allow the parent/guardian to access the student information form.

3. Student Form

The user enters the same information found on the standardized Choice Transfer Form, indicates acceptance of the Notices and Acknowledgements, and provides an electronic signature. Once all required fields are completed, the user can submit the request to the resident district. To add another student, the user will need to begin the process again from the beginning, including the email verification step.

4. Email Confirmation

A confirmation email is sent to the user’s email address and the resident district’s Choice Transfer Coordinators.