General Questions

      • Where do I find general Magnet and program information?

      • How many School Choice programs may I apply to?

      • When and how will I know if my student was accepted by a school?

      • I was offered a seat to one of my ranked schools of choice. What should I do next?

      • What if I have accepted one school, but another school calls me from the waitlist. May I accept the new offer?

      • I am on the waitlist for all the schools on my list. What should I do next?

      • What if I am offered a seat to the school I ranked first on my list, but I am interested in a school that I ranked lower? Can I get on the wait list of a school I originally ranked lower?

      • When I check on the status of my student's application on the parent dashboard, it says that the application is "submitted, in processing.” What do the different statuses mean?

      • I cannot remember my login/password for my parent dashboard. How do I reset it?

      • How would I know what programs are available at a school of choice?

      • How do I determine if a zone school no longer has space?

      • How can I find my zoned school?

      • When will the school hold enrollment and registration?

      • What if my student is not successful in our school of choice?

      • I am experiencing problems with the HISD website and dashboard. What should I do?

      • If my student is offered a seat to a school that he/she is not zoned to, does my student still have the option to go to his/her zoned school?

      • If my zoned school has a Magnet program, does my student need to apply to participate?

      • What happens if my student accepted a seat in a program choice school, but he/she misses the first day of school?

      • When may I submit an application?

      • What is the fastest way to apply?

      • How do I apply online?

      • How do I submit the required documentation when I apply online?

      • How do I apply with a paper application?

      • The application asks for my student's student ID#. Where can I find that?

      • Do all schools have the same entrance requirements?

      • May I visit campuses I am considering?

      • What is ranking and how does is affect the application process?

      • What if there are more qualified applications than there are spaces at a particular school?

      • Can I see changes to the waitlist on my online parent dashboard?

      • Where can I find a space available list?

      Siblings

      • What do I do if one of my students was accepted to a school of choice and the other has been denied by the same school?

      • If one of my students is ARD’d to attend a school, can the siblings and other students who reside in the home attend that same campus?

      • Can siblings share the same lottery ticket?

      • What is sibling priority?

      Transfers

      • When can I apply if I’m out-of-district?

      • If I live out of the HISD attendance district, may I apply?

      • My student is currently enrolled at a school of choice on a transfer. Do I have to apply again to remain for the next school year?

      • I missed the transfer application submission window. What can I do?

      • I made an error on my student’s transfer application. Is there a way to fix it, or should I create a new one?

      • Can a special needs student apply to magnet/program choice transfer?

      • Why was my transfer denied?

      • Who should I contact if I wish to appeal a denied transfer?

      • I was attending my zoned school and moved during the school year. When I went to the zoned school to update my address, the school told me that my students could no longer be enrolled. What can I do?

      • If I don’t request transportation at the time I submit my student’s transfer application, how can I request transportation at a later time?

      Magnet & Vanguard

      • What is the difference between magnet and Vanguard (G/T)?

      • My student has been offered a seat in a Vanguard magnet program. Does this mean that he or she has been identified as G/T?

      • In my letter, I see a “not qualified” status beside a Vanguard magnet school? What does that mean?

      • What if my student is not accepted into a magnet or choice program that I want him or her to attend?

      Pre-Kindergarten

      • How do I know that my child is eligible for tuition-free Pre-K?

      • What happens if my Pre-K student applies as EL, but after PRELAS testing, is no longer qualified for non-tuition Pre-K?