Open Enrollment

  • Iowa open enrollment (OE) law allows parents/guardians to enroll their student in a public school district other than their district of residence by completing an open enrollment application.

    Please send open enrollment forms to:
    Iowa City Community School District
    Attn: Open Enrollment
    1725 North Dodge Street
    Iowa City, Iowa 52245

    Open enrollment requests are to enroll in one school district from another school district. Voluntary transfers are requests from parents for their student(s) to attend a school other than their designated home attendance area school while still living within the Iowa City Community School District.

    Deadlines for Submitting Open Enrollment Requests

    Students considering open enrollment into another Iowa public school district should be aware of the following deadlines:

    Deadline for grades 1-12: March 1st of the school year preceding enrollment.
    Deadline for Kindergarten: September 1st of the school year they will begin enrollment.

  • Open Enrollment Information (Iowa Dept. of Education)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does an application need to be filed for each individual student?

  • Does an OE application need to be filed on an annual basis?

  • Can I choose which school my student will attend?

  • Is there any cost involved?

  • Can my request be denied?

  • Do we need to request open enrollment if we move out of the district and want our student to remain in the same school district?

  • Does open enrollment affect athletic eligibility?

  • Can an 11th or 12th grade student complete their education at the resident district if their family moves to another district?