Family Relocation (A) Prior to Relocation into Requested School Boundary - Student Transfer Application

A step-by-step tutorial for filling out the online student transfer application

Prior to a relocation within Fairfax County, transfer requests may be made within 180 calendars days of your relocation into the requested school boundary.

The student should be enrolled in the base school assigned to the address where the family is living at the time of registration, even if the address is temporary.

Before starting the application, please be aware of the following:

  • The enrolling parent must upload documentation (PDF document preferred) of the upcoming move into the requested school boundary to include a lease or signed contract with move-in/closing date. If building a home, a letter from the builder with estimated completion date, signed contract, and Fairfax County building permits is required. (Additional documentation may be requested to establish that the new residence is valid and that no other property is a primary residence.)

    Updated residency documentation (e.g. lease, deed, rental agreement) must be provided to the enrolled school and updated in the student information system in order to submit an online student transfer application.
  • The enrolling parent needs to create a Student Information System (SIS) Parent Account.  Please contact the enrolled school for an activation key. 

Questions? Contact: StudentTransfer@fcps.edu

Let’s Get Started!

  • Access the online student transfer application.

  • Type  in your username and password that corresponds to the enrolling parent Student Information (SIS) Account.

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  • If your child appears under the enrolling parent (green) bar, select “Start a transfer request.” 

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    • If your child appears under the viewing parent (burgundy) tab then you may not proceed with application submission.  The enrolling parent needs to submit the application on behalf of the family.

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  • Select “Family Relocation” as the reason for transfer request. choose request type slide

  • Select the first option to "Request to enroll in a non-base school prior to relocation."

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  • Enter the address for the upcoming move and enter the move in date. new address and move in date slide

    • A guidance message will appear if the date requirement is not met.
  • Upload documentation of your upcoming move to include a lease or signed contract with move-in/closing date. If building a home, provide a letter from the builder with estimated completion date, signed contract, and Fairfax County building permits.

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  • Check the four boxes at the bottom to agree to the Letter of Understanding. 

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  • Review the application for accuracy, and select "Pay Online Now" to pay the non-refundable application processing fee.

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  • You will be directed to MySchoolBucks where you can create an account, use a current account or continue as a guest.

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  • Review the application and select “Submit.” 

The enrolling parent will receive an email confirming the transfer application submission. 

Please allow 2-3 weeks to process the request. The enrolling parent will receive a decision email when the process is completed.