Senior Status - Student Transfer Application

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

Parents or guardians may submit a student transfer application for students who relocate to a different school boundary within Fairfax County but wish to remain enrolled at the requested school for the final year of elementary, middle or high school. In these cases, school capacity factors will not prevent approval.

Before starting the application, make sure you have done the following:

  • Updated Fairfax County residency documentation must be provided to the enrolled school prior to application submission.
  • 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. 

    Login slide    

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

    enrolling parent slide

    • 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. 
      viewing parent slide
  • Select “Senior Status” as the reason for transfer request. 

    request program choice slide

  • Select the requested school.  

    choose which school slide

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

    letter of understanding slide

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

    pay now slide

  • On the MySchoolBucks site, you may create an account, use a current account, or continue as a guest.

     MySchoolBucks slide

  • 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.