Student Transfers

Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about our student transfer policy. We appreciate your interest in attending Ardmore City Schools.  We do our best to welcome additional students to our district whenever it is possible. Ardmore City Schools makes decisions about student transfers in accordance with district policy and state law. You can download our comprehensive district policy below; however, we are providing the following information for your convenience:

The state Department of Education requires that the following form be completed to apply for a transfer:

Parents who need access to technology to print or complete the form can visit the Enrollment Center, located inside of the Administration Center, 611 Veterans Blvd.  Paper copies of the form can also be picked up at the Enrollment Center.

The district will begin accepting transfer applications for the 2024-2025 school year on May 7th.  A decision on those applications until after the July 8 capacity data is determined for each grade level and site within the school district.

A decision about mid-year transfer requests will be sent to applicants by [US mail or email] within 30 days of the district receiving their application.  

When a transfer is accepted by a district and parents are notified of the decision, they have 10 days to accept the transfer in writing. 

New transfers are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who attended the district on an transfer during the 2023-2024 school year will be automatically accepted pending approval from the district. The law also gives preference to children of active-duty military personnel.

To accept a transfer, enrollment in the grade the parent requests must be under the district-established capacity. The district’s capacity and vacancy numbers for each grade and school can be found in the link to the right of the page.  

Transfers may be denied based on capacity, attendance and discipline issues.

Transfers for siblings must be considered separately.

If the grade a student requests is over capacity, he/she may be offered the opportunity to be placed on a waiting list.

Transfer students must abide by eligibility requirements established by the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association (OSSAA) for OSSAA-sanctioned activities.

Transfer decisions may be appealed as outlined in Board Policy FB-C.

Please note that transfers of special education students are not Open Transfers and are not subject to the legal requirements of the open transfer law. Special education student transfers must follow 70 O.S. Sections 118-110 and 13-101. 

If you have any questions about the transfer process, please contact Terrie Colaw, Office of the Superintendent by email at