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Student Transfers

Westminster School District offers our community a variety of choices for transferring their student(s) to a school outside of their designated school or District of residence.  WSD’s transfer policy adheres to District-specific guidelines that adhered to Board Policies 5116.1, 5117, and 5118; as well as California Education Code sections 46600–46610 and California Education Code Section 35160.5(b).  

Approval, denial, or revocation of transfer requests may occur for any of the following reasons:

  1. Space availability
  2. Unsatisfactory attendance
  3. Unsatisfactory citizenship/behavior
  4. Unsatisfactory academic performance
  5. Providing false information in making a transfer request
  6. Or other reasons that may be determined by the Board of Education

If a request for an interdistrict transfer/reciprocal agreement is denied, the student’s parents/guardians may file an appeal to the county office of education in the student’s district of residence within 30 days of receipt of the official notice of denial of the transfer.

For any questions related to Transfer requests, please contact the office of School Support and Safety at (714) 894-7311 ext. 1102

Westminster School District Transfer Options

Type of Transfer


Where to Submit Request



(Transfers within WSD schools)


Open Enrollment


 Current WSD school

July 1st through April 30th

(Requests submitted after April 30th will be considered for the following school year.)


School of Residence

Current WSD school

On going


(Transfers from District to District)

Into WSD


Office of School Support and Safety

On going

Out of WSD


Office of School Support and Safety

February 1st through March 15th


Procedures for Requesting a Transfer