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Interdistrict Attendance Permits


San Diego Unified School District IAP is an online process. We are unable to accept US Mail or fax and will only accept applications via email to [email protected].


Formal agreements between San Diego County school districts and San Diego Unified School District allow for the transfer of one or more students between districts. An Interdistrict Attendance Permit may be approved into or out of the district for specific reasons only. Information regarding the specific reasons may be obtained from the Enrollment Options Office. In some cases, verifying documentation is also required. Applications for pupils with IEPs or 504 plans must include the attached plans.  San Diego Unified School District welcomes the enrollment of out of district families. The first step is to apply for, and be accepted via the Choice process. You may submit your application online at www.sandiegounified.org/school-choice-application. Once acceptance is confirmed via email, the Interdistrict Attendance Permit will need to be submitted with all required documentation, and approved, to complete the enrollment process.

Families who originally enroll as residents and then move out of the boundaries of SDUSD are also required to submit an approved Interdistrict Attendance Permit from the new district of residence within 10 school days of moving out of boundaries, in order to continue to attend the school. Continuing enrollment is only possible through the end of the current school year, and the family must apply for Choice, and be accepted, in order to remain enrolled in subsequent years. Continued enrollment through the end of the school year is subject to principal approval.

Please note that approval of an Interdistrict Attendance Permit does not guarantee enrollment in a particular school. Once enrolled into a school, an interdistrict student is generally allowed to continue at that school to the highest grade level. All pupils enrolled with Interdistrict Attendance Permits are required to maintain good attendance, conduct, and grades. Parents and guardians of pupils enrolled with an Interdistrict Attendance Permit are expected to support and cooperate with the school on all matters. Concerns around any of these areas may result in the revocation of the permit, and the pupil will be directed to enroll in the district of residence.

San Diego Unified will begin processing outgoing and incoming Interdistrict Attendance Permit applications for 2024-2025 on March 1, 2024. 

 You will need to complete and submit the San Diego County Office of Education's Application for Interdistrict Attendance Permit Form 341:

Application for Interdistrict Attendance Permit

This is a new "fillable" pdf form: you may type directly on the form, print it out, sign it, and submit to the district of residence. You may also print out the blank form and fill in the information by hand.

Interdistrict Transfer Application Spanish

Note: Submit the completed application to the district of residence, not to a school site.

Once an IAP is approved, student must be enrolled and attending the approved school site within 10-days of the first day of school (or if school has already commenced, 10-days of permit being approved) or offer of enrollment will be revoked.