Open Transfer/Enrollment for the 2019-20 School has closed

Open Transfer/Enrollment

  • The Open Transfer/Enrollment process for new applications for the 2019-2020 school year has closed. 

    The West Contra Costa Unified School District assigns students to schools according to designated attendance areas.
    One of the following conditions must be met in order to establish residence within WCCUSD:
    • Residing in the attendance area
    • Residency of students in foster care
    • Residency of students with guardian
    • Homeless children are not subject to residency requirements

Transfer Options

  • The Governing Board desires to provide transfer options that meet the diverse needs and interest of district students. Transfer applications may be obtained from the office of any school, the Transfer Office, or it can be downloaded and printed through the Inter-district Forms section. Transfer Office hours during the Open Enrollment Transfer Period: Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

    If you wish for your child to be considered for a transfer to a school that is not your resident school according to your address, please read the guidelines stated below, complete the Open Enrollment Transfer Application form (Español), and provide one current utility bill as address verification. Acceptable forms of address verification are PG&E, water or garbage bills. Utility bills must be under parents/guardian’s name and cannot be older than 45 days.

Open Transfer/Enrollment Selection Process

  • Open Transfer/Enrollment
    Open enrollment transfers are subject to space availability at the requested school. WCCUSD anticipates that not all schools will have space for transfers. All requests will be considered in an unbiased random selection process according to priority to determine which pupils will be approved for transfers.
  • Transfer requests will be considered according to the following priorities [bp 5116.1]:

  • 1. "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001":

  • 2. Sibling (brother or sister) transfers

  • 3. Program transfers (applicable only to secondary schools)

  • 4. A student may be given priority

  • If you are requesting a transfer during our open enrollment period and do not qualify for any of the 3 priorities, you must submit a statement, any supporting documentation, and your application will be reviewed in a case by case scenario. 

Appeal Process

  • Open Enrollment Transfer denial on new applications may be appealed by submitting a statement and providing a copy of you denial notice to the Transfer Office within 14 days of denial notice date. Appeals will be reviewed by the Associate Superintendent or designee. Find the forms to the right of this page.

Contact Us

  • Student Transfer Office 
    1108 Bissell Ave, Room 108 
    Richmond, CA 94801
    Phone: (510) 307-4535

    Hours: Monday - Friday
    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Closed for lunch from 1 - 2 p.m.

  • Contact your school of
    residence for registration assistance.


    In-Person Assistance
    Monday - Friday 
    9 - 11 a.m.
    1 - 3 p.m.

Inter/Intra-district Forms