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DISTRICT STUDENT APPLICATION TIMELINE FOR ENROLLMENT IN THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR

Printable Timeline (PDF)

Document Name/Process From Received by Deadline
Student Application Parent or Guardian Choice District 12/1/2015
Notice of Intent to Participate
(If registered in resident district public school or applicant is Tier 1)
Parent or Guardian Resident District
Confirmation of Enrollment
for verification as Tier 1
Choice District Resident District 12/4/2015
Resident District Verified
Confirmation of Enrollment
for verification as Tier 1
Resident District Choice District 12/11/2015
Lottery held (if applicable) Choice District N/A 12/7/2015
thru
12/18/2015
Notice of Conditional Acceptance, Rejection, or Wait Listing Choice District Parent or Guardian 12/18/2015
Student's Notice of Intent to Enroll
in the Choice District
Parent or Guardian Choice District 1/5/2016
Student's Notice of Intent to Enroll
in the Choice District
District note: send copy of each student's Intent form to his/her resident district
Choice District Resident District 1/15/2016
Registration with Resident District
(if not already registered or are Tier 2)
Parent or Guardian Resident District 1/15/2016
Enrollment Data
NJDOE data collection
Choice District Department of
Education
1/22/2016
Transportation Requests Choice District Resident District 3/15/2016

 

Late applicationsDistricts may accept late applications after the December 1, 2015 deadline. However, no new applicants can be enrolled above the district's approved maximum enrollment for FY2017. Late applicants can be considered for enrollment only after those who applied before the deadline.

If, after the NJDOE data submission deadline of Jan. 22, 2016, any accepted choice students decide to drop their acceptance, the district may replace their seats with students on the waitlist, including students who applied after the December 1st deadline -- provided late applicants are considered after those who applied before the deadline.

After the FY2017 NJDOE enrollment data collection on January 22, 2016, no additional choice seats can be added, with the following 2 exceptions:

  1. Districts that accept students with a waiver of the application deadline may enroll them at any time and may exceed the district's approved enrollment maximum. A student who is granted a waiver will be given priority over any existing waitlisted students.  Parents can request a waiver form by emailing pschoice@doe.state.nj.us
  1. Districts with an enrollment preference policy allowing resident students who move after the application deadline to apply late may enroll these students as choice students, provided that the district does not exceed its approved enrollment maximum.

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Interdistrict Public School Choice Program
New Jersey State Department of Education
P.O. Box 500
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0500

Email: pschoice@doe.state.nj.us