Transfer Requests

Procedures for Initiating a Transfer Request for Incoming Students in Grades K-12

You must first complete the enrollment process via PowerSchool.

Transferred students are not eligible for RISD transportation to or from their requested school.


Even though notification of the decision for most transfers is within sixty (60) days, due to space limitations and/or teacher allocations, some requests may not be eligible for consideration until the beginning of the school year.  Transfers are not considered after the start of a semester, except in extenuating circumstances as determined by the District.

Grade LevelRequired SemesterTransfer Requests Accepted
ElementaryFallApril 15 - August 1
SecondaryFallMarch 1 - August 1
All LevelsSpring 2024October 1 - December 15

Intradistrict Transfer Request

Interdistrict Non-Resident Transfer Requests

  • If you are an RISD employee who lives outside of the district, log into your Light account. If you are having difficulty logging in to your Light account, please send an email to letting us know and we will get back with you as soon as we can.
  • If you are not an RISD employee, but you believe you are eligible for an Interdistrict transfer, please contact your school.
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