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Interdistrict Transfers

mdusd may deny interdistrict transfers due to declining enrollment

For interdistrict transfers for the current school year (2020-2021) please contact the Student Services Department at:

Phone: 925-682-8000 ext 4069



The link above is for students living within Mt Diablo Unified School District Boundaries and requesting another district. Example: A student living in Concord, but requesting a school in San Ramon.

The link above is for students:

  • That are living within another district's boundaries and requesting an MDUSD school. Example: A student lives in and attended a school in Antioch in the 2020-2021 school year and is requesting a school in MDUSD for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • That live within another district's boundaries, while attending an MDUSD school in 2020-2021 and are changing grade levels. Example: A 5th grade student that live outside of MDUSD boundaries that currently attends an MDUSD school and is applying for an MDUSD middle school in the 2021-2022 school year.

The link above is for students living within another district's boundaries and are requesting to continue their education at the same MDUSD school that are enrolled in for the 2020-2021 school year. Example: A 4th grade student currently attending Rio Vista ES on an interdistrict transfer (living outside the district) requesting to renew their enrollment at Rio Vista ES for the 2021-2022 school year.

Request Period for incoming requests: March 15, 2021 – July 23, 2021

Request period for outgoing requests: MARCH 15, 2021 - AUGUST 2, 2021


Interdistrict Transfer Request to MDUSD

Step 1 - Obtain an interdistrict transfer release from your resident District.

Step 2 - Complete an online MDUSD application. Provide supporting documentation* (if applicable). Documentation  required for request based on Employment, Child Care, IEP, or Section 504. For MDUSD high school requests, provide student's attendance, discipline, and grades from current school.

Step  - Wait for your response letter from MDUSD.


Interdistrict Transfer Request to Other School District

Step 1 - Complete an online MDUSD application. Provide supporting documentation* (if applicable). Documentation required for request based on Employment or Child Care. 

Step 2 - Wait for your response letter from MDUSD. 

*Required Documentation*:

  • Request based on employment - Current payroll stub or letter from your employer on letterhead
  • Request based on child care - Verification of enrollment or statement from child care provider


The following schools are NOT accepting Interdistrict Transfer Requests 

Delta View Elementary, Meadow Homes Elementary, Monte Gardens Elementary, Sequoia Elementary, Foothill Middle, Sequoia Middle, College Park High School, Northgate High School


Interdistrict Transfer Requests MAY BE permitted when one or more of the conditions exist: 

  1. It is the student's final year of attendance (at the same school)  in an elementary (5th grade), intermediate/middle (8th grade), or high school (12th grade). An interdistrict transfer granted for that final year does not guarantee an interdistrict transfer for the following year.
  2. The parent/guardian of the student provides tangible proof of their imminent move into or out of the District, such as a rent receipt, escrow agreement, or letter from contractor.
  3. The student receives child care in TK – 8th grades within the boundaries of the District. To establish child care, the application must include verification of enrollment in a local child care program or a written statement from a private child care provider. A transfer based on child care needs shall only remain in effect so long as the child remains at  the child care provider within the school's attendance area. Parent/guardian must provide child care documentation annually.
  4. There is a compelling educational reason for transfer based on the safety of student and/or staff. Whether a particular case presents a compelling educational basis for transfer, will be considered on an individual basis and on the merits of that particular case. The requested District is not required to admit a student, but may not refuse admission on the basis of race, sex, parental income, scholastic achievement, or any other arbitrary consideration. The School District of residence or the requested District may prohibit the transfer if that transfer would negatively impact that District's court-ordered or voluntary desegregation plan. The receiving District may prohibit the transfer if it is determined that the additional cost of educating the student would exceed the amount of additional State aid received as a result of the transfer.
  5. Interdistrict transfer requests may be denied if the transfer would negatively impact the District based on an analysis of capacity or financial impact.

Incomplete applications cannot be processed.

Parent/guardian may only apply for one transfer per student during a school year. If parents/guardians applied for an Intradistrict Transfer (a transfer within MDUSD), then a subsequent Interdistrict transfer (a transfer between MDUSD and another school district) will not be accepted.


Student Services Staff

Interdistrict Transfers

(925) 682-8000 X4069

Fax: 925-680-6731