transfer Process

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Riverside Unified School District is committed to offering families choices that provide the best educational fit for their children. This page explains the wide variety of transfers parents may apply for if they feel a special program or school other than their child’s home school is a better fit for their child.

2020-21 Transfer information

Families that are new to Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) and would like to submit an intra-district transfer to another RUSD school other than their school of residence must make an appointment using the SignUpGenius link HERE.


Families that live outside our District’s attendance boundaries and are requesting to attend schools in RUSD, must obtain a release from their district of residence. Please note that your inter-district transfer must be signed off by your district in order to submit the request to RUSD.

Parents must schedule an appointment to submit the inter-district transfer by using the SignUpGenius link HERE.

Please keep in mind that intra and inter-district transfers are to the District, not a particular school. We will do our very best to accommodate parents’ requests for a particular school, but placement at schools is based on space availability. Welcome to RUSD and know that we will work diligently to accommodate requests and keep students together as best we can.


If you reside in RUSD but would like to request an inter-district release to another school district you must make an appointment using the SignUpGenius link HERE.


For more information on transfer requests you may email the Transfer Specialist at

  Quick Facts on the RUSD Transfer system:

Inter-District Transfer

Intra-District Transfer

Inter-District Transfer Release

District of Choice (DOC) Transfer