The Wisconsin public school open enrollment program allows parents to apply for their student to attend public school in a school district other than the one in which they reside.
If you reside in the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) and wish to attend another MMSD school, you will need to apply for an internal transfer. More information on our Internal Transfer Requests can be found here.
Open Enrollment 2018-2019
You may apply for open enrollment online at https://dpi.wi.gov/oe. The online application will be available from midnight February 5, 2018, until 4:-00 pm April 30, 2018. Online application is recommended, if possible. If you are not able to apply online, you may apply with a paper form, as follows. However, you should not submit both online and paper applications. Fill out a separate application form for each student.
Informational brochure 2018-2019
Open Enrollment 2017-2018
The 2017-18 school year open enrollment application period is now closed. Parents may apply for an Alternative Open Enrollment application starting July 1, 2017 through June 1, 2018. More information can be found at dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment/applications/alternative.
NOTE: Because we are limiting the number of special education seats for 2018-19, we are now required to deny all alternative open enrollments for the remainder of the school year.
Open Enrollment Policy
- Policy 4025 Open Enrollment Full Time (PDF – English)
- Policy 4025 Open Enrollment Full Time (PDF – Spanish)
- Policy 4027 Open Enrollment Part Time (PDF - English)
- Policy 4027 Open Enrollment Part Time (PDF - Spanish)
If a student moves from one Wisconsin district to another during a particular school year, that student is able to complete the school year in the former school district. A Tuition Waiver Form should be submitted. If the student wishes to continue in the former school district the following year, then the student must apply for open enrollment during the regular open enrollment period. More information about tuition waivers can be found at: dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment/funding/tuition-waivers.
Tuition waiver 2017-2018
- 2017-18 Tuition Waiver (doc - English)
- 2017-18 Tuition Waiver (doc - Spanish)
- 2017-18 Tuition Waiver (doc - Hmong)
Tuition waiver 2018-2019