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 2020-21

The 2020-21 school year open enrollment application period is now closed. Parents may apply for an Alternative Open Enrollment application starting July 1, 2020 through June 1, 2021. More information can be found at

Open Enrollment 2021-22

You may apply for open enrollment online at  The online application will be available from midnight February 1, 2021, until 4:00 pm April 30, 2021.  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 and submit your completed application to the Enrollment Office (

Informational brochure 2021-21

Open Enrollment Policy

Tuition Waiver

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:

Tuition Waiver 2020-2021