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Enrollment Option Application, Instructions & FAQs

Enrollment Option Program

General Information

Sections 79-232 through 79-246 of the Nebraska Revised Statutes define the Enrollment Option Program and its limits.

Application & Instructions

The Application for Student Transfer – Nebraska Enrollment Option Program is no longer a school year-specific form; therefore, the correct school year will need to be identified. The application & instructions dated June 1, 2017 are the current documents.

Below is a link to download the “Application for Student Transfer – Nebraska Enrollment Option Program ” [NDE 25-010] and “Information for Completing the Enrollment Option Application Form” (instructions). These are legal-size documents in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format. 

To locate the district name and district number of the option or resident school district, click on the following link: http://educdirsrc.education.ne.gov/.

  • Next, click on “Quick Lists” button.  On the next page (Quick Lists of Directory Information), scroll down to “PUBLIC DISTRICT AND SCHOOL INFORMATION.”
  • Next, click on the “sorted by county/district number” link to access the list of public school districts.  The district name and district number are referred to as “agency ID.”

When Section 1 has been completed, sign in the appropriate space and mail to the Option School District.

Click Below For the Application and Instructions

  • Application and Instructions (06/01/2017) (pdf format)
  • Note:
    1. The application is not a school year-specific form; therefore, the correct school year will need to be identified at the top of the form.
    2. Open Enrollment Option Students do not require an application be completed unless they complete the grades offered at their current building of attendance. See FAQ’s for further information.

Important Filing Information

September 1 – Earliest date for submitting applications for the next school year.

March 15 – Deadline for filing applications unless a waiver of dates is granted.

School boards may, by Board of Education policy, set deadlines later than March 15.  When applications are submitted after the March 15 deadline, both school districts may, upon mutual agreement, waive deadlines.

April 1 – Final date for option district to respond to application.

The authorized official must indicate the date the application was accepted or rejected in Section 3 of the Application for Student Transfer.

For further information, refer to the Information for Completing the Enrollment Option Application Form  (06/01/2017) (pdf format)

Program Contact:
  • Jen Utemark: (402) 471-3323 or jen.utemark@nebraska.gov

Updated on 07/10/2017