• Student Transfers

    Transfers for the 2023-2024 school year have ended for any student who is not the child of a fulltime Pearland ISD Employee.

    Announcement: All passwords in the Student Transfer Program were expired recently as a safety measure for cybersecurity. Anyone with a current account in the program will need to reset their password to access the program. To reset your password click “Forgot my password” in the program and follow the prompts.

     PLEASE NOTE: Due to a very high volume of transfer applications processing is taking longer than usual. You may check the status of your transfer by using the directions further down this page. Please be patient and allow us the time to process the applications.

    ALL student transfers for the 2023-2024 school year will be applied for beginning 12:00 AM, February 1, 2023 to March 10, 2023, 11:59 PM. This includes transfers for:

    • Intra-District transfers: students residing inside the Pearland ISD boundary, children of employees and non-employees
    • Inter-District transfers: students residing outside the Pearland ISD boundary, children of employees and non-employees

    Student transfers are a privilege, not a right. Only a zoned campus is obligated to enroll a student. Students must meet and maintain the eligibility requirements each year to receive transfer approval. Additional conditions include the District’s right to revoke a transfer at any time for the following reason:

    • the student falls outside the eligibility requirements
    • disruption of school operation is caused by the student or parent
    • other relevant reasons as determined by the District


    Information you need to know:

    • Do not register/enroll in Skyward prior to receiving your transfer approval. You do not need to be enrolled in Pearland ISD to apply for a transfer. Transfers will not be obtained through Skyward registration.  You must apply for the transfer through the Student Transfer Program. After you receive an approved transfer, you may enroll/register in Skyward.
    • All student transfers must be applied for annually through the Student Transfer Program.
    • Students who do not apply for a transfer by the deadline or who do not qualify for a transfer will attend their zoned campus. Late applications will not be accepted. 
    • Transfers are for students who wish to attend a school that they are not zoned to attend.
    • Transfers are not for students who move from one school zone/district to another and want to attend their new school. Students who want to attend the school they are now zoned to attend enroll there as a new student.
    • New applicants must create an account in the Student Transfer Program before accessing the application. Applicants should start the process early as to not miss the deadline.  The program will not accept an application after the deadline.
    • Application must be made by the parent listed on the birth certificate who has custody, or by the legal guardian of the student, who the student lives with full time at the enrollment address. Legal guardian must submit the court order naming them as the legal guardian.
    • Transfers are processed on a first come first served basis.
    • “Closed Campuses” will not accept new transfer students or transfer students new to that campus, unless the parent is a fulltime employee at that campus or the student was already a transfer student in that feeder pattern.  (Closed campuses will be posted in the information corresponding with the type of transfer you need.)
    • Additional campuses and/or programs may close as they reach capacity.
    • The list of “Closed Campuses” may change year to year based on enrollment at each campus each year.
    • Transfers are based on your home address at the start of the new school year.
    • If you plan to move after the application period, you must apply for a transfer during the application period to continue attendance at the same campus the next school year. You cannot apply for a transfer once the transfer program closes.
    • Transportation is not provided to and/or from school for transfer students. 


    Information you need prior to applying for a transfer:

    1. The district name and campus name of the school your child is zoned to attend for the grade applied for. Students transfer from the school they are zoned to attend for the grade applied for, even if they have never attended that school. They do not transfer from homeschool, private school, charter school, school they attended on a transfer, etc.
    2. If you reside outside Pearland ISD, you need the county code, district code, and campus code of the school your child is zoned to attend for the grade applied for. These are not zip codes, area codes or phone numbers. Contact your zoned school or zoned district office for the information. All school principals should know their codes.  (Example: Brazoria County is 020, Pearland ISD is 908, Pearland HS is 001, so their code is 020/908/001. Your code will vary by county, district, and campus where you are zoned to attend next year.) Applications will be rejected without the correct information.
    3. If your child attended a school other than Pearland ISD during the 2022-2023 school year, you will need to submit records for the schools attended including attendance, punctuality, and discipline records for all of the schools attended during the 2022-2023 school year to establish eligibility, and records/details of any Special Program that your child qualifies to receive services for. 

    Click here for information on the Application Process

    Once you have submitted a transfer application, you may check the status of your transfer application by logging on to your account in the student transfer program. Click the type of transfer that you input.  On the next page click “SEARCH” and all of the applications that you input will be shown.

    • “Pending Approval” – You submitted the application. It is in line to be processed.
    • “Created” – You created and saved an application but did not “SEND” it. It was not submitted. You must click “SEND” to submit it. Processing may take several weeks.


    Getting started:

    A fulltime employee of Pearland ISD is an employee with a permanent position who receives a regular paycheck from Pearland ISD and qualifies for TRS. This does not include substitutes or contract workers.

    Finding the type of transfer your child needs. Click on the statement that is correct for your family:


    Follow the path that is correct for your child by clicking the appropriate answer below.

    I am not a fulltime employee of Pearland ISD.

    My family lives:

    Inside the PISD boundary

    Outside the PISD boundary


    I am a fulltime employee of Pearland ISD.

    My family lives:

    Inside the PISD boundary

    Outside the PISD boundary

Contact Us

  • Dr. Lisa Nixon
    Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services

    Janet Christman 
    Executive Assistant