Permit Requests

Intra and Inter-District Transfer Permit Process for All Grade Levels


The deadline to submit 2023-2024 Intra-District Permit and incoming Inter-District Transfer Permit was May 1, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.

Intra-District Permit Requests

Intra-District Permits are for families who currently live within the SCUSD boundaries to request a transfer to a school that is not their neighborhood school (school of residence). Visit our School Finder to find your neighborhood school. 

Permits are approved based on space availability at the requested school. If your student is on an Open Enrollment/High School Specialty Program waitlist for the requested school, the permit will be marked ineligible.

Inter-District Permits Transfer Requests

Inter-district permits are used to transfer in and out of the Sacramento City School District. Permit transfers are approved based on space availability at the requested school. 

Download the Application for Inter-District Transfer Permit (ITP).

Change School From Outside the Sacramento City Unified School District to a School Within the District

If you would like to change schools from outside the district to a school within the Sacramento City Unified School District, you will need to:

  1. Request an Inter-district Transfer Permit (ITP) from your district of residence 
  2. Your district of residence must approve the ITP.
  3. Apply for an Inter-District Transfer Permit through SchoolMint and upload the approved ITP including supporting documentation to SchoolMint as part of your application. 

Inter-District Permit Transfer Requests into Sacramento City Unified School District were accepted April 1, 2023 - May 1, 2023 through SchoolMint. 

Request to Attend a School Outside the Sacramento City Unified School District

If you would like to change schools from your school of residence to a school outside the district, you will need to request an Inter-District Transfer Permit (ITP) from the Enrollment Center. 

  1. Complete the Application for Inter-District Transfer Permit (ITP)
  2. Then submit your completed application and supporting documents using this webform

Inter-District Permit Transfer Requests leaving Sacramento City Unified School District will be accepted at anytime using the webform above. 

How to Create an Account and Submit a Intra-District Permit or incoming Inter-District Transfer Permit through SchoolMint

1. Setup a Parent/Guardian account on SchoolMint at

2. Add Student(s) to the Account – Once the parent/guardian account is created on SchoolMint, add your student(s) to the account.

  • Families with an incoming Kindergarten student or students that currently do not attend a SCUSD school will select that their student is not currently enrolled and manually add their student’s information to SchoolMint. 
  • Families with an incoming 1st – 12th graders currently at a SCUSD school will select that their student is currently enrolled and then enter their Student ID number, student’s first and last name, date of birth. This information allows SchoolMint to pull in existing information that is on file in Infinite Campus, SCUSD’s Student Information System. 

3. Select a permit to fill out the application. 

4. Once submitted, you will receive a confirmation based on what preferences (email, text message or both) were selected when creating your account on SchoolMint.

Documentation Required

All Intra-District Permits and Inter-District Transfer Permits for incoming 1-12 grade students must submit a current report card/transcript, discipline report, and attendance report as part of the application. 

  • Please contact your current school to request these documents or log onto the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.
  • You may submit your student’s most recent report card for the various documents. Please highlight each section and upload separately. For example – for the attendance record, highlight the attendance section of your student’s report card to submit. 
  • If the student has no behavior or discipline report, submit a document with the word “no discipline report” in its place. 

Incoming Inter-District Transfer Permits must also submit an approved Inter-District Transfer Permit (ITP) form including supporting documentation from their district of residence as part of the application. 


Notifications for Intra-District Permits and incoming Inter-District Transfer Permits will be sent to families in mid-June 2023 on whether a permit is approved or denied.  

Families will receive the notification based on what preferences (email, text message or both) were selected when creating their account on SchoolMint. Families can log into their SchoolMint account at any time to see the status of their permit request(s).


Please contact the Enrollment Center at (916) 643-2400 with questions about any permit request.