FAQ

The Online Application Process

Q. How long does it take to complete the online application process? Typically, the process should take from 10-20 minutes, depending on the program you are applying for.

Q. What if I do not have access to a computer? Please contact us for assistance or review the list of computer access sites available.

Q. Once I've submitted the application electronically, how will I know that the submission is successful? Once the application is completed online, you will receive a generated message based on the email address you provided when you created an account.

Q. Should I allow anyone else to use my account? It is the user's responsibility to protect the integrity of any information entered in the system. This includes but is not limited to passwords or personal information about you or your child. You must also agree not to share your login information or password with anyone except a parent or legal guardian.

Q. My account has been disabled because I've attempted to login too many times. Should I set up another account? No. You must contact the office for an administrator to assist you.

 

Selection Process
Q. Are students selected based on a first-come, first serve process? All eligible applications submitted by the application deadline will be entered into the lottery. Students are selected based on pre-defined Board-approved criteria such as: home zoned school, siblings and more. 

Q. How is the lottery conducted? An external consultant conducts the lottery for each application period using Board approved criteria.

Q. How will parents be notified if they are selected to participate in a program? Parents will receive notification via email if their child has been selected.

 

PreK Applicants

 Click on the "Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Enrollment" Tab on the bar at the top of the screen. Fill out the information and create a parent account if you have not already done so. Next it will bring you to an address verification screen where you must enter your address. PreK applicants must apply to their zoned school first to ensure enrollment. Once an application has been submitted to a Syracuse District School, a parent or guardian can submit up to two applications to universal PreK Agency sites for a total of 3 applications per student. You can not apply to a Universal PreK Agency Site until you have applied to a Syracuse District School. After the applications are complete, a parent can rank their choices on their parent dashboard in order of preference (this does not guarantee enrollment in their first choice school, all enrollment is subject to availability.) If you have any questions or need any help, you can schedule an appointment with Registration staff by clicking here .

Kindergarten Applicants

 Click on the "Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Enrollment" Tab on the bar at the top of the screen. Fill out the information and create a parent account if you have not already done so. Next it will bring you to an address verification screen where you must enter your address. Kindergarten applicants must apply to their zoned school to ensure enrollment. If you are not satisfied with your zoned school, you can apply for a transfer at a later date. If you have any questions or need any help, you can schedule an appointment with Registration staff by clicking here .

Expeditionary Learning Middle School Applicants

  Click on the "Expeditionary Learning Middle School" Tab on the bar at the top of the screen. Fill out the information and create a parent account if you have not already done so. ELM is an open enrollment school, you do not have to live in a certain zone to attend but you must be a Syracuse resident.