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How do I apply for Out of Area Admissions?

Provided the school is permitted to receive applications, you may decide to apply to attend a school other than your designated school by address. Some schools are only able to accept applications from students attending feeder schools, or from students with a sibling already in attendance at the secondary school.

Note

Schools with Secondary Central Student Interest Programs will have a separate process and timeline for admissions. For more information about the Centralized Programs in the TDSB, visit the Secondary Central Student Interest Programs webpage.

You may apply to two regular schools beyond your home school (determined by your residential address) through the Out-of-Area Admissions process.

Your circle of care and teachers can help you determine if your choice is in line with the educational plans that you have been working towards.

The Online Out-of-Area Admissions application will be available on Monday, January 9, 2023 (the first Monday after the Winter Break). Applications must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. Friday, January 27, 2023.

If you choose to apply for Out-of-Area Admissions you should know:

  • You will be responsible for your own transportation.
  • You may only apply to two schools (regular programs, French Immersion programs and Extended French programs).
  • You must indicate the priority of the choices.
  • If you are granted admission to your first choice, you will not be considered for your second choice.
  • If you are granted admission in your second choice, you may remain on the waiting list for your first choice, or you may opt to accept the offer at your second choice.
  • Once you accept your second choice, you will be removed from the waiting list for the first choice.
  • Waiting lists expire at the end of the Out-of-Area Admissions
  • You may not apply to a school that is not permitted to receive applications (i.e. closed schools). A list of those schools is produced in November
  • A school/program that receives more applications than it has space will use the admissions priorities and run a random selection process for each admission priority to determine the successful applicants.

Important Dates

  • Monday, January 9, 2023: Online Out-of-Area Admissions application is available
  • Friday, January 27, 2023: Online Applications must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m.
  • February 7, 2023: A random selection process, if necessary, will be held in three (3) rounds:
    • Round 1:
      • Wednesday, February 8, 2023: Round 1 communication is sent regarding Acceptance and Waiting List Status

      • Tuesday, February 14, 2023: Parent/Guardian/Caregiver must respond by this date or offer will expire.
    • Round 2:
      • Wednesday, February 15, 2023: Round 2 communication is sent regarding Acceptance and Waiting List Status

      • Tuesday, February 21, 2023: Parent/Guardian/Caregiver must respond by this date or offer will expire.
    • Round 3:
      • Wednesday, February 22, 2023: Final Round communication is sent regarding Acceptance and Waiting List Status

      • Friday, February 24, 2023: Parent/Guardian/Caregiver must respond by this date or offer will expire.
  • February 27, 2023: TDSB Students must finalize their acceptance by completing and submitting the corresponding course selection for the accepted school in myBlueprint

Details about the Out-of-Area policy and procedure are available at Policy P013 - Out-of-Area Admissions

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