Transfer Schools Guide

If you are 16–21 years old, and have dropped out of high school or fallen behind on credits, you can enroll in a transfer school to earn your diploma. Generally, admission to a transfer school depends on two things:

  • How old you are; and
  • How many credits you have.

That being said, many transfer schools are flexible about who they admit. Eligibility criteria helps match you with schools where you are likely to do well, but it does not guarantee admission. It also does not prohibit you from applying to a school just because you do not meet their eligibility requirements. How you will connect with the school's culture and programming is equally important. 

You are not excluded from any of the transfer school categories below. The categories simply help outline your options. Also, the categories are not ranked.

Virtual Admissions Are Currently Open

Transfer schools are currently open for virtual admissions and enrollment. We know that when students seek a new school, it is critical that the student makes a strong connection with their prospective school. Because of this, each school has established a virtual enrollment process that allows for interaction while also adhering to social distancing rules. Students can discuss opportunities and challenges and engage with staff in a way designed to help students decide their best path forward.

During this unprecedented time of remote learning, our thoughts are with our school communities, our families and those we have lost. We want you to know that throughout this, transfer schools remain committed and ready to help students finish their high school requirements.
Below please find links to each transfer school and their admissions and enrollment processes.

Category 1: I'm behind on credits

Category 2: I'm very behind on credits

Category 3: I'm learning English

Category 4: I'm behind on credits and interested in special programming

Some of these schools offer special programming, like portfolio-based assessments, evening classes, or externships.

Category 5: I have never been to high school

Transfer Schools by Borough

To find lists of transfer schools by borough, go to the find-a-school app and...

  1. in the search field, select a borough and click search,
  2. click on the Filters tab and under School Type select Transfer,
  3. click back on the Schools tab to see the full list; the results will also appear on the map.