Out of Many, One
Unified Enrollment (sometimes called common enrollment or universal enrollment) is a centralized way of assigning students to the schools they want to go to – and it’s done on a citywide level. Using a shared timeline, application, lottery, and family-facing website, every single public and charter school works together to fill seats for everyone in the community.
Every school uses the same dates for all enrollment steps, including application deadlines, acceptance announcements, and registration.
Application materials are standardized across schools. Families fill out one application to apply to multiple schools.
One centralized lottery matches students to schools, replacing school-level lotteries.
A single website provides families with all the information they need to know. It’s a one-stop-shop for school research, applying, and completing enrollment.