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Enrollment & Student Recruitment: Common Online Application

The Common Online Charter Application has become a definitive resource for parents interested in applying to NYC charter schools. Whether your school has your own online application or not, we encourage you to take advantage of these benefits. The application opens to parents on December 1.

Check out a video of enhancements to the Common Online Application here.

View an introduction to the Common Online Application here.

For a full explanation of the tools for school administrative users, check out our Common Online Application 2017-18 Admin Training.


Running a lottery is a crucial aspect of your school’s enrollment process, but there are numerous ways to approach it.

Action Items and Steps for Lottery Admissions