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Enrollment & Student Recruitment: Common Online Application

Over 20,000 families applied through the application last year, making the Common Online Charter Application the definitive resource for parents interested in applying to NYC charter schools. Whether your school has its own online application or not, we encourage you to take advantage of these benefits.

We have aligned the application season to the NYCDOE school choice period in order to ensure that parents can consider charter schools while they are applying to district schools,

The 2019-20 application season runs from October 8 until April 1.

For a full explanation of the tools for school administrative users, check out our Common Online Application 2019-20 Admin Training.

Contact Alexandria Aponte, Program Manager of School Supports to have your school listed.


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