• Enrollment Steps

    1. Review Important Dates

    2. Gather Required Enrollment Documents

    3. Complete Online Registration/Speedy Pass

    4. Schedule a Virtual Enrollment Appointment

    • The link to schedule an appointment is found on the last page of the Online Registration.
      • Fill out the information and choose a date and time that works for you.
    • Prior to your appointment, you will receive a Zoom link via email to log in to your Virtual Enrollment Appointment.

    5.  Attend Virtual Enrollment Appointment with your Enrollment Specialist

    • The Enrollment Specialist will review the Online Registration with you.
    • They will enroll your student in the school of address.
    • They will upload the required enrollment documents that you have provided.
    • They will answer any questions you have about enrolling your child into Columbus City Schools.

    6. Following the appointment, you will receive your activation code for the Parent Portal

    • The Parent Portal will allow you to view your student's data (such as grades, attendance, schedules...), opt in for transportation (HS ONLY), pay fees, apply for the School Choice Lottery and much, much more.



    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: VIRTUAL and On-Site Enrollment Appointments Available

    Virtual Appointments:

    Families who need to complete enrollment, must complete the Online Registration and schedule an appointment.   Families will receive an email prior to their appointment with instructions and an invitation to join a virtual enrollment meeting online.  Please note: All required documents must be uploaded to the Online Registration prior to scheduling the appointment.  Should documents be missing or invalid, a notification of the documents needed will be emailed and the appointment will need to be rescheduled once the documents have been uploaded to the application.

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    On-Site Appointments: 

    If you require assistance in completing the Online Registration or need access to a computer, please call the appropriate number below to schedule an On Site Enrollment Appointment.  You will need to arrive 30-60 minutes prior to your appointment to complete the Online Registration and upload your documents.  Please note: The appointment will need to be rescheduled if the Online Registration is not complete with all necessary documents by the scheduled appointment time.

    English - 614-365-4011

    All Other Languages (with the exception of Arabic, French, Nepali, Somali, and Spanish) - 614-365-8802



    Rendez-vous pour l'inscription sur place

    Si vous avez besoin d'aide pour remplir le formulaire d'inscription en ligne ou si vous devez avoir accès à un ordinateur, veuillez appeler le numéro approprié ci-dessous pour prendre un rendez-vous pour une inscription sur place.

    Rendez-vous d'inscription sur place.

    Français- 614-365-5327



    Cita de inscripción en el sitio

    Si necesita ayuda para completar el registro en línea o necesita acceso a una computadora, llame al número correspondiente a continuación para programar una

    Cita de inscripción en el sitio.




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    यदि तपाँईलाई अनलाइन मार्फत दर्ता पूरा गर्न सहयोग चाहिन्छ वा कम्प्युटरमा पहुँच चाहिन्छ भने साइटमै भर्ना गर्नकालागि नियुक्ति (एप्पोइन्मेन्ट) को तय गर्न कृपया आफ्नो भाषा अनुसार तलको उपयुक्त नम्बरमा सम्पर्क गर्नुहोस्।

    नेपाली- 614-365-3105



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    Haddii aad u baahan tahay kaalmo xagga buuxinta Diiwaangelinta khadka tooska ah ama aad u baahan tahay gelitaanka kombuyuutar, fadlan wac lambarka ku habboon ee hoose si aad u ballansato Ballanta Diiwaangelinta Goobta.

    Soomaaliga- 614-365-8972



    For questions regarding Enrollment, please email centralenrollment@columbus.k12.oh.us

Enrollment Information

  • We are honored that you’ve chosen to enroll your child in Columbus City Schools. Columbus City Schools has high-quality schools and programs to meet every child’s needs. Whether you’re interested in traditional schools, or alternative schools featuring performing arts, STEM, language immersion, gender-specific, or career-technical programming, you’ll find top-notch schools that will help your child to learn, dream, and succeed.

    Our Speedy Pass Online Registration tool makes it easier than ever to enroll your student with Columbus City Schools. To use the Speedy Pass system to fill out the enrollment forms, you may use the button below. At the end of the Speedy Pass process be sure to go to the calendar and select a day and time for an appointment to meet virtually with an Enrollment Specialist. 

    To the left you can find the school assigned to your address by clicking on Find Your School. Also to the left, you will find pages with additional information to guide you through enrolling your student, as well as other process related to moving and learning within our district. 

    Students must be 5 years old by September 30th to enroll in kindergarten.  Students who are not old enough for kindergarten, but are 4 by September 30th are eligible for Pre-K.  If your child is not old enough for kindergarten, and you believe that they are acadmically and socially ready, please visit the Gifted and Talented website for information about the Early Entrance Testing. 

    Pre-K students must be 4 years old by September 30th. If your child will be 5 years old by September 30th he/she is not eligible for Pre-K but is eligible for Kindergarten.

    If you can't find the information you're looking for please review our the Central Enrollment FAQ's. If you still have additional questions please call Central Enrollment at (614) 365-4011, or contact the FACTLine at 614-221-3228 or FACTLine@columbus.k12.oh.us.


Contact Us


    If you have questions, please email centralenrollment@columbus.k12.oh.us

    Central Enrollment Center
    430 Cleveland Ave.
    Columbus, Ohio 43215

    Extended Hours of Operation for August and September :
    By Appointment Only

    Monday, Friday and Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday  8:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.


    Central Enrollment Nurse Hours for TB referral/reading:
    Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

    Phone: 614-221-3228