Student Enrollment

Enrollment Information

  • We are honored that you’ve chosen to enroll your child in Columbus City Schools (CCS). CCS 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 CCS. Please ensure that all Necessary Documents are uploaded to your Online Registration to prevent delay in processing.

    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 academically 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.

Steps to Enroll

  • 1. Review Important Dates

    2. Gather Required Enrollment Documents

    3. Complete Online Registration (OLR)/Speedy Pass 

    • It is imperative that you upload the Necessary Enrollment Documents.  Improper documentation will delay the processing of the Online Registration/Enrollment Application.

    4.  An Enrollment Specialist will review the OLR and process the enrollment, provided all Necessary Enrollment Documents have been uploaded.

    5.  The Enrollment Specialist will email/call the parent/guardian with the school of enrollment, start date and Parent Portal set up information. 

    6.  The parent/guardian will then set up the Parent Portal. 

    • The Parent Portal will allow you to view your student's data (such as grades, attendance, schedules...), pay fees, apply for a Pre-K placement or the School Choice Lottery (K-12) and much, much more.

    ** It is important to note, that if you are planning to submit a lottery application, the Online Registration must be submitted with all necessary documents by February 22nd for Middle/High School and by March 22nd for Elementary School. This will ensure that you have the Parent Portal activation code by the lottery deadline.

Need Assistance?

  • Families Who Need Computer Access or Enrollment Assistance

    On-Site Assistance: 

    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 Assistance.  

    English - 614-365-4011

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

    FRENCH

    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

    SPANISH

    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.

    Español-614-365-5118

    NEPALI

    साइटमै भर्ना गर्नकालागि नियुक्ति (एप्पोइन्मेन्ट)

    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

    SOMALI

    Ballanta Diiwaangelinta Goobta

    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

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:

    • Monday, Friday, and Saturdays from 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:
    Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

    FACTLine
    Phone: 614-221-3228
    FACTLine@columbus.k12.oh.us

Enroll Your Student, Today!

  • Click the Speedy Pass Button to begin your Online Enrollment!

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