Welcome to the Common Online Charter School Application!

Submit one application to multiple NYC charter schools for the 2024-25 school year.*

*Please note: Not every NYC charter school is registered with the Common Online Application. To search a complete list of schools in your area, please visit our School Finder.

Enrollment Process for 2024-25 School Year

The Common Online Charter School Application is now open for the 2024-25 school year! Charter schools accept applications on a rolling basis. If there are more student applications than seats available, charter schools are required to hold lotteries to randomly select students for admission. Students whose names are not selected in the lottery will be added to the school’s wait list and may be admitted as seats become available in the future. Families can expect to receive notification of application status directly from schools through the spring and summer. Get the Facts

Charter schools are free public schools open to all NYC students. Families can apply with one simple application. No tests, interviews, essays or auditions are ever required.