Transfer Students - Fall 2023-24

Hello Future Cavalier!
Thank you for your interest in Junipero Serra High School.  Transfer students can only enter JSHS in the 9th, 10th, or 11th grade.  If you would like to apply for the 12th grade, please reach out to us and share your story.
Application deadline: June 30, 2023

Get started early and complete your application for the upcoming school year 2023-24.  

School starts Monday, August 14,  2023.


Step 1:  Application
Step 2:  Submitting Transcripts
  • Transfer Students(9th, 10th Grade, or 11th Grade).  Submit OFFICIAL transcripts for all grades completed & all high schools attended.  
  • We will need the final report card and/or transcript from the Fall 2022 semester as soon as possible.  
  • At the end of the Spring 2023 semester, you will submit your official transcript by June 30, 2023. Please keep us posted as to when it will be available.
  • Please submit all high school transcripts for each grade level completed from your high school(s).
  • We must receive official transcripts from each school the student attended for high school including any online program(s).
    • NOTE: Transfer students with "D" and/or "F" grade(s) are required to academically recover credits in order to be considered for admissions and receive a Serra diploma upon successful completion of senior year.  Academic Recovery passing grade is a "C" or better.  
    • If you have a "D" or "F" on your transcript - you must provide an official transcript showing that you took the class again and passed with a "C" or better.
    • Please see the attached JSHS-approved high school credit recovery options.
    • Credit Recovery for transfer applicants must be completed by June 30, 2023.
Step 3:  Evaluations & Discipline and Behavioral Report
  • Evaluations - We will need evaluations: Math teacher & English teacher.  Please send an email invite to the Math & English teacher through the application portal to complete the evaluation.  Note: You will need the email address of each teacher to send the evaluation request through the application portal.
  • Discipline & Behavior Report - This report is completed by the Dean at your current school.  Please sign the attachment and send it back to us and we will forward it to your current Dean of Students.  Only the Dean, Principal, or Vice Principal can complete this form.
  • We do not accept hand-delivered Evaluations or Discipline and Behavior Reports.  Everything is sent to us directly from your current school.
Step 4:  Student Interview
  • After we have received your transcriptsevaluations, and Discipline & Behavioral Report, we will send you an email to schedule your student interview.
  • Student interviews will be conducted in-person.  We will send you an invite link with available interview dates & times after you have completed all of the above steps. 
  • NOTE:  Interviews are not scheduled until Steps#1 - 3 are completed.
Step 5:  Financial Assistance (optional)
  •  If there is a financial need for the family, we encourage you to apply for financial assistance.
  • You can start this process while you are completing the application steps above.
  • If you have any questions about Financial Assistance, please contact:  
  • Cecilia Leyva, Tuition Coordinator (310) 436-8303 /  [email protected]
  • Irene Tortola, Tuition Manager - (310) 436-8304 / [email protected]


NOTE:  After all of the application steps (Step#1 - Step#5) have been completed with the Admissions Department, the next step is submitting your file to the Admissions Committee for final approval.  The process for transfer students takes approximately 1 - 2 weeks for a decision on acceptance into Junipero Serra High School.


Email all documents or mail to:  [email protected]


Please reach out if you have any questions.

Diane Knowles, MBA

Director of Admissions

[email protected]