Student Placement Center
Mon, Tues, Wed,Fri   7:30am - 4:30pm
Thurs 12:00pm - 4:30pm

2102 University Avenue West, Saint Paul 55114

After Enrollment/Acceptance

What happens if I do not receive a confirmation of my online application? First, remember to enter an email address and click on "Submit" on the last page of the online application (the same page with the electronic signature). Next, check your spam or junk folder in your email. Finally, if you still do not receive a confirmation of your online application, please contact the Student Placement Center at 651-632-3760 to verify that the application was received.


What happens when my child is accepted to SPPS? Families will receive a letter and/or email of notification. A student can be registered at only one school for the coming school year.


What happens if my student isn't accepted into one of the schools we selected? Your student’s name will be placed on a waiting list according to school choice guidelines. If there is an opening, you will be called and given the opportunity to enroll your child in that school. To learn about other enrollment options, please call the Student Placement Center at 651-632-3760.


What is a waiting list? Waiting lists are created for schools and programs that receive more applications than they have seats available. Your first choice will be considered and matched first, whenever possible. 

Students will only be added to a waiting list for their first choice school. Waiting lists apply if:

•  Space is not available for either their first or second choice OR

•  The student is accepted to their second choice school.

The lists will expire two weeks after the start of the school year for most schools and programs. (Exceptions include Pre-K programs, elementary language immersion programs and Capitol Hill Gifted and Talented.)


Can my child’s name be on more than one waiting list? No, students can be on only one waiting list. This applies to your child’s first choice school.


If we reside close to a school, are we automatically accepted? No. Your priority at a particular school is based on whether you reside in that school’s Area (A-F1/F2), and not geographic proximity.