Only parents/guardians who reside in Connecticut at the time of application are eligible to submit a RSCO application. Please note that a post office box (P.O. Box) cannot be used to prove Connecticut residency and applications submitted by anyone other than a legal guardian may be deleted.
You may only submit ONE completed application for each child for the 2024-25 School year, either during the on-time application period or extended application period. Duplicate applications will be deleted.
Only apply to schools and programs that you would accept if your child were to receive an offer. Applying to multiple schools and programs may increase the chance of a placement, but applicants are only eligible to receive one placement offer with a few exceptions (listed below). This means that once your child receives an offer, they are removed from all other waitlists. Exceptions to this one offer rule are listed below:
Choice order matters! Families should be sure to rank their school/district selections by preference. Choice order is important for placements and priorities.
Applying early for CTECS or on time for magnets and Open Choice is one of the best ways to increase your chance of a placement offer.
Important Note: We have more applicants than available seats. Submitting an application does not guarantee a placement offer.