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Central Registration

Harriet Gibbons Student Services Center
518-475-6125 | 75 Watervliet Ave., Albany, NY 12206

Please note that this information below is for general registration for grades 1-12. The registration process is different for the following areas:
Pre-K | Kindergarten | Magnet Programs

Online registration

At this time, registration in the City School District of Albany is being done primarily through our online portal.

Please review all the information in the "what you'll need" section below before beginning the online registration process. 

As part of the online registration, you will be assigned a reference ID number (session key) and asked to create a password.  Please record your ID number and password for future reference. You will contacted when your registration has been accepted or if any additional information is needed.

If you cannot complete the registration process online, you can contact our Central Registration Office at (518) 475-6125 to set up an appointment and/or obtain the required forms. Please be advised that for the health and safety of everyone, we cannot accommodate walk-in registrations at this time.

What you'll need

Before you begin the online registration process, make sure you have the all the required documents and forms below completed and on hand, as you will need to upload them.

Just need to update your address?
Please visit our change of address page.

Need assistance?

Additional resources and services

Pre-K, kindergarten and magnet registration

Please note that there are special registration procedures for students entering pre-K and kindergarten, as well as for our four magnet elementary offerings.