Easier. But not a free for all. If you are thinking of moving to Cleveland and they feel you are not a good fit they will probably not accept you. There is also the space issue. Sometimes certain grades can be full. Especially in Yeshiva Derech Hatorah which is tight on space. However, if you belong in the school and there is space, it usually is pretty easy to get in. If you live in Cleveland already its obviously a different equation. Full Disclaimer: This is from my personal experience dealing with lots of people whom the schools accepted or rejected. No school gave me this info.