The DoDEA Online Registration for Students (DORS) is for families registering in schools serviced by Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). DORS reduces manual forms and makes it easy for parents to register their child for school.
Schools will notify parents when DORS Re-registration begins. During this process, parents will be able to update contact information, update Sponsor’s employment status, and indicate whether their student will return for SY 22-23. DoDEA parents are required to annually re-register their student(s).
DORS is now open with a new and improved look. To begin the DoDEA student registration process, parents/guardians will need to set up a new account:
With DORS, you can update your child's information while on the go. DORS makes student re-registration for the following school year faster and more efficient. Please contact your school registrar with any questions.
To register to attend a DoDEA School the following age requirements must be met.
A child must be:
DoDEA eligibility & enrollment policies differ for DoDEA's two types of schools: Domestic Schools and Overseas.
Overseas Department of Defense Schools, DoDEA Europe and DoDEA Pacific and Cuba
Eligibility to attend DoDEA Europe or DoDEA Pacific schools is outlined in Section 921-932 title 20 U.S.C. and DoDEA regulation 1342.13, Eligibility Requirements for Education of Elementary and Secondary School-age Dependents in Overseas Areas.
The Department of Defense Dependents Schools (Pacific and Europe) and Cuba was established to provide high quality education for authorized dependents of DoD personnel assigned overseas, and to provide enrollment on a space-available, tuition-paying basis for others identified and prioritized by the Secretary of Defense
Qualified dependents are authorized to enroll in one of four enrollment categories based on the request of the sponsor. Dependents in enrollment category 1 receive first priority, all others are enrolled on a space-available basis in priority of category of enrollment.
Revalidation of the student's registration for the next school year starts in the spring.
Parents or legal guardians must fill out a Withdrawal/Records Request form at least two weeks prior to the student's last day of attendance. If the student is leaving within twenty days of the semester, PCS orders must be submitted to the school. If the student is withdrawing due to Early Return of Dependents, a letter from the sponsor's command must be submitted.
Once Eligibility has been established you will need to submit the necessary documentation for proof of Eligibility.
New students registering for enrollment in DoDEA Europe, DoDEA Pacifc, and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba schools overseas are required to provide verification of the following:
Returning students in DoDEA Europe, DoDEA Pacifc, and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba schools overseas must provide verification of the following each school year:
Note: This list is not all inclusive and is subject to modification without notice based on regulatory changes. It is always advisable to check with the registrar at the school or district office prior to registration for the most current, as well as local, requirements. Local districts and schools may require additional documents be submitted during the registration process. Most DoDEA schools list the additional required documents on their websites.
While we hate to see you go, we would like to help make your transition as easy as possible.
Upon receiving final notification of your departure from the community, please inform us at least two weeks prior to your actual departure. This notification is needed to prepare your child's report card, transcript (if applicable), attendance records, and other documents. No progress marks are given in any quarter unless the child has attended school for 20 days during that quarter. In the final quarter, no recommendation for grade placement can be given unless the child attends school for 20 days in that quarter.
Elementary school withdrawal is different than higher grades regarding requirements and is based on the 20-day rule. With ten days prior notification, parents are welcome to pick up student records from the office on the last day of student attendance, after 2:30 p.m. The sponsor/spouse must sign for records, provide a copy of orders, and present an I.D. to receive the child's school records.
It is DoDEA policy that copies of student records are sealed and given to parents to be hand carried to their next school. Official (original) records will be sealed and mailed upon request by the receiving school. Parents who would like a copy of their child's records for their personal files must personally request an extra set of records to be made when filling out the withdrawal form. We cannot make personal copies without advance notice. It is a requirement to clear all debts (replacement or payment for lost or damaged books, library fines, cafeteria debts, etc.) BEFORE the last day of attendance.
Excerpt from policy: The policy therefore requires that students present verification of the date of their sponsor's departure, i.e., Permanent Change of Station (PCS) or other official orders, to school officials in order to receive consideration for full academic credit. Students who withdraw prior to the 20-day limit receive a "withdrawal" grade rather than a final grade. At the elementary school level, administrators may annotate the child's progress report to indicate the student's status.
Speak with a school counselor to request Accelerated withdrawal.
Sponsors of students transferring to a DoDEA school are required to provide verification of active-duty status, and proof of on-post residency for DoDEA schools in the United States or housing agreement for DoDEA schools overseas, before a child may be registered. Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten require a certified birth certificate or unexpired passport before registration can be accepted. Read more about Eligibility, Age Requirements, and Registration
Tips for PCSing with a school age child
If you have additional questions regarding eligibility and/or registration for the DoDEA schools please contact either:
DoDEA Europe - East District:
Local: (049) 611-143-5451774
From U.S.: 011 (049) 611-143-5451774
DSN: (314) 545-1774
DoDEA Europe - South District:
Local: (+39) 0444-61-8512
From U.S.: 011 (39) 0444-61-8512
DSN: (314) 637-8512
DoDEA Europe - West District:
From U.S.: 32 (0) 2717-9925
DSN: (314) 368-9925
The DoDEA Regional Office Eligibility Coordinator
DoDEA Europe Coordinator: From U.S.: 011 (49) 611-143-545-1590 - DSN: (314) 545-1590
It is VERY important that any change of sponsor rank, address, unit, telephone number, emergency contact information, or official email be reported to the Student Affairs Office (SAO) immediately. School records must reflect accurate and correct information at all times. This is also the school's emergency contact information. Your accurate, official e-mail address is extremely important for speed of communication!
Students who transfer to our school from other accredited schools will receive credit from these schools at face value. In cases where a transfer is in the middle of a grading period, the work being done at the time of transfer will be averaged with the work completed here to determine the grade at the end of the current reporting period. Students must be in attendance at least 20 instructional days in order to grant credit.
Six elective credits are required for graduation and are courses that allow students flexibility in choosing subjects in which they have an interest to pursue. Elective courses are chosen after consultation with the counselor to meet a student's future educational and vocational needs. Students should check with their counselor upon registration to discuss career plans and begin a 4-year graduation plan, including all necessary classes for graduation. For information about online classes or credit by examination, see your counselor.
A senior may request a partial schedule ONLY with a written parent request and administrative approval. A counselor will make sure that the student has all necessary credits for graduation but this must be worked out in advance. Partial schedules will be approved only if a student is currently employed or for a medical or family emergency.
Students have an opportunity to select courses for the entire school year during the Spring or upon registration. Parents, students, teachers and counselors are involved in the course selection process. The expectation is that through this process, thought and judgment are exercised in the careful selection of courses and alternatives. Once schedules are issued in the Fall, schedules can be changed ONLY if a student is in the wrong class or a teacher sees that a student is not properly placed. Requests for schedule changes for frivolous reasons ("I don't like the teacher", "I don't like the course," "I don't need the course to graduate," etc.) will not be honored. All changes must happen within the first 10 days of each semester. After the 10th day, students will receive a Withdrawal/Fail grade.
Persons other than authorized school officials will not have access to student records without the written permission of parent and/or student. Exceptions may be necessary when a student's record is formally requested by an authorized investigative agency. Under provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act, schools are required to provide military recruiters access to the names, addresses and phone numbers of our high school students. Parents and students may request a non-disclosure form that will deny access to personal information by military recruiters. The form will be kept on file in the Student Affairs Office.
Active duty U.S. military members and full-time U.S. DoD civilian employees stationed overseas, are eligible for tuition-free enrollment. All others must pay tuition. DOD dependents that are authorized attendance in a DoDEA school may complete the current school year if the DOD sponsor is transferred, dies, or retires during the school year. The tuition rate is payable at the start of each semester. If additional information is required, please contact the Registrar at 0611-988-7872.