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Registration Information

What you need to know about school registration

To register to attend a DoDEA School the following age requirements must be met.

A child must be:

  • four years old by September 1 to attend pre-kindergarten or Sure Start.
  • five years old by September 1 to enroll in kindergarten.
  • six years old by September 1 to attend first grade.

Overseas and Domestic School Eligibility

DoDEA eligibility & enrollment policies differ for DoDEA's two types of schools: Domestic Schools and Overseas.

Requirements to Attend a DoDEA School - Americas

DoDEA Americas

Eligibility within the Contigous United States (CONUS)

Eligibility to attend DoDEA Americas schools is outlined in Section 2164 of title 10, United States Code and Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 1342.26,"Eligibility Requirements for Minor Dependents to Attend Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools." The following information summarizes the eligibility criteria.

Students are eligible to attend on a tuition-free basis if they are dependents of:

Tuition-Free
  1. DoDEA Schools in the Contiguous United States (CONUS).
    1. Active duty military members, including military reservists and National Guard members activated under Title 10, U.S.C., for 365 days or more residing in permanent living quarters in the military installation.
    2. Full-time DoD civilian employees residing in permanent living quarters in the military installation.
    3. Deceased member of the Armed Forces who died in the line of duty in a combat-related operation.
    4. Dependent students of foreign armed forces residing in permanent living quarters on a military installation served by a DoDEA Americas school.
  2. DoDEA Schools in Guam and Puerto Rico.
    1. Active duty military members stationed or home-ported in Guam and Puerto Rico, residing in permanent living quarters on or off the military installation, are eligible to attend DoDEA dependents schools in those U.S. territories.
    2. Full-time DoD civilians residing on or off in permanent living quarters on a military installation.
    3. Full-time, professional, excepted service employees stationed in Guam and Puerto Rico and residing in permanent living quarters on or off the military installation.
    4. Deceased member of the Armed Forces who died in the line of duty in a combat-related operation.
    5. Member of foreign armed forces residing in permanent living quarters for any part of the school year.
Tuition-paying
  1. Dependent children of full-time civilian employees of non-DoD Federal agencies (who are residing in government quarters), If the employing agency certifies that they occupy a position that is subject by policy and practice to transfer AND THE EMPLOYING AGENCY AGREES to reimburse the DoD for the educational services provided.
  2. Dependent students of the West Point Athletic Association (WPAA) contract employees.
  3. Dependent students of full-time civilian employees of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the United States Customs and Border Protection residing in Puerto Rico.
  4. Dependent students of full-time employees of the American Red Cross residing in Puerto Rico and performing emergency services on behalf of active duty military members.

  • Note: DoDEA Americas schools are not authorized to accept tuition payments from individuals.
  • Note: Residence in permanent living quarters on a military installation served by a DoDEA Americas school program does NOT guarantee eligibility to attend the DoDEA Americas schools. Sponsors are required to meet the criteria listed above, regardless of residence. DoDEA Americas is not authorized to enroll students whose sponsor does not meet the eligibility criteria.
  • Note: DoD Contractors are not eligible to attend DoDEA Americas Schools

Documentation of Proof of Eligibility - Americas

Once Eligibility has been established you will need to submit the necessary documentation for proof of Eligibility.

New Students

New students registering for enrollment in DoDEA Americas schools in CONUS are required to provide verification of the following:

  • Date of Birth
  • Dependent Status
  • Active Duty Status of Military Sponsor or Employment Status of Civilian Sponsor
  • On-base Housing Assignment

New students registering for enrollment in DoDEA Americas schools in the territories, possessions or commonwealths are required to provide verification of the following:

  • Date of Birth
  • Dependent Status
  • Active Duty Status of Military Sponsor or Employment Status of Civilian Sponsor
  • On-Base Housing Assignment (if used as basis for eligibility)
  • Non-DoD Agency Certification (for non-DoD civilians, only)

Returning Students

Returning students in CONUS must provide verification of the following each school year:

  • Active Duty Status of Military Sponsor or Employment Status of Civilian Sponsor
  • On-Base Housing Assignment

Returning students in the territories, possessions or commonwealths must provide verification of the following each school year:

  • Active Duty Status of Military Sponsor or Employment Status of Civilian Sponsor
  • On-Base Housing Assignment (if used for eligibility purposes)
  • Employment Status and Certification of Non-DoD Civilian Sponsors and Dependents

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.

Register the Student

Regardless of registration type (new or returning) you will have to physically visit your corresponding's registrar's office (generally located at your child's school) to complete the process.

To maximize your time, we highly recommend you fill out the required and recommended registration documents, and bring the required documentation prior to your visit.

New Students

The following forms are required:

The following documents are recommended:

Returning Students

Transferring Students

Enrollment Contacts (Americas)

If you have additional questions regarding eligibility and/or registration for the DoDEA schools please contact either:

DoDEA Americas - Mid-Atlantic District: 910-907-0200

DoDEA Americas - Southeast District: 706-545-7276

The DoDEA Regional Office Eligibility Coordinator
DoDEA Americas Coordinator: (678) 364-8000