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.
Eligibility within the Contiguous 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:
Students are eligible to attend on a tuition-paying basis if they are dependents of:
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 Americas schools in CONUS are required to provide verification of the following:
New students registering for enrollment in DoDEA Americas schools in the territories, possessions or commonwealths are required to provide verification of the following:
Returning students in CONUS must provide verification of the following each school year:
Returning students in the territories, possessions or commonwealths 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.
Official (original) records will be sent 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) 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 Americas - Mid-Atlantic District: 910-907-0200
DoDEA Americas - Southeast District: 706-545-7276
The DoDEA Regional Office Eligibility Coordinator
DoDEA Americas Coordinator: (470) 460-2057