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DepEd declares January 24, 2015 as the commencement of Early Registration

What is the purpose of Early Registration?

Early registration ensures that all school-aged children and even the out-of-school youth (OSY) are in school with the end-goal of completing their basic education. Particularly, incoming Kinder and Grade 1 students must be registered to guarantee the enrollment of 5 to 6 year olds.

Early registration keeps and estimate of the incoming number of students per school year, which serves as basis for preparations to address potential gaps that may arise even before the regular enrollment in June.

This is also done in collaboration with the local government units, barangay officials, and parent-teacher associations to make the necessary adjustment and preparations for the coming opening of classes.

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Who can participate in the registration?

All students, especially incoming Kinder and Grade I students.

When is Early Registration?

The Early Registration date is on January 24 to February 27, 2015.

Where can I sign up for Early Registration?

There will be registration areas in all public elementary and secondary schools. Registration centers will also be set up in barangay ofices if there are many OSC/OSY within the area and if schools are far from the community.

What should I bring during registration?

The student’s Birth Certificate (BC). But if you are unable to produce a BC, you may submit it by June or anytime within the school year.

For old returning students, *please bring your report cards from the previous school year. If it is not available, a certification letter signed by the parent/guardian can be presented.

*Learners who have dropped out from elementary or secondary schools and who want to be enrolled in the formal system.

Remember! There are no fees required for the registration. But if you are going to get copies of your Birth certificate from NSO, there are corresponding fees from their agency.

Special Cases

What if the student is overage, can he/she still register?

Yes, the student can still register. Just bring his/her birth certificate for the verification of age. Most likely he/she will be under the Alternative Learning System (ALS).

How about those who have not gone to school for a long time and want to come back?

Yes, they are encouraged to register. Bring Birth certificate for verification of age.

Do SPED applicants need to be assesed before going to the registration?

No. Upon registration, there will be assessments of SPED applicants in every registration center.

Deped Order 1, s. 2015 – Declaring January 24, 2015 as Commencement of Early Registration for SY 2015-2016

January 22, 2015
DO 1, s. 2015
Declaring January 24, 2015 as Commencement of Early Registration for SY 2015-2016

To:     Undersecretaries
Assistant Secretaries
Bureau Directors
Directors of  Services, Centers and Heads of Units
Regional Directors
Schools DivisionSuperintendents
Heads, Public Elementary and Secondary Schools
All Others Concerned

  1. With the theme Makapag-aral ay Karapatan Mo, Magpalista, the Department of Education (DepEd) declares January 24, 2015 as the commencement of Early Registration for the School Year (SY) 2015-2016 in all public elementary and secondary schools to achieve universal participation  and completion of the cycle.
  2. With the support of local officials and civic organizations, a massive advocacy campaign to find children and youth in the communities not currently enrolled and bring them back to school shall be undertaken from January 24 to February 27, 2015.
  3. The following are the objectives of the early registration:
    1. To ensure that all 5-year old children are enrolled in kinder;
    2. To locate, identify and enroll out of school children and youth who may belong to the following:
      1. Children and youth in remote locations,
      2. Children and youth in difficult circumstances,
      3. Children and youth who belong to disadvantaged groups or who suffer from discrimination,
      4. Children and youth with disabilities;
    3. To understand the barriers to access to education and identify local interventions to bring them to school and ensure that they do not drop out.
  4. Schools are urged to come up with various activities such as house-to-house campaigns or meeting with local and barangay officials and civic organizations to help and locate children who should be in schools.  Regional Offices and Schools Division Offices shall support school campaigns.
  5. Expenses related to the Early Registration Day shall be charged to local funds and other fund sources, as appropriate and as authorized and subject to existing accounting and auditing rules and regulations.
  6. For inquiries about the early registration, all concerned may contact the Office of the Undersecretary for Programs and Projects at 633-7202.
  7. Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Order is directed.


Encls.: As stated
Reference: DepEd Order: No. 89, 2012
To be indicated in the Perpetual Index under the following subjects:


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18 thoughts on “DepEd declares January 24, 2015 as the commencement of Early Registration”

  1. things to be clarify.. thanks in advance!. who will be accepted as grade 1 for this school year 2015-2016? … my daughter’s birtdate is on September 7, 2009… is she qualified for g1?. my rumors na hindi DW tinatanggap kpag walang 6 years old by June..

    • Ganon din sana ask ko. Sa November 26 pa kasi sya mag 6. Tapos na sya sa pre-school and honor student pa. Di rin sya tinatanggap sa school kasi 5 lang daw po. Dapat daw at least by October. Pwede po paclarify?

  2. Tanong ko lang po.. Mag pa five po yung anak ko ngayong august 12, tpos napa register ko na siya sa kindergarten nung january 24,2015.. Kaya lang po ang sabi ng mga teachers sa school invalid na raw po yun kasi nagbaba daw ng memo ang DepEd na hanggang june 1, 2015 nlang daw po ang age cut-off na pwede ienroll instead of oct. 31, 2015.. Totoo po yun?

    • Good Morning,

      Question: Who will be accepted as Kindergarten pupil in this school year 2015-2016?

      Answer: Register all pupils who are 5 years old by June 1 and will turn 5 years old on or before October 31, 2015.

      – Mark

  3. Gusto ko lang pu sanang e clarify po mam.. Kindergarten po ung anak ko ngayon sy2014-2015.,1st honor po xa.. Pro sabi nla hindi pa po raw xa pwedeng mg grade1 kac ung birthadate nia ay aug. 07,2009…anung ngyari po?? Kac d aw po wla pa xa sa tamang edad nia..

  4. My daughter 5 years old na last year October2014. Is she accepted in Grade one this coming June either public or private school? Thanks and God bless

  5. good afternoon. Ask ko lang if eligible ba mag grade 1 yung son ko? He already attended 2 years pre-elem
    but his mag six cya sa dec?



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