Enrollment Guidelines for School Year 2024-2025

Enrollment Guidelines for School Year 2024-2025

JUN 25 2024


Assistant Secretaries
Minister, Basic, Higher and Technical Education, BARMM
Bureau and Service Directors
Regional Directors
Schools Division Superintendents
Public and Private Elementary and Secondary School Heads
State/Local Universities and Colleges Heads
Philippine Schools Overseas Heads
All Others Concerned

1. This Memorandum is issued to inform and provide guidance to all public schools and community learning centers (CLCs) on the enrollment procedures and protocols for School Year (SY) 2024-2025.

2. Consistent with DepEd Order (DO) No. 003, s. 2024 titled Amendment to DepEd Order No. 022, s. 2023 (Implementing Guidelines on the School Calendar and Activities for the School Year 2023-2024), SY 2024-2025 shall start on July 29, 2024. Hence, the Department of Education (DepEd) announces the conduct of enrollment in all public schools from July 3 to 26, 2024.

3. Enrollment in public elementary and secondary schools, including CLCs, shall be conducted through any of the following options:

a. In-person Enrollment;
b. Remote Enrollment (short messaging services [SMS] or any messaging applications, or email using the school's official numbers/accounts or email addresses, among others); and 
c. Dropbox Enrollment (located in schools, barangay halls near the school).

4. Private schools, state/local universities and colleges (SUCS/LUCs), and Philippine Schools Overseas (PSOs) offering basic education may adopt their own enrollment procedures consistent with their charters/school manuals and applicable DepEd policies. They shall report their official enrollment through their respective schools division offices on or before July 22, 2024. In the case of PSOs, their official enrollment shall be submitted to the Private Education Office (PEO).

5. The Basic Education Enrollment Form (Enclosure No. 1) shall be required for all public elementary and secondary schools for incoming Kindergarten, Grades 1, 7, and 11 enrollees, and transferees while a Confirmation Slip (Enclosure No. 2) shall be required for Grades 2-6, Grades 8-10, and Grade 12 enrollees to confirm their enrollment.

6. The Modified Alternative Learning System (ALS) Enrollment Form (Enclosure No. 3) shall be required for all ALS enrollees.

7. The documentary and eligibility requirements stipulated in DO 03, s. 2018 (Basic Education Enrollment Policy) shall remain in effect and shall be submitted until October 31, 2024. It is reiterated that in the absence of a Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Birth Certificate, the Birth Certificate (late registration) from the local civil registrar or a Barangay Certification containing the basic information of the child such as (a) name of the child (first name, middle name, last name); (b) name of parents; (c) date of birth; and (d) sex, may be submitted.

8. All public elementary and secondary schools shall strictly adhere to DO 19, s. 2008 (Implementation of No Collection Policy in All Public Elementary and Secondary Schools) regarding the authorized but voluntary fee collections. No payment collections shall be made as pre-requisite for the enrollment of learners particularly in the public schools.

9 Authorities of public and private schools are instructed to strictly enforced and implement the Kindergarten cut-off age as stipulated in DO 020, s. 2018 (Amendment to DepEd Order No. 47, s. 2016).

10. On the transmission of school records, only school's authorized personnel shall transmit the learners' records. Schools shall not compel learners and/or their parents/legal guardians to take responsibility in the transmission of learners' records.

11. Schools division superintendents and school heads shall facilitate the conduct of advocacy campaigns within their respective jurisdictions to inform the general public and encourage parents/legal guardians of prospective learners to enroll their school-aged children for SY 2024-2025.

12. For more information, please contact the Planning Service-Education Management Information System Division, 2nd Floor, Teodora Alonzo Building, Department of Education Central Office, DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City through email at ps.emisd@deped.gov.ph, and the Office the Assistant Secretary for Operations-Field Operations at asec.ops@deped.gov.ph.

13. Immediate dissemination of this Memorandum is desired.

By Authority of the Secretary:

  • Enrollment Guidelines for School Year 2024–2025 DM_s2024_032 Memo - DOWNLOAD 
  • Enrollment Form for School Year 2024–2025 DM_s2024_032 Memo - DOWNLOAD 
  • Revised ALS Enrollment Form - DOWNLOAD 
  • Confirmation Slip - DOWNLOAD 

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