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Enrollment Information → Proofs of Age, Identity, Residency, & Immunizations

Proofs of Age, Identity, Residency, & Immunizations

Verification of Student's Age (5 to 21)

Documents below are listed in order of preference. Official documents issued by governmental entities located in the United States of America should be used in place of documents issued by entities outside of the United States of America whenever possible.

  • Birth certificate
  • Passport/visa
  • Physician's certificate
  • Church certificate
  • Hospital certificate
  • Parent's affidavit
  • Birth Registration
  • Other legal or notarized identification

Identity of Person Enrolling Student and Relationship to Student

Person enrolling student must present legal identification and proof of relationship to student. Anyone other than parent or legal guardian must complete MCPS Form 335-73, "Determination of Residency and Tuition Status"and contact Residency and International Admissions at 301-230-0686.

  • Photo ID
  • Driver's license
  • Passport
  • Permanent resident alien card
  • Naturalization papers
  • Birth certificate
  • Court order
  • Separation or divorce decree

Acceptable Proofs of Residency in Montgomery County

  • Homeowners: If homeowner, a copy of your current property tax bill. A copy can be obtained for a fee from the Montgomery County Department of Finance at 240-777-8950 (or a free copy can be downloaded from the Montgomery County Department of Finance web site), or

  • Renters: If renter, a copy of your current (less than 1 year old) lease. If lease is more than 1 year old, a copy of your lease and a current utility bill, or

  • Shared Housing Residents: If living in shared housing, a notarized MCPS Form 335-74: Shared Housing Disclosure (available at all schools) and either a copy of the current property tax bill of the homeowner or a copy of the lease of renter with whom student and parent are living and other supporting documents.

    • Supporting documents for shared housing must be in the name of parent/guardian at the address shown on MCPS Form 335-74: Shared Housing Disclosure: Examples of acceptable supporting documents are W-2, current pay stub, income tax return, two consecutive bank statements, medical bills, car registration, car insurance policy/bill, current utility bill, current phone bill, voter registration card, INS application, government or official correspondence at residential address. Three documents are needed.

     
  • Homeless Residents: If homeless, information and forms can be found on the Enrolling Homeless Students page.

Anyone who is not a resident of Montgomery County must complete MCPS Form 335-73, "Determination of Residency and Tuition Status" (available at all schools) and contact Residency and International Admissions at 301-230-0686.

Physical Examinations and Immunizations

A physical examination is required for students entering Maryland public schools for the first time or transferring from a private school. The examination must be done within nine months before or six months after enrollment.

Please see the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Back to School Immunization Requirements. (external site)

Acceptable Proofs of Full Immunization Compliance

  • Maryland Immunization Certificate 896, or
  • Computer generated printout from doctor’s office

Montgomery County Public Schools

Contact MCPS

Call: 301-309-6277 | Spanish Hotline: 301-230-3073
E-mail: ASKMCPS@mcpsmd.org

Contact Employee & Retiree Services Center

Call: 301-517-8100 | E-mail: ersc@mcpsmd.org

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