DepEd starts early registration for SY 2023-2024

The Department of Education (DepEd) started the conduct of early registration of incoming Kindergarten, Grades 1, 7, and 11 learners in public schools starting on May 10 to June 9, 2023.

In the recent order, DepEd reiterates that all incoming learners enrolling in Kindergarten and Grades 1, 7, and 11 in all public elementary and secondary schools shall pre-register or participate in the early registration to allow the Department to make the needed preparations and adjustments of plans for the incoming SY.

On the other hand, incoming Grades 2-6, 8-10, and 12 learners from public schools are considered pre-registered and do not need to participate in the early registration. In the case of Private schools, they are encouraged to conduct their respective early registration activities in the same time frame.

For the conduct of the early registration, face-to-face transactions with schools are preferred, but schools may continue to implement other means of collecting registration forms. Schools Division Superintendents and School Heads will lead advocacy campaigns in their respective jurisdictions and encourage Out of School Children (OSC) and parents/guardians of prospective learners to participate in the early registration.

Furthermore, the policy orders all public elementary and secondary schools to update or encode daily in the Early Registration facility in the Learner Information System (LIS) using the school head or administrator account.

The schools will then use the print or electronic copies of the Basic Education Enrollment Form (Revised as of March 27, 2023) to ensure necessary information in registering incoming Kindergarten, Grades 1, 7, and 11 learners, and other data are appropriately captured.

In addition, the schools may also encode in the Early Registration facility, the prospective enrollees for other grade levels (Grades 2-6, 8-10, and 12) based on the previous school enrollment to get the overall picture of the expected enrollees for the next enrollment.

For more information on early registration, please contact the Planning Service-Education Management Information System Division through email at