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Step 4 to Choosing a School: Prepare for Enrollment

Make sure you have all the documents necessary to enroll in the school of your choice.

Step 4 to Choosing a School: Prepare for Enrollment

Gathering your documents

All schools require certain information and documents to enroll. The following checklist will give you a basic idea of what you’ll need to enroll your student. It is still very important that you check with your school of choice to find out their specific requirements.

  • Completed enrollment form from the school
  • Parent/guardian photo ID
  • Proof of address
  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Immunization record
  • Transcripts/report card from previous schools

What qualifies as an official proof of address? Here are a few options.

  • Driver’s license
  • Detroit ID*
  • Utility bill
  • W-2
  • Pay stub
  • Official government mail
  • Public assistance documents

*The Detroit ID is for ALL Detroiters, including returning citizens, homeless individuals, and immigrants regardless of immigration status. To learn more, call (800) 408-1599 or click here.

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