Selective Service Requirements

Practically all males, U.S. citizens and immigrants living in the United States, who are between the ages of 18 and 25, are required to register with Selective Service. Exemptions: are (1) males born before January 1, 1960, (2) non-citizens who entered the United States for the first time after the age of 26, (3) males hospitalized, incarcerated, or institutionalized during ages of 18-25 years, (4) males currently in the armed services and on active duty, and (5) citizens of the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, or the Federated States of Micronesia. For more information visit the Selective Service website at

To be eligible to receive federal student aid, a student must: (1) be registered for Selective Service or (2) provide proof of non-registration as determined by the Selective Service Administration. You will need to submit documentation of your Selective Service status before you can receive any federal student aid.

You may submit any of the following documents listed below as proof of registration:

  • Selective Service Registration
  • Acknowledgement or letter of registration
  • Evidence of exemption from the Selective Service registration process
  • Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Form DD-214), if applicable

To obtain proof of your Selective Service registration or non-registration form, contact Selective Service at (847) 688-6888 or go to