A child who is 5 years old or who will turn 5 by August 1 will be able to enroll in primary school.See the state law that outlines these requirements here. (a) A person who, on the first day of September of any school year, is at least five years of age and under 21 years of age, or is at least 21 years of age and under 26 years of age and is admitted by a school district to complete the requirements for a high school diploma is entitled to the benefits of the available school fund for that year. Section 11302, regardless of the residence of the person, of either parent of the person, or of the person's guardian or other person having lawful control of the person;(6) the person is a foreign exchange student placed with a host family that resides in the school district by a nationally recognized foreign exchange program, unless the school district has applied for and been granted a waiver by the commissioner under Subsection (e);(7) the person resides at a residential facility located in the district;(8) the person resides in the school district and is 18 years of age or older or the person's disabilities of minority have been removed; or(9) the person does not reside in the school district but the grandparent of the person:(A) resides in the school district; and(B) provides a substantial amount of after-school care for the person as determined by the board.(b-1) A person who is 21 years of age or older and is admitted by a school district for the purpose stated in Subsection (b) is not eligible for placement in a disciplinary alternative education program or a juvenile justice alternative education program if the person engages in conduct that would require or authorize such placement for a student under the age of 21. The commissioner shall respond to a district's request not later than the 60th day after the date of receipt of the request. Schools may enroll underage students in kindergarten based on local board policy.A district’s policy may consider factors other than readiness, such as availability of funding and space.It is always best to visit your local school and ask these questions directly.Most schools have their enrollment requirements available as a handout for parents. In Kentucky, under state law, all children must be enrolled in and attend school between the ages of 6 and 18.
How would I qualify for a change in classification? If I receive information from the OSU Office of Financial Aid that indicates that I am a resident, does it mean I have been classified as a resident?
We also encourage parents to visit the school - with their children - prior to the first day of school.Q. Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, the entry date changes from October 1 to August 1.
A child who is 6 years old or who turns 6 by August 1, must attend public school.
How will OSU determine my initial residency status?
How will I be notified about my initial residency classification?