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School Enrollment
Overview

This page provides information on Oregon's school enrollment requirement.

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Requirement for First Time Driving Privilege in Oregon

The parent or legal guardian for all applicants under 18 years of age is required to certify the applicant is in school or exempt from school attendance, or the applicant must provide proof of graduation from high school or receipt of a General Education Development (GED) certification when DMV issues their first Oregon driving privilege. It is also required the first time a driving privilege is issued to an applicant under 18 years of age after their driving privilege has been canceled or revoked.

Certification of or Exemption from School Attendance

The certification of school attendance or exemption is on the Application for Driving Privileges or ID Card, Form 173. The certification is stating that the applicant is:

  • Enrolled in a school of this state or any other state or country;
  • Enrolled in a community college and making satisfactory progress toward a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate;
  • Being taught by a private teacher, legal guardian or parent in compliance with ORS 339.035;
  • Exempt from school attendance requirements due to circumstances beyond the applicant's control; or
  • Exempt from school attendance requirements under ORS 339.030(2).
Proof of High School Graduation or Receipt of a GED

The applicant may provide one of the following as proof of high school graduation:

  • High school diploma;
  • Certified copy of high school transcript showing that the applicant has graduated; or 
  • Letter, on school letterhead and signed by the principal or the principal's designee, stating that the applicant has graduated from high school.  

The applicant may provide one of the following as proof of receipt of a GED:

  • GED certificate; or
  • Letter from the Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development, on agency letterhead and signed by an authorized representative, stating that the applicant has received a GED certificate.
Reinstating or Clearing a Suspension for Withdrawal from School

Applicants under 18 years of age are required to provide a Statement of Enrollment form or proof of graduation or receipt of a GED certificate when DMV:

  • Reinstates driving privileges following a suspension for withdrawal from school; or
  • Clears a suspension for withdrawal from school before the suspension goes into effect.
Statement of Enrollment Form

The Statement of Enrollment (Form 735-7185) must be obtained from your school, school district or educational service district. They must be able to certify that you are:

  • Enrolled in a school of this state or any other state or country;
  • Attending a community college and making satisfactory progress toward a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate;
  • Being taught by a private teacher, legal guardian or parent in compliance with ORS 339.035; or
  • Exempt from school attendance requirements under ORS 339.030(2).
Related Information

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