AND ANSWERS ABOUT THE HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRAR PROGRAM
What are the requirements to be appointed as a Selective Service
A: To qualify for appointment as a Selective Service Registrar,
volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, be citizens of
the United States, and must be registered with Selective Service,
if required to do so. The Registrar may be a guidance counselor,
teacher, or member of the schools administrative staff.
Where can I get an application for an Uncompensated Registrar
A: You may complete the High School
Registrar on-line application or if you have not received
an application form in the Teachers Kit packet sent
to your school, you may request an Uncompensated Registrar
Appointment Form (SSS Form 402) by contacting Selective Service
Selective Service System Registrar Program
P.O. Box 94737 Palatine, IL 60094-4737
Phone: Toll-Free 1-(888) 655-1825 (press 00 for
Q: What do I
have to do as a Selective Service Registrar and is there any
A: After completing the
Uncompensated Selective Service Registrar Appointment Form (SSS
Form 402 –HS7) and receiving the basic registration supplies,
the Registrar’s duties are minimal and as easy as facilitating
on-line registration (www.sss.gov)
by male students on school computers connected to the
Internet; or, making registration forms available to students,
and sending completed registration forms to Selective Service
in the preaddressed, pre-paid envelopes we provide. There is
no record keeping involved. The registration verification
notice and other information will be mailed directly to the
student’s home address. At
http://www.sss.gov/Inforegstr-04/IMFOREGISTRARS.htm a SSS
Registrar can obtain electronic versions of the “Information
for Registrars” handbook. This handbook includes detailed
information for administering the program. It also lists
pertinent Selective Service telephone numbers and addresses if
a Registrar requires assistance.
registration supplies are provided to the Registrars?
A: Upon appointment, Registrars
will receive the following items: (1) Selective Service
Registration Forms (SSS Form 1), (2) postage-paid envelopes
for returning completed registration forms to Selective
Service, (3) available on-line at
“Information for Registrars” handbook and at
http://www.sss.gov/sssyou/sssyou.htm the “Selective Service and
You – Time to Register” registration information brochure, (4)
a display poster, and (5) a supply order form for requesting
Most of the students get a reminder registration card
in the mail, why do they need Registrars?
A: Not all young men receive reminder registration cards
in the mail. Also, even those who receive a card in the mail
often procrastinate completing their registration. Timely
registration reduces the delay and disqualification many students
could experience if their registration obligation were not
fulfilled at the time they turn 18 years of age. Therefore,
it is important that all young men are made aware of the requirement
to register, and register on time.
The Federal Student Financial Aid form has a block for the
student to register. Should they check the box even though
the SSS Registrar at school just sent in the students registration
form a couple of weeks ago?
A: It is not necessary. But if they do, the information
will be used to update an existing registration record, if
Does a students disability preclude the requirement
A: Men with disabilities that would disqualify them from
military service still must register with Selective Service.
Selective Service does not presently have authority to classify
men, so even men with obvious handicaps must register now.
Classifications would only be established if a draft were
Will a registrant be drafted?
A: Even though a young man registers, he will not automatically
be inducted into the military. In a crisis requiring a draft,
men would be called in a sequence determined by random lottery
number and year of birth. Then, they would be examined for
mental, physical, and moral fitness by the military before
being inducted, deferred, or exempted.
dont women have to register?
A: When President Carter resumed registration in 1980,
he asked Congress to change the law and include women. However,
Congress did not act on his request. For women to be included
in the registration requirement, Congress would have to change
the wording of the law.