Selective Service Requirement for Males age 26 or older who Did Not Register
Once a male turns 26 years of age, he can no longer register with Selective Service.
To qualify for Georgia’s state aid programs, Georgia state law requires male students to have registered with Selective Service.
For state aid programs, you may request a Selective Service Exemption if you did not knowingly and willfully fail to register.
Reasons a Selective Service Exemption may be granted (with the request form, documentation, or a Status Information Letter)
- You entered the country after the age of 25
- You served in the Armed Forces (was on Active Duty, a Military Academy, the Coast Guard, or Officer Procurement Program)
- You were born before January 1, 1960
- You have failed to register due to continuous Incarceration, Medical, or Institutional Confinement
- You identify as Transgender and did not register
- You are 26 or older and did not knowingly and willfully fail to register
- You are an international student on a valid F or M category Visa
To Submit a Selective Service Exemption for state aid programs:
- Complete the GSFC Selective Service Exemption Request Form
- Instructions are on the form
- Determine any documentation you have to support your failure to register.
- This may include a Status Information Letter (SIL) from the Selective Service System
- Upload the Selective Service Request Form and Document(s)
- Student must have a GAfutures student account
- Acceptable file types: pdf, jpg, jpeg, png, bmp, tif, tiff
Your college or university cannot award any state aid programs if you do not have a Selective Service Registration or an approved Exemption with GSFC.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I receive HOPE/Zell Miller Scholarship if I have not registered for Selective Service?
Male students who did not register, may request a Selective Service Exemption. See information above of how to request an exemption.
I was assigned female at birth but no longer identify with this assignment. Do I still need to register?
No, you may submit a Selective Service Exemption. See information above of how to request an exemption.
For more information, visit Selective Service System