Don’t Forget An Important Part Of The School Year
Aug 29, 2017 - 12:03:17 PM
There are several reasons.
• First, it’s the law. Failure to register is a lot more serious than failing a test. You could be fined up to $250,000 or even sent to prison for up to five years—or both.
• Next, not registering may mean not getting a driver’s license (or citizenship if you’ve immigrated to the
• What’s more, it’s your civic duty. By registering all eligible men, Selective Service ensures a fair and equitable draft, if ever required, though there hasn’t been one since 1973.
Fortunately, registration is easy. Here are five ways to do so:
1. You’ll probably get a card in the mail. Simply fill it out and post it back.
2. If not, you can find Selective Service mail-back registration forms at any
3. If you’re applying to college, you can check “Register Me” on
4. If you’re in high school, chances are there’s a staff member or teacher appointed as a Selective Service Registrar and he or she can guide you through the registration process.
5. Perhaps simplest of all, you can go towww.sss.gov/Registration/Register-Now/Registration-Form and fill out the form online.
For further information about registering, so you’ll have one less thing to think about during the school year, go to www.sss.gov.