Enrollment 2022: a guide to know how to enroll your children in public or private schools

After the Ministry of Education (Minedu) confirmed the start of face-to-face school classes for the last week of March, despite the start of the third wave of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, parents are already awaiting enrollment in 2022 for their minor children / ace.

Therefore, in this note we detail everything you need to know to enroll your little ones, whether in public or private schools.

Enrollment in public schools

It is important to note that school enrollment is free in public schools, it is not conditioned on the payment of ordinary fees or extraordinary contributions from the APAFA, vacancies, purchase of school texts, control notebook, school uniform, donations or other payments, under administrative responsibility , civil or criminal, of the director of the public EI.

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In addition, in order to enroll your child, you only have to present their: birth certificate, ID or student passport. It should be noted that the lack of these documents does not prevent enrollment since you can regularize them within 30 calendar days after the start of the school year.

Similarly, enrollment for former students is automatic. However, your data must be updated according to the schedule established by EI. Likewise, textbooks and workbooks are free, and the entrance evaluation is prohibited for students of initial and first grade of primary school.

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In case of conditioning of your son or daughter’s enrollment in a public institution, you can communicate:

  • For the regions: Call the free line 0-800-12344 nationwide, or go to the UGEL to which IE belongs and answer your questions.
  • For Metropolitan Lima: In addition to calling the toll-free line, go to the offices of the Ombudsman’s Office, implemented in the Ministry of Education, the Regional Directorate of Education of Metropolitan Lima and in its seven UGELs.

Registration on private plates

In the case of enrollment in private schools, you only have to pay the one-time entry fee, the enrollment fee and the teaching pension. If they require another payment, make sure it is approved by the DRE or UGEL.

Remember that enrollment is not conditional on payment of fees established by APAFA. In addition, you can buy school supplies, texts and uniforms in the establishment of your choice. Likewise, a school can charge for the concepts established within its Internal Regulations, as long as they have been informed to the parents and have their consent.

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  • You can verify in “Search for Schools” if the campus where your children will study has an official recognition and works within the law.
  • When searching for the school and not finding it in the records of the Ministry of Education, do not hesitate to report it in “Report an unauthorized school.”


  • The regular process begins before the start of the 2022 school year: the quarter prior to the start of classes which is December 2021, January, February and the first fortnight of March 2022.
  • The exceptional process begins anytime after the start of the 2022 school year (end of March), to before the end of the 2022 school year (November 23, 2022).


If you did not register your vacancy request, remember that this January 17th the second round begins with the institutions that still have vacancies available for initial 3 years, 1st of primary and 1st of secondary.

Check in the following image the other dates of the regular enrollment process for the School Year 2022:

Dates of the enrollment process 2022. Photo: Minedu

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