Kindergarten Age Requirement Information

According to Michigan Compiled Law under MCL 380.1147 and 388.1606 enrollment age changes for incoming kindergarten students are as follows:

  • 2015-2016 school year - 5 years old by September 1, 2015

Exceptions Provided for Enrollment Age

Resident child is not 5 years of age by date above, but will be 5 not later than December 1st Kindergarten Waiver Request form must be submitted not later than June 1st of that school year.

Child becomes a resident after June 1st, and will be 5 not later than December 1st Kindergarten Waiver Request form must be submitted not later than August 1st of that school year.

A school district that receives this written notification may make a recommendation to the parent or legal guardian that the child is not ready to enroll in kindergarten due to the child's age or other factors. However, regardless of this recommendation, the parent or legal guardian retains the sole discretion to determine whether or not to enroll the child in kindergarten.

PDF DocumentKindergarten Age Requirement Waiver Form