Registration Information

Apply now! Spring 2021 classes

The Carlos Rosario School is accepting new applicants for the Spring semester, which begins February 8th. Start your application by adding your name to the Interest List. Add your name by December 11th to be considered for Spring classes.

Note: the Interest List helps us contact you to complete your application. It is not a waiting list



Distance Learning

During the Spring 2021 semester, our students will likely continue learning online. All students receive a device and support for how to use it.

We are available to answer any questions about safety and distance learning by phone and email. 

Learn more about our COVID-19 response

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Eligibility and Application Process

What is the process for application?

  1. Sign up on the school Interest List by December 11
  2. A member of our team will contact you within a few weeks to complete an English placement test and confirm your class
  3. For Career Training, GED and Citizenship programs, you will complete additional testing and advising sessions
  4. If there is space available in your class, you will be registered the week of February 1-5


What is required to complete registration?

  • An official government ID
  • A document as proof of DC home address*
  • If you are under 26 years old, provide a copy of immunization records


Who may enroll in classes at the school?

Regular classes are open to DC residents who meet one or more of the following Adult Basic Education (ABE) criteria:

  • Lack sufficient mastery of basic educational skills to enable them to function effectively in society;
  • Do not have a certificate of graduation from a school providing secondary education and who has not achieved an equivalent level of education; and/or
  • Have limited ability in speaking, reading, writing, or understanding the English language and whose native language is a language other than English


*There may be some classes that are open to non-DC residents. Beyond our tuition-free class offerings, the School also offers special fee-based programs that are open to students, employees and the public, such as Community Language Classes and the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Workshop Series. These programs are usually held on weekends when classes are not in session. These programs do not have the same registration and enrollment requirements as tuition-free classes.


General Application Information

Spring Semester First-Come First-Served

The Spring semester begins February 8th. During Spring application dates, we serve a limited number of students on a first come first served basis. Add your name to the Interest List by December 11th to be considered for the Spring 2021 semester.

Fall Semester – Lottery

The Fall semester begins in August. The lottery only happens for fall semester classes. For classes where there are more applicants than spaces available, the school conducts a lottery so all new applicants have the same chance to enter into their class.


Questions? Read our Lottery FAQs or email