How to Find Selective Service Registration Number Online

By Contributor - Updated May 31, 2017
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In order to receive any kind of government aid, including scholarships and other financial assistance in the United States, males between the ages of 18 and 25 must register with the Selective Service System. You can check if someone is registered for the selective service online at the official government website. If for scholarship or other federal aid eligibility, you need to provide your selective service registration number.

Go to the Selective Service System website at There is a section of the website entitled, "Online Verification of Your Selective Service Registration."

Fill out the man's last name, Social Security number and date of birth. You'll also need to enter information in the reCAPTCHA box to verify you are a person and not a computer.

Click on the "submit" button. You will be taken to a page that displays the man's name, selective service number and the date that he registered. Note that only registrations of men born on or after January 1, 1960 can be verified in this manner.

Print this information and hold onto this paperwork for future reference.

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