The Office of the Registrar provides administrative support at the Defense Information School. Our purpose is to abide by established policies and procedure to ensure efficient management of all training courses in the area of quota management, course scheduling, student records and documentation. The operations conducted in the Registrar’s Office are: the coordination of course and classroom scheduling, and registration; the maintenance of information management; the administration and application of academic policies; safeguard and maintaining integrity of academic and student records, and data analysis and reporting.

DINFOS operates on a fiscal year schedule from October 1st to September 30th. All courses offered after October 1st of a particular year are considered part of the next fiscal year. For example, if a course begins Oct 1, 2019, it is listed under FY 2020.

Note: FY20 course schedules have been disrupted as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. We appreciate your patience during this time. Schedules will be adjusted once travel restrictions are removed, as directed by the DoD. For updates on COVID-19 related course schedules and changes, visit our Coronavirus Update page.

For inquiries, please email dma.meade.dinfos.list.registrar@mail.mil.

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Students attending or scheduled to attend DINFOS training should avoid any absences during scheduled instruction.  Students will not be excused from class except for sickness, scheduled medical, dental, out-processing appointments, or emergencies.  Absences of more than one academic day for other than medical reasons must be approved in advance by the Director and coordinated with the appropriate service detachment and academic director.

 

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Students who will not be present on Day 1 of class start date should submit an email to the registrar’s office. The email should indicate the reason for being late as will as the estimated time of arrival. The Registrar’s Office will coordinate with the Department Leadership and notify the student of their next steps. Late arrivals are not guaranteed a seat in the course.

 

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Military and DoD civilians will request courses through their Service or Civilian Personnel/Training Office. All International Military students are enrolled through Security Assistance Training Field Activity (SATFA). Non-DoD federal agencies must enroll through their Education and Training Office. DINFOS does not directly enroll students into courses.

 

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There is no tuition for military members or DoD civilians. The agency or unit is responsible for per diem and lodging.

Non-DoD civilian tuitions are calculated by course. Please contact the Registrar for cost or more information at 301-677-4648 or via email. If you are interested an attending a course, send a training request to the registrar’s office. The registrar will coordinate the package with the budget officer. Once the budget officer gives you an approval, the registrar will notify the requestor of the decision and place the potential student on the waitlist.

 

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Seats are allocated by quota source. For agencies that do not have a quota in a DINFOS course, you may request to be placed on the waitlist by submitting a training request to the Registrar’s Office. There are no guarantees that you will be given a seat.

 

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Waivers are initiated by the requester and routed through the Services’ Career Field or Quota Managers for approval.  The Career Field or Quota Manager will email the approved waiver memo and student information sheet to the Registrar’s Office. Then RO will prepare the waiver package for coordination, and route to DINFOS leadership for review and decision.  Once a decision is made, the Registrar will notify the career field or quota manager and the service detachment of the final decision. If the waiver is approved, the Registrar will coordinate to obtain a quota for the student in ATRRS.

Waivers will take up to 72 hours to complete. Suspense information listed below.   

Waiver Process Table

Waiver Type

Authorized

Requester

Submission suspense date NLT

Requires DINFOS approval

Approving Authority

RO will secure reservation

RO final action

Course prerequisite

  • Quota Manager
  • Civilian Supervisor

30 days

YES

Training Director

YES

Notify / File

Voice Audition

  • USAF Analysis Team

10 days

NO

Department Head

YES

Notify/File

GT Score

  • Quota Manager

10 days

NO

Training Director

YES

Notify/File

Reenrollment

  • Quota Manager or Proponent  

 

30 days

YES

Commandant

YES

Notify/File