The enrollment process at online schools and traditional schools usually follows the same steps, except that this process usually takes place in person at a traditional school, and through e-mail and fax at an online school. However, some traditional schools do offer online enrollment.
The requirements for school enrollment vary by state, regardless of whether or not the school is traditional or online. Parents must still provide the same educational records, medical records, authorizations forms and other items required by the state in both situations. Students at online schools are usually permitted to enroll online, even if traditional schools in the area must enroll in person.