Frequently Asked Conventional Non-Public School Questions - School Code Numbers
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Yes. You must obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN) by going to the US Internal Revenue Service web site and clicking there first on "Businesses"; then on "Starting a Business"; and then on "Employer Identification Number."
You may apply there on line for an EIN. In addition, you must obtain a "Withholding Identification Number" from the North Carolina Department of Revenue, P.O. Box 25000, Raleigh, NC 27640.
Their telephone number in Raleigh is (877) 252-3052.
No, no school code numbers are issued or used by DNPE. All non-public schools are referenced only by the non-public school's name.
If your non-public school is completing a form from some local, state or federal government agency asking for your school code number, simply enter on that line the word "Non-Public" instead of entering a school code number.
School code numbers are issued to non-public schools by standardized testing companies for students wishing to register for their college entrance or scholarship tests.
See the next question for more information.
By the non-public school chief administrator (or his/her designee) contacting each of the test companies individually and requesting from them a school code number.
The US Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) issues this number to all non-public schools which voluntarily participate in its annual Public School Universe Survey (PSS).
A NCES non-public school number is assigned when it is first included in the Private School Universe Survey. Schools wishing to participate in future surveys may click here to complete and file the form to request to be included in the next PSS data collection.