What Year Was I Born?
Student Applications
what is this? (#post_what)
 how does it work? (#post_how)
 help me find my birth year! (#post_find)

What is this?
Maths can be hard, so we made a table (below) to help you out if you're stuck on what the birth year of your character should be!
Hogwarts students typically receive their letters on their 11th birthday. This means that this term's incoming first years must be 11 by 1 September 1966 (the first day of school), and that they will be turning 12 during the 196667 school year. Second years will be 12, turning 13; third years will be 13, turning 14; and so on.
How Does It Work?
To find your birth year, you'll first need to decide which year you're applying for. Once you've done that...
If your character's birthday falls
between 1 September and 31 December, you'll need to look at the
second column to find your birth year.
Example:
Harmony Jane Glover is applying to be a first year this term. Her birthday is 19 September, which means that her birth year is 1954. If your character's birthday falls between
1 January and 31 August, you'll need to look at the
third column to find your birth year.
Example:
Rodney Benedict Wolsey was homeschooled for four years. He's applying to enter Hogwarts in his fifth year. His birthday is 1 March, which means that his birth year is 1951.help me find my birth year!
Use the table below to work out in which year your character was born:
year of school applied for  year born in (sept.  dec.)  year born in (jan.  aug.) 
first  1954  1955 
second  1953  1954 
third  1952  1953 
fourth  1951  1952 
fifth  1950  1951 
sixth  1949  1950 
seventh  1948  1949 
And that's it! If you're looking for help calculating an adult's age, a useful age calculator to use is this one (https://www.freeonlinecalculatoruse.com/agecalculator.html).
If you have any questions, feel free to PM an administrator (http://hogwartsschool.net/sortinghat/index.php?page=staff_directory).