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Birth Year Guide [1971-72]

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What Year Was I Born?Student Applications

what is this?

how does it work?

help me find my birth year!

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 1967 (the first day of school), and that they will be turning 12 during the 1967-68 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 1955.

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 1952.

help me find my birth year!

Use the table below to work out in which year your character was born:

year of school

applied foryear born in

(sept. - dec.)year born in

(jan. - aug.)first19591960second19581959third19571958fourth19561957fifth19551956sixth19541955seventh19531954

And that's it! If you're looking for help calculating an adult's age, a useful age calculator to use is this one.

If you have any questions, feel free to PM an administrator.

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