"The other 10% is the "EAT" (Especially Advanced Talent) Class for agents who use their powers to battle evil."
The E.A.T. curriculum, standing for Especially Advantaged Talent, which is the curriculum that involves the student to use their power to fight against evil. The last 10% of the student body make up and follow this curriculum.
Unlike the NOT Class, however, they do gain special privileges. E.A.T. Class Meister and Weapons get to afford to live in actual custom apartments, enjoy special privileges like being able to ride on a moped illegally or without a license, and most E.A.T. students are the more popular students since they make up 10% of the school. In addition, they can be occasionally called to help out the NOT Class as a sort of mentor like that of the staff. Lastly, as E.A.T. Students, they're allowed to partake in quests that involves the hunting of evil human souls (Kishin Eggs), witches, and are involved in the DWMA's Military departments as well as able to fight against evil.
Quests are missions undertaken exclusively by the E.A.T. Class student body outside the academy and are dangerous. Many of their missions revolves around the execution of those on Shinigami's List (Kishin Eggs in the anime) as well as investigations of supernatural occurrences and even assassinations. People who go on quests are often also collecting and trying to attain 99 souls of evil humans on Shinigami's list (Kishin Egg in the anime) and one Witch soul to create a Death Scythe.
The quests are organized into different ranks; each student also has a rank. Depending on their corresponding rank, they're allowed to take on missions suited for them. These quests seem to be organized by the Receptionist as well as N.O.T Students in order by rank. Quests are found on the Mission Board.
Students and staff members that also participate/ areinvolved in various in E.A.T. course curriculum are ranked in a one to three star system. Demon Weapons are ranked alongside their Meisters. One-Star and Two-Stars is the ranking which the students are able to receive. Three-Stars are the highest ranking and associated with with professors who teach the E.A.T. curriculum classes such as Sid Barrett.
There's two special testing elusive to the DWMA in which students partake in:
- Ultimate Written Exam: The Ultimate Written Exam, also known as the Super Written Exam, is a test given to both meisters and weapons within the academy every year which focuses on the Soul Studies subject.
- Athletics Test:The Athletic Test is a test of an individual's physical fitness and is much more intense then that of normal athletics tests. Both the EAT and NOT class take this test.
Within the student body in the EAT Class, students are normally put into teams consisting of three Meisters and a varying number of Demon Weapons depending on the type of Meister. These teams are put together by the staff based on their capability of resonating with one another, with the staff members also picking the team's leader. Known teams include:
In response to an event such as the kidnapping of an important DWMA member or an underlying threat, a elite unit of EAT Class students may be put together that specializes in dealing with specific situations by the staff members and headmaster. There's only one, known elite unit:
- Spartoi (スパルトイ, Sparutoi): An elite unit consisting of two-star Weapons and Meisters to deal with supressing the threat of both the Witch Order and the Kishin. This team is a merge between both Maka's Team and Kilik's Team.
While having classes also available to the NOT Class, the E.A.T. Class also has classes exclusive to this curriculum:
The class lessons are based around on the subject of 'Soul Studies' (魂学 Tamashii Gaku translated as Phasmology in the English dub) as knowledge of souls are important for the students. It seems that both the E.A.T. Class and NOT Class take these lessons.
In addition to Soul Studies, lessons can pertain to that of battle, such as lesson on Soul Wavelength Synchronization. Lessons pertaining to battle and fighting are called Battle Arts. Only the E.A.T. class partake in Battle Art Lessons.
Remedial Classes are lessons in which failing students take if they've have not collected any souls and/or haven't complete their quests. These lessons seem to be orchestrated by the Headmaster and some of the staff.
Popularly known weapon and meisters are able to have "sponsors" with which they make deals with corporate sponsors to make money and get rich. Students who signs deals to do sponsors usually use the money they earn for donations.
Main article: Death Festival The Death Festival (also known as the Battle Festival, Shibusai) is a annual tournament held ever year on October 31. It is the biggest and most popular event of the year. Only E.A.T. Students participate in the Death Festival.
Main article: Death Bazaar Death Bazaar is a big event held in Death Pain Square in which people bring their used articles to the square and sell them on more mutual and cheaper price, much like that of a flea market.
DWMA's Anniversary Eve Celebration
Main article: DWMA Anniversary Eve Celebration The DWMA Anniversary Eve Celebration is a event in which the entire school and student body celebrate the founding of the academy on the day before its actual day in which it was founded. The celebration is held on April 1.