High school applications for the 2018-19 school year at Chicago Public Schools are now available on GoCPS!

This year we are making it easier to apply to every CPS high school with one site, one application and one deadline at go.cps.edu. Applications will be accepted from October 10 through December 22, and students and families should take their time to carefully evaluate the best options for them.

Through the application process, students can apply to up to 20 Non-Selective Enrollment programs and six Selective Enrollment programs. As part of the process, you will rank your choices in order of preference and then in March of 2018, you’ll receive a single best offer to your highest ranked program with available seats.

We know this is both an exciting and stressful time for 8th grade families and a lot of big decisions lie ahead, but the entire Chicago Public Schools team is here to support you through every step of the process. Your elementary school counselors, your principals, your teachers, the Office of Access and Enrollment and a wide variety of community partners are all here to answer questions and help you think about your decisions.

We will be providing more information in the coming weeks, including events and activities where you can learn more about schools and the GoCPS platform. So we encourage you to use these next two and a half months to ask questions, research, plan, and make thoughtful application decisions. There’s no need to rush.

Best wishes for a great application season!

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Need Help?

If you have any questions, contact the Office of Access and Enrollment at 773-553-2060 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or email gocps@cps.edu.