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  • The GoCPS application for the 2024-25 school year is open now through November 9, 2023 at 5 pm!

    Explore school programs here

    Apply Now!

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  • Preparing to apply for grades K-9? Sign up for a GoCPS family training today!

    We’ll walk families through a virtual training session on how to apply to school programs in GoCPS. Trainings will be available in both English and Spanish.

    Sign Up for a GoCPS Family Training

  • Attention: Elementary and high school selective enrollment waitlists for the 2023-24 school year are now closed.

    Selective enrollment programs will no longer be extending waitlist offers for the current 2023-24 school year.

    Choice school program waitlists for the 2023-24 school year will remain open until January 2024.

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  • Attention 8th graders! The HSAT will take place on October 11, 2023 for current CPS students, and October 14, 15, or 21, 2023 for students not currently enrolled at CPS.

    Current CPS students do not need to register for the HSAT. They will take the exam at school during the school day. Students not currently enrolled at a CPS school will need to register for the HSAT within the GoCPS application by October 6, 2023.

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  • Still looking for a 23-24 placement? The Rolling Waitlist is still open for both high school and elementary school!

    Haven’t started an application? Click here to register. (Students who applied in the fall of 2022 do not need to register!)

    rolling waitlist Guide      Log in to GoCPS   

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About GoCPS

GoCPS allows families to explore and apply to nearly every CPS school and program through one online platform. Whether you are a current CPS family or new to the District, GoCPS is the gateway to finding the right school for you.

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The Application Process is Divided into Three Phases:

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Summer 2023

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Fall 2023

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Spring 2024

Important Dates

2023-2024 School Year

Important Dates

High School

  • SEPTEMBER 13th, 2023 - Application Period Opens
  • OCTOBER 11th, 2023 - CPS High School Admissions Exam for CPS Students
  • OCTOBER 14-15, 21 - CPS High School Admissions Exam for Non-CPS Students
  • NOVEMBER 9th, 2023 - Application Period Closes
  • NOVEMBER 22nd, 2023 - Re-rank Period Closes
  • SPRING 2024 - Results Released
  • SPRING 2024 - Principal Discretion Process Opens
  • SPRING 2024 - Accept/Decline Deadline
  • SPRING 2024 - Principal Discretion Application Closes
  • SPRING 2024 - Rolling Waitlist Process Opens
  • 2 BUSINESS DAYS AFTER OFFER ISSUED - Waitlist Accept/Decline Deadline
  • SPRING 2024 - Principal Discretion Results Released


With GoCPS, researching our schools just got a lot simpler.
Use the search function to find the right CPS school for you!


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