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

    Didn’t apply in the fall? Click here to register. (Students who applied in the fall do not need to register)

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  • Apply to Pre-K programs and be a part of the live selections process, happening now!

    Pre-K Application Process

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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 2022

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Fall 2022

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Spring 2023

Important Dates

2022-23 School Year

Important Dates

High School

  • SEPTEMBER 21st, 2022 - Application Period Opens
  • OCTOBER 26th, 2022 - CPS High School Admissions Exam for CPS Students
  • NOVEMBER 5-6,12-13 - CPS High School Admissions Exam for Non-CPS Students
  • DECEMBER 8th, 2022 - Application Period Closes
  • MARCH 24th, 2023 - Results Released
  • MARCH 29th, 2023 - Principal Discretion Process Opens
  • APRIL 14th, 2023 - Accept/Decline Deadline
  • APRIL 14th, 2023 - Principal Discretion Application Closes
  • APRIL 24th, 2023 - Rolling Waitlist Process Opens
  • 2 BUSINESS DAYS AFTER OFFER ISSUED - Waitlist Accept/Decline Deadline
  • APRIL 28th, 2023 - 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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Chicago, IL 60602

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