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Use this page to access the applications for the schools and programs in which you're interested.

Ways to Apply

Applications can be submitted during the fall application window.
Please see the home page for exact dates.

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Online

 Families can create or log into the GoCPS Portal to access the Online GoCPS Application. The online application is the preferred method of applying to GoCPS. This application is available in many languages including English, Spanish, Arabic, Urdu, Polish, etc.

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In Person

We understand that not all families have the same access to technology, so we have set up an application site where families can submit applications in person.

LOCATION:
 Colman School
CPS Administrative Office 
 4655 S. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60609 

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Over the Phone

Families can call the GoCPS Hotline to apply over the phone. Please call 773-553-2060 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm while the application window is open during the fall.

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Paper

Families can apply using a paper application. Please call the GoCPS Hotline at 773-553-2060, if you are interested in applying with a paper application. Paper applications must be submitted and received while the application window is open in the fall.

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Applying to Programs Vs. Schools

If you decide to apply to a school outside of your neighborhood school, you will apply, in most cases, to programs within that school vs. to the school as a whole.

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APPLY TO
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WORLD LANGUAGE PROGRAM
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FINE & PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAM
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INFORMATION & TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

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Selecting & Ranking Programs

As part of the application process, families can:

1

Select


CHOICE PROGRAMS

Select up to 20


SELECTIVE ENROLLMENT

Programs Select up to 6

2

Rank


CHOICE PROGRAMS

Rank 1-20 programs in order of preference with most desired ranked first and least desired ranked last


SELECTIVE ENROLLMENT

Programs Rank 1-6 programs in order of preference with most desired ranked first and least desired ranked last

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Results


CHOICE PROGRAMS

Receive single best offer if qualified and seats are available


SELECTIVE ENROLLMENT

Receive single best offer if qualified and seats are available

How to Rank Programs

Rank the programs that are selected in the true order of preference. You will receive a single best offer for the highest-ranked program that is matched. Ranking a school higher does not increase your chances of getting an offer. Make sure to rank programs in the order that you would like to attend them.

Changing School & Program Choices

Students can change the schools and programs that have been selected up until the application deadline. Changes can be made directly in a student’s GoCPS account or by calling the Office of Access and Enrollment at 773-553-2060. Make sure to resubmit all applications if any changes have been made.

Re-Ranking

Students are able to log into the GoCPS account and re-rank their choices up until the application deadline. No re-ranking will be possible once the application deadline has passed.

GUIDE TO RANKING AND CUT SCORES

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Application Guide Videos

A step-by-step guide to help you go through the entire application process.

CPS Students

Video GUIDE
 

Non-CPS Students

Video GUIDE
 

Apply to 10th - 12th grade

Each school establishes its own guidelines and requirements for students applying to grades 10th through 12th grade. Please contact the school to which you are interested in applying directly. Do NOT fill out the GoCPS Application.

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Connect With Us

Contact Info Office of Access & Enrollment

773-553-2060
gocps@cps.edu


Chicago Public Schools
42 W. Madison St, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60602

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