First Round CPS 2019-2020 Applications Close 12/14/18!

Don’t miss the 12/14/18 deadline to apply to a wide range of CPS options for Fall 2019.  Paper applications must be RECEIVED by 6pm at CPSOAE (see below) and online applications need to be submitted by 11:59pm via  Only families who have a CPS Student ID can use the online application.  All others need to use a paper application.

Submit elementary or high school paper applications to the Office of Access and Enrollment, 42 W. Madison St., Garden Level, Chicago, IL 60602. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THE SCHOOL(S) TO WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING. Applications must be RECEIVED by December 14, 2018 by 6pm. Note that this is a RECEIVED BY date, NOT a postmarked date.
Applications received after December 14, 2018, will not be processed.

Researching schools? Check out the very informative GoCPS Search tool which can quickly show you school locations based on program types (magnet, selective enrollment, IB, military, CTE) or program group (fine & performing arts, STEM, academic centers, etc), sorted by grades or ratings, etc.  Clicking on a school’s name will show a bounty of school data.

Second rounds for any programs that still have space typically begins in April for high school and May for elementary schools.

Good luck on your CPS school search!

8 thoughts on “First Round CPS 2019-2020 Applications Close 12/14/18!”

  1. Hello,

    Why so silent here? Where is everyone from cpsobsessed?

    With the deadline passing, aren’t we excited about the possibilities coming in the spring?

    Who else is taking selective exams in Jan, especially for high school? How are your kids preparing for it?

    My 8th grader is scheduled for the 19th. Kinda studying some math over break to prepare. Review materials include ISEE and SSAT books.

    1. Hi! My son is testing 1/19 also. I haven’t been through this process since they started the gocps site. I feel a bit lost—in the past, didn’t we have an admission ticket that served as ID? I haven’t received anything this time except for a text immediately after I scheduled. The site shows that he is registered, but I’d prefer something more official… Is he just supposed to show up with pencils?

      1. Yup, nothing in the mail as well. Probably will get a robo call to remind us of the test this weekend.

        I guess just show up with pencils. It’s the first time through this process for us. With so much riding on this one test, we’re going in kinda blind. This makes me nervous.

        Good luck.

  2. JenFG,

    Just received the robo call and email to confirm the testing date/time along with some instructions for Sat.

    Hope you received them as well.

  3. Spoke with CPS OAE and they said results for high school will be posted in late March and K-8 in late April.

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