For first-time access to the online application site, you will need a Personal Identification Number (PIN), which is used in place of your signature.
Non-CPS students applying to grades 5-8, click here for instructions.
PreK-8th grade applicants:
If you are applying for a student entering grades PreK through eight in the 2017-2018 school year, your first step is to submit a request for a PIN by clicking "Apply Online" above. (The PIN request deadline is November 28, 2016.) The PIN will be mailed to your home, and you will use it to access the application site and submit your applications. (Non-CPS students applying to Selective Enrollment Elementary Schools for grades 5-8, please click the link for "Non-CPS students" above.)
9th grade applicants:
If you are applying for a student entering the 9th grade in the 2017-2018 school year, your child’s PIN is contained in his/her Eligibility/PIN Letter. Eligibility/PIN Letters were distributed to CPS, charter, and contract school students in September; if your child did not receive this letter, contact his/her school. (Non-CPS students applying to Selective Enrollment High Schools for grade 9, please click the link for "Non-CPS students" above.) To enter your PIN, click "Apply Online."