CPS High Application Activation Codes & NWEA MAP Test Dates 

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If you are a family applying to a Chicago Public Schools high school for the 2018-19 school year, you will receive the first critical piece of high school application material beginning this week when you receive your GoCPS Activation Code. This Activation Code will be used to create your GoCPS high school application account and access your student’s high school program eligibility information in August 2017. This will give you as much as a two month early start on the application process!

Activation Codes will be delivered to school counselors between June 8 and June 14, and they will be distributed to students to bring home. Delivery date ranges for Activation Code letters are estimated based on the schedule of the CPS Warehouse and actual delivery dates will vary by school. Please save this Activation Code in an easy-to-find location until August.

For Non-CPS families applying to a Chicago Public Schools high school for the 2018-19 school year, test date registration for NMWEA MAP testing is now available. Chicago Public Schools (CPS) utilizes the Northwestern Evaluation Association Measures of Academic Progress (NWEA MAP) for the eligibility/selection process for students applying to CTE-College and Career Academies, IB High Schools, Magnet High Schools, and Military Academies; as well as to Selective Enrollment Elementary and High Schools, and other high schools with academic requirements.

Click here to access instructions on how to register for NWEA MAP testing.

In the meantime, make sure to visit go.cps.edu and subscribe to the site today! By subscribing, you will receive notices and reminders when key functions of the application process are opened to the public, including a notice in August 2017 to use your Activation Code to create your GoCPS account.


If you have additional questions, please contact Chicago Public Schools at:

CPS Office of Access and Enrollment

773-553-2060 | gocps@cps.edu

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