GoCPS High School Application Account Activation is Now Available
If you have a student who will apply to attend a CPS high school in the 2018-19 school year, it’s time to take the next
step in the high school application process and activate your GoCPS account. GoCPS is the district’s new online platform
that streamlines the application process for Chicago Public Schools and makes it more simple, equitable and transparent
for all families.

Applications don’t open until October 2, but by activating your account now, you will be able to:

 Create a username and password
 Create your primary parent/guardian profile
 Create profiles for each high school student in your family
 Link student data records for current CPS students to the profile
 View the programs your student(s) are eligible to apply to
 Verify that student records are accurate, and request updates and corrections
 “Favorite” top programs you are considering for applications in October

To begin the account activation process, visit this page: http://go.cps.edu/#/activate

Activation Codes
In order to activate your account, you will need to use the Activation Code from a letter sent home with your student at
the end of the school year. If you have misplaced or did not receive this code, please contact the Office of Access and
Enrollment at 773-553- 2060 from a telephone number on your student’s CPS student information file to have it
reissued. The OAE call center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Activation Codes will also be
included with the Eligibility Letters that will be distributed to students at school in September 2017.

Non-CPS students do not need an Activation Code. Just follow the prompts to create a new account.
Application Advice

No matter who is activating the account, the address of the ‘Primary Parent/Guardian’ must be the address where the
student lives. This will ensure that the correct neighborhood school is listed for the student.

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Need Help?

If you have any questions about the activation process, contact the Office of Access and Enrollment at 773-553- 2060
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.



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