Important Steps to Take before December 22


Apply if You Have Not Applied!

Even if you’re just getting started in these final two weeks, you can still apply! Everyone who submits an application by the December 22 deadline is considered at the same time, so applying now does not affect your chances of receiving an offer. Visit today to activate your online application account, create your family profile and start selecting programs. If you prefer to apply via paper application, you can download and print it from Here are some useful quick links to help you get started:


Activation Guide

Application Guide


Learn How to Apply


Make Sure You Are Comfortable with your Selections

With our new application process, families will receive a single best offer to a non-selective enrollment program if they match, and an additional offer to a selective enrollment high school if they are eligible and they match. There won’t be an opportunity to choose between numerous offers like in years past, so you need to be very comfortable with the programs you’ve selected.  Only select programs you would accept an offer from and make sure your rankings reflect your true preferences.


Review Applications


Maximize Your Chances of Matching

We want as many students as possible to match with a high school program they selected. In order to maximize your chances of this, it is very important that you apply to as many programs as you would accept an offer from. You potentially have 20 non-selective and 6 selective program options to use, so the more programs you select that you both qualify for and would accept an offer from, the higher your chances are of matching with a program you selected.
Be sure that you consider non-selective enrollment programs as well as selective enrollment schools — don’t put all your eggs in one basket. You may wish to consult the Selective Enrollment Point Calculation Tool to assist you in identifying the Selective Enrollment schools you want to apply to.


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Need Help?
If you have any questions, contact the Office of Access and Enrollment at 773-553-2060 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, or email


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