Admitted Student Info


All admission decisions will be announced by CPS on March 30th. Be sure to log in to your SchoolMint account on that date. All first round decisions are due by April 13th! If you do not respond to your first round offer by 11:59pm April 13th, that offer will be voided. Your placement on any schools’ waitlist will also be available on SchoolMint, as well as  your waitlist number. If you have any questions, please contact the CPS at 773-553-2060 or

Any students admitted from the waitlist have only 48 hours to respond to an offer.

If you have been offered a seat from the waitlist, please be sure to respond to us by the deadline given to you by the admissions office. If you do not respond by your deadline, it will result in your seat being given away to another student on the waitlist.

Enrollment Packets

Enrollment packets will be distributed on May 19th during High School Placement Testing to those registered and mailed to those who do not attend that day. If you do not receive your enrollment packet by May 30th, please contact the admissions office, or you may download the complete packet here.

Some information in the enrollment packet can be filled out digitally by clicking here. If you choose to complete this form, you will not need to fill out pages 3-6 of the enrollment packet. All additional forms, however, must be filled out and returned to ChiArts in person.

Enrollment packets are to be turned in at Registration. Details are below.

High School Placement Test

High School Placement Testing is mandatory for all admitted Freshmen. The testing date is May 19, 8am-10am, 10am-12pm, 12pm-2pm. Registration is required. Please register by clicking here. If you have a solid conflict with the date, please contact the admissions office by phone (773-534-9718) or email ( as soon as possible.

Enrollment Fees

The enrollment fee of $300 is due at Registration in July. This fee is for all students at each grade level. Payment plans and fee waivers are available and can be completed with the main office staff. Please call 773-534-9710 and follow the prompts for the main office with questions.


Registration will take place on July 24th from 9am-2pm and July 25th from 2pm-7pm. During this time, enrollment packets are to be turned in and enrollment fees are to be paid. Registration will take place at ChiArts. Please come by at your convenience during the times listed.

July 24th, 9am-2pm

July 25th, 2pm-7pm

If you have solid conflicts with both of those dates, please contact the admissions office by phone (773-534-9718) or email (

Summer Institute

Summer Institute is a mandatory 3-day orientation to prepare freshmen for ChiArts. SI will take place on August 8-10 from 9am-4pm.

If you have solid conflicts on any or all of those dates, please contact the admissions office by phone (773-534-9718) or email (

First Day of School

The first day of school for ChiArts students is August 13th!

Transfer Students

Please read the sections on Enrollment Packets, Enrollment Fees, and Registration. Transfer students do not need to take a High School Placement Test or attend Summer Institute. Your first day of school is also August 13th.