Admitted Student Info


Please read through all of the information below and check back for updates. For the most up-to-date information, please contact the Admissions Office directly.

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 have been distributed to admitted student families. The enrollment packet is an online form with additional documents, all linked below, that need to be submitted in person. If you have not received your packet or the link to the online form, please contact the Admissions Office.

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

High School Placement Test

High School Placement Testing is mandatory for all admitted Freshmen. The next testing date is June 26th, 10am-12pm. 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 during 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 dates and times are posted below. During this time, enrollment packet documents are to be turned in and enrollment fees are to be paid. Registration will take place in person at ChiArts. Please come by at your convenience during the times listed.

July 8-12, 10:00am-2:00pm

July 17, 10:00am-7:00pm

July 24, 10:00am-7:00pm

If you have solid conflicts with the dates once released, 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 7-9 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 14th! This will begin the full school schedule, 8:00am-5:00pm. We recommend students arrive by 7:45am. 

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 14th.

Important Documents for Enrollment

    1. Enrollment Packet Checklist
    2. Student-Parent Information, Online Form
    3. Race and Ethnicity Survey
    4. Affirmation of Legal Residency
    5. Video-Image Release
    6. Physical Exam-Immunization Waiver
    7. State of Illinois Certificate of Child Health Exam
    8. Medication Authorization
    9. Counseling Authorization Form