Admissions and Transfers

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Transfer Applications

NOTE: This section gets updated in May of each school year. Please check back then.

To fill out the 2021-2022 Transfer Application, click here. Due to COVID-19, we are only accepting transfer applications submitted via email to ensure that materials are received in a timely fashion. The deadline to submit all transfer application materials is July 16, 2021 at 11:59pm. All transfer applications and supporting materials can be emailed to Assistant Principal (AP) Dolan at Feel free to reach out to AP Dolan with any questions.

Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep Academy is a Chicago Public Schools Selective Enrollment school.

The application process for incoming freshmen and 7th and 8th grade students is now complete. Questions? Contact the Office of Access and Enrollment at 773-553-2060.

Follow the steps below to apply online (adapted from the CPS Office of Access and Enrollment website):

  • Current eighth graders received anEligibility Letter that contains a Personal Identification Number (PIN) for the online process. See your counselor for this letter.
  • Go to the online application website,, click "Apply", select "High School" and follow the instructions.
  • Starting October 1st at 9 a.m., you can schedule your child's test date, time, and location. NOTE: Your child will only take one Selective Enrollment test, even if you plan to apply to more than one school. Print the test confirmation and keep it.
  • After you successfully schedule your test, return to the online site between October 1st and December 12, 2020, by 11:59 p.m. to APPLY. Click 'Apply' to identify the schools where you want your child to apply.
  • REMEMBER:  This is a two-step process:  (1) SCHEDULE, then (2) APPLY. If you only schedule your child's exam, and do not select the schools to which you want to apply, your child cannot be considered for enrollment.
  • Print the confirmation page for your records -- this will be the only documentation you have that lists the schools to which you applied.
  • You will receive an email confirmation when your application is received by our office. The email confirmation will confirm that your application has been successfully submitted.
  • Please call (773) 553-2060 with questions about your PIN number, test scheduling, and applications.

Modify or change your application:

  • Complete this form and mail to the Office of Access and Enrollment: 125 S. Clark St., 10th floor, Chicago, IL  60603 or scan and email to

Please visit the CPS Office of Access and Enrollment website or call the Office of Access and Enrollment at 773-553-2060 if you have any questions regarding the Selective Enrollment admissions process or your application. 

Selective Enrollment Scoring Rubric  (Click here for the scoring rubric and here for last year's cut off scores; contact me, Kerry Dolan, at or 773-535-9937 for assistance with calculating your score)


300 Points+300 Points+300 Points=900 Points
 7th Grade Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies Grades 7th Grade Reading and Math MAP NWEA Scores  Selective Enrollment Entrance Exam All 3 Categories