Office of Access and Enrollment

NWEA MAP Registration for Non-CPS Students

For the 2017-2018 school year, the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) will utilize the Northwestern Evaluation Association Measures of Academic Progress (NWEA MAP) for the eligibility/selection process for students applying to Selective Enrollment Elementary and High Schools and other schools with academic requirements (CTE-College and Career Academies, IB High Schools, Magnet High Schools, and Military Academies).

Click HERE to access instructions based on your child's grade and the program(s) for which you are applying for the 2017-2018 school year.

For students who did not attend a CPS school during the 2015-2016 school year, are not currently enrolled at a CPS school, and will be applying to any of the aforementioned programs for grades 5-9 for the 2017-2018 school year, the NWEA MAP will be offered free of charge at multiple locations around the city in October and January. Only scores from the NWEA MAP administered by CPS will be accepted for the CPS application process. (Non-CPS students applying to PreK-4th grade for the 2017-2018 school year do NOT have to take the NWEA MAP.)

The registration deadline for the NWEA MAP test in October has passed.

In order for non-CPS students to register to take the NWEA MAP in January 2017, registration forms must be received by the Office of Access and Enrollment by December 9, 2016. NOTE that students who take the NWEA MAP in January 2017 will have to submit paper applications by December 9, 2016, for the programs in which they are interested. The registration form can be found via the link below. Also below, you can access a Parent Letter for Non-CPS Students, Frequently Asked Questions, and an informational flyer. Should you have questions, contact the Office of Access and Enrollment at 773-553-2060 or

Parent Letter
Registration Form
Frequently Asked Questions
Information Flyer


Page Last Modified on Friday, March 09, 2018