Office of Access and Enrollment

NWEA MAP for Non-CPS Students for 2018-2019 School Year

The application period for all students for the 2018-2019 school year is open from October 10, 2017, through December 22, 2017.

For the 2018-2019 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 grades 5-9 for elementary or high school programs that have minimum academic eligibility requirements.

For students who did not attend a CPS school during the 2016-2017 school year, are not currently enrolled at a CPS school, and will be applying to programs with eligibility requirements for grades 5-9 for the 2018-2019 school year, the NWEA MAP will be offered free of charge at multiple locations around the city.

The last remaining NWEA MAP test dates will take place in January 2018. In order for students to be scheduled to test for the final NWEA MAP test dates, the registration form below must be received by the Office of Access and Enrollment no later than December 22, 2017.

NOTE – and this is VERY IMPORTANT – you cannot apply for schools using the online application site. You MUST submit paper applications, no later than December 22, 2017, in order to apply to the schools/programs in which you are interested. Paper applications can be accessed at between October 10th and December 22nd – click ‘How to Apply’ and ‘Elementary School’ or ‘High School,’ depending on the grade to which you are applying.

The registration form, parent letter, and additional information can be found via the link below. Also below, you can access a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding this process. Should you have additional questions, contact the Office of Access and Enrollment at 773-553-2060.

You can scan/email your completed NWEA MAP form to, or mail or hand-deliver it to the Office of Access and Enrollment, 42 W. Madison St., Garden Level, Chicago, Illinois 60602.

Students who attended a non-CPS school in the 2016-2017 school year but currently attend a CPS school will be administered the NWEA MAP at their current CPS school.