Apply to NLCP

Are you the parent of 8-12th grader looking for a high-quality public, college prep high school option for your child? Look no further than NLCP!

How to Apply

… as an 8th grader (rising 9th grader):

Apply Online at GoCPSReceive an Offer!Accept Your Seat
Between fall and December, submit your application at www.cps.edu/gocps. Rank North Lawndale College Prep’s Christiana and Collins campuses as your top school choices.In the spring, you’ll be notified by CPS’s Office of Access and Enrollment if you received a “Choice” offer from North Lawndale College Prep.

If you did not receive a seat offer from North Lawndale College Prep, you can still be added to our waitlist. Apply online at GoCPS after initial offers are released.
Confirm your seat at North Lawndale College Prep by accepting your offer via your online GoCPS account. Families have three weeks to decide.

…as a transfer student (current 9th-12th grader):

Contact NLCPVisit and Apply in PersonApply Online at GoCPS
(only required for current 9th graders)
Call (872) 222-5913 or email admissions@nlcphs.org to let us know you would like to transfer to North Lawndale College Prep. We’ll set up time for you to visit our school and meet with a member of our team.  Come into the office of the campus to which you’re applying to fill out an in-person physical application. 

Christiana campus
1615 S Christiana Ave 
Chicago, IL 60623 

Collins campus 
1313 S Sacramento Dr 
Chicago, IL 60623 

Note: Please bring a copy of the scholar’s transcript.
During high school transfer periods, you can join the NLCP waitlist by visiting go.cps.edu.  
 Families selected in our enrollment lottery will be notified by CPS’s Office of Access and Enrollment if you received an offer from North Lawndale College Prep.
Didn’t receive an offer? Join our waitlist at www.cps.edu/gocps.

Enrollment Questions? Want to Tour NLCP?

Call (872) 222-5913 or email admissions@nlcphs.org for information, one-on-one application support or to set up a time to come in and apply.

Important info

Here’s what to know about the application and enrollment process:

  • NLCP has two campuses in the greater North Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago, both serving 9th-12th grades.
  • As a public charter school, NLCP is tuition-free. There are no entrance exams to enroll at our schools. We are open to all scholars who are Chicago residents, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status or disability status.
  • Transfer candidates must come to apply with a current transcript and discipline log to start the admissions process.
  • Transfer candidates must have enough credits for the grade for which they are seeking admission.
  • Lottery Policy

NLCP believes that all students should be prepared for success in college, the workplace and life. We firmly believe that the background of our students is not the determining factor in how far they will go in life.

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