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Senn Arts Admissions Information


HOW DO I APPLY TO SENN ARTS?

 

Senn Arts is an audition-based Fine & Performing Arts Magnet Program where creative Chicago students pursue artistic and academic excellence. Senn Arts provides students with an environment that fosters academic, social, and personal growth to cultivate artistic members of the global community. 
 
Admission to all programs at Senn High School is governed by the GoCPS application process. All students must apply for Senn Arts through the GoCPS application portal. Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are open on October 13, 2021.
 
Please visit go.cps.edu for more information and a link to the application.
 

How to Apply:

Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.
 

Senn Arts Academic Requirements:

There is no minimum eligibility requirement for Senn Arts. However, all applicants must schedule and attend an audition, and have final 7th grade grades and a score for the CPS High School Admissions Test reported to CPS. For current CPS students, the grades and test score will automatically be collected and entered into GoCPS. Students from non-CPS schools must contact the Office of Access and Enrollment at gocps@cps.edu or 773-553-2060 to ensure that grades are reported and that they are registered to take the High School Admissions Test.
 
Students with IEPs should be granted appropriate accommodations in accordance with their IEPs when taking the Admissions Exam.

 

Audition Requirements:

Auditions are required for ALL students who wish to be considered for admission to Senn Arts. Auditions will be held in-person at Senn High School.
 
  • Any student who does not complete an audition will not be considered for admission.
  • Students are responsible for preparing the requirements for the program(s) to which they are applying, and attending their scheduled audition.
 

Selections:

Eligible students are selected on a point system. Points are based on the student's High School Admissions Test score, 7th grade final grades, and the audition.

Need more help? Here is a STEP BY STEP GUIDE to applying to Senn Arts (A version of the guide in Spanish is coming soon!)
 


HOW DO I SCHEDULE MY AUDITION?

 

We will be holding auditions on Saturday December 11th, 2021, Saturday January 8th, 2022, and Wednesday January 26th, 2022.
 
You will sign up for your audition directly in the GoCPS application after you have ranked your school program preferences. If you are applying to multiple disciplines, you must schedule an audition for each discipline to which you applied.
 
PLEASE NOTE: The time you schedule is your CALL TIME, not your audition time. Your actual audition will run roughly 20 minutes, but please set aside 1-2 hours as there may be a wait.

** Remember, you MUST complete an audition to be eligible for all of our Senn Arts disciplines. **
 

HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY AUDITION?

 

After you have applied and scheduled your audition, you will need to know how to prepare: The links below will take you to the information you need for how to prepare for your audition(s).
 
STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO APPLYING TO SENN ARTS

Need more help? Not to worry. Here is a STEP BY STEP GUIDE to applying to Senn Arts (A version of the guide in Spanish is coming soon!)
This information is not yet available. Please check back following the conclusion of the first round of applications.

Contact: Jeneen Hatoum: Assistant Principal, jhatoum@cps.edu OR     

David Gregg
(773) 534-2501
dgregg@cps.edu