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Senn Arts Admissions

Senn Arts Admissions Information



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 2024-2025 school year are open on September 13, 2023.
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How to Apply:

Access online high school application or paper high school application at

Senn Arts Academic Requirements:

There is no minimum eligibility requirement for Senn Arts. However, all applicants must schedule an in-person audition or submit a digital 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 [email protected] 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:

There are TWO ways for students to audition for Senn Arts:
1) Schedule an In-Person Audition for one of thee dates through GoCPS
      -October 21st from 9:00a-1:00p
      -October 25th from 4:00-7:00p
      -November 4th from 9:00a-1:00p
2) Submit a Digital Audition Submission instead of attending In-Person
       -Apply for Senn HS via GoCPS
       -Complete this FORM
Any student who does not complete an in-person audition or digital submission will not be considered for admission.


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.

Senn Arts Department Chair: Jesse Wyss [email protected] 

Contact Programmer: Dr. Whitney Fink [email protected]