CPS HSAT Testing Dates for 2025-2026 Released

Students interested in CPS 9th grade programs beyond their neighborhood high school’s general ed program will need to take CPS’ High School Admissions Test (HSAT) during the fall of their 8th grade year. The HSAT exam dates for 2025-2026 high school programs are as follows:

CPS and charter students will take the HSAT at their school on Wednesday, October 9, 2024. CPS students will automatically be given the test and no registration is needed.

Non-CPS students can choose among the weekend dates of October 19, 20, 26 or 27, 2024 to take the exam at a CPS site. Non-CPS students will need to register to take the HSAT via the GoCPS portal. Registration dates have not been released.

While CPS has yet to provide details on the exam and process for 2025-2026, last year’s exam guide can be found HERE.