Frequently Asked Questions
1) Do I need to be a resident of Chicago to apply for transfer to Jones College Prep?
You do not need to be a resident of Chicago at the time of your application. However, at the time of enrollment, you MUST provide two (2) proofs of residency showing that you are living in the city of Chicago, as well as proof of age for your child.
2) When will we know the results of the application?
Students will be notified via email regarding their admission status in May or June. Please ensure that you provide a valid email address in order to receive this information.
3) Will applications be accepted after the deadline?
No, the deadline for initiating the transfer application is 3:00 PM on April 16, 2021.
IMPORTANT: Completed applications (which includes the school official and teacher recommendations) must be received by 5:00 PM on April 23, 2021. If we do not have all the required parts of the application by the deadline, then your application will be incomplete and will not be considered for admission.
4) What should I do if my school will not provide recommendations?
You must provide a letter from a school administrator or counselor that states that the school does not provide recommendations or letters of recommendation for students.
5) What if I am applying for transfer from outside of the United States?
If you are applying for transfer from another country, you must first have your transcript evaluated by the Chicago Public Schools’ Office of Foreign Student Services. We will need an evaluated transcript before completing the review of your application. Reference: https://www.cps.edu/services-and-supports/foreign-student-services/
Contact: Beata Arceo
Foreign & Exchange Student Manager
6) What are the requirements to apply for transfer to Jones College Prep?
- 3.0 unweighted GPA and demonstrated success in a rigorous curriculum
- Very good attendance
- No suspensions or major disciplinary infractions
- Be in good standing at your current school
- Exemplifies the Jones College Prep mission statement and Grad-at-Grad values
7) If I am not accepted for admission, is there an appeal process or waitlist?
If you are not accepted as a transfer student to Jones, there is not an appeal process. On occasion, spaces may become available towards the end of the summer; you will be contacted if this happens. However, there is not a waitlist. If you are interested in applying the following year, you must submit a new application.
8) Can I tour the school or shadow a student?
We do not offer tours or shadow days for interested students.
(Non-COVID years: We invite you to attend one of our many public events, such as athletics, choir concerts, and drama performances. Information regarding upcoming events can be located on our website.)
9) Will I be notified regarding my application status?
All applicants will be notified if they were accepted or declined admission by Mid-June by email. We do not update students on their application status prior to this.
10) What happens once I submit my application?
Refer to the first page of the application for a detailed look at the entire application process. See the Transfer Application Visual Process.
No. There are no additional tests required for applying for transfer to Jones. However, we do ask for test scores from the school that you currently attend.