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Chicago and Evanston Public School Students

Explore programs for local public school students.


We work closely with public schools in Chicago and Evanston to help students imagine college as an option for all. Learn more about ways that we help make Northwestern accessible below.

Fee Waiver

Application fee waivers are available for students who reside in Chicago or Evanston. Learn more by clicking on this link to our Application Fee Waiver page.

Visit Us

We host a range of on-campus programming for students to learn more about Northwestern. Current opportunities and schedules can be found by clicking this link to our Visit Campus page.

Large group visits

We also regularly host groups of high school students on campus to take a student-led or self-guided campus tour to learn more about Northwestern. While groups with 10 or fewer guests should register all participants individually, more information about arranging a large group visit can be found by clicking the button below.

Large Group Visits

Morton Schapiro Northwestern Academy for Chicago Public Schools

The Northwestern Academy provides support for high school students from Chicago Public Schools (CPS) who come from households of limited financial means and who do not attend a selective enrollment schools. Click on the button below to learn more about the program. 

Northwestern Academy