1. Complete an Application – We accept applications from current 8th graders and transfer students up until junior year. CTK does not require an entrance exam.
Applications can be dropped off or mailed to:
5088 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60644 – Attn: Admissions Office. If you choose to drop the application off at CTK, be sure to obtain an application receipt.
The application must be complete and include all requested attachments when it is submitted in order to be eligible for a family interview. All applications will undergo review by the application committee, who will determine if an applicant should be invited for a family interview based on the paperwork that is submitted. Each family will be given a status update by the Admissions Office. If the applicant will not be invited for a family interview, they will be notified in writing and all personal documents will be returned. If the applicant will be invited for a family interview, the Admissions Office will schedule an appointment.
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3. Attend Family Interview Day – Eligible candidates and at least one parent/guardian will be interviewed by CTK administration. Interviews will last approximately 30 minutes.
Applicants will receive a financial aid form and a letter of confirmation that details the day, time and expected attire for the family interview. Applicants should arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled interview time to check-in and submit their financial aid form. CTK Finance Officers will be present to answer questions. Once the financial aid form and most recent tax return have been received, the finance officers will be able to determine the approximate cost of tuition. As a follow-up the Business Office will mail a financial aid acceptance letter to the home address. The Admissions Committee will meet after the interview session and decision letters will be mailed through postal service.
4. Confirm Receipt of Decision – After the Family Interviews have been conducted a deliberation committee will review the results. Once a final decision has been made each family will be notified by the Admissions Office.
5. Pay Registration Fee – Accepted students who plan to attend CTK must register to secure their seat in the upcoming school year. The non-refundable registration fee of $100 ($50 if paid within two weeks of acceptance) must be paid by money order or personal check ONLY. CTK will not accept cash payments. Registration fees will be received from accepted students on a first come first serve basis. CTK will not have a waiting list or lottery for students who fail to complete the Admissions process.
Please Note : Accepted students who successfully complete the five step Admissions process must also successfully complete the Corporate Work-Study Program (CWSP) Summer Training Institute. Students who fail to register will not be allowed to participate in the CWSP Summer Training Institute.