CPS Online Registration FAQs

Cambridge Public Schools has multiple registration windows and accepts registrations for the current school year (This Year) and for the next school year (Next Year.)

When can I use the CPS online pre-registration system?

You are registering for “This Year"
  • Families whose students will join CPS in any grade during the current school year may use the online pre-registration system once they have moved to Cambridge.
You are registering for “Next Year”
  • Families who are registering for the 3-Year-Old Lottery may only access the online system between October 1 and October 31.
  • Families who are registering for the January JK/K Lottery may only access the online pre-registration system between January 2 and January 31.
  • Families who will register their child for JK/K after the January JK/K Lottery may access the online pre-registration system from February 1 through September 1. (After September 1, you would register for “This Year.”)
  • Families who are registering students for grades 1-8 for school entry next September may access the online pre-registration system from January 2 through September 1. (After September 1, you would register for “This Year.”)
  • Families who are registering their student(s) for CRLS for school entry next September may access the online pre-registration system from October 1 through September 1. (After September 1, you would register for “This Year.”)
What information do I provide?
  • Parent/Legal Guardian Information
  • Student Information (name, DOB, demographic information, primary contact phone number)
  • Emergency Contact Information
  • School choices
  • Required documents can be uploaded
Will I be able to register multiple students at once?
Yes. Once you have completed the first registration, you will be given the option to register another child. Your information will automatically link to your next child’s form without your having to re-enter the data. You will still be required to provide information that is specific for each child.

Do I need an e-mail address to use the online pre-registration system?
No. You will need to establish a username and password. Please take note of these. If you do not have an e-mail address and you forget your username or password, we will not be able to help you reset your password unless you have an e-mail address. If you lose or forget your login information, please just start over and create a new account.

What should I do if I do not have Internet access?
You may register using our paper forms.

What if I can’t upload the required documents?
Please bring the required documents to the Student Registration Center and we will copy them for you.

What happens if I need to stop before I am finished completing the form?
The Pre-Registration Gateway will save your application (click SAVE at the bottom of each page) so you can start and stop as many times as you like until you click FINISH

Once you click FINISH, the record is finalized and you will not be able to make any changes or upload any documents.

Once I have finished pre-registering online, what do I do next?
There are 3 steps in the registration process:
  1. Complete all forms (online or paper)
  2. Required Documents (upload or gather to bring to SRC)
  3. Go to the SRC In Person to finalize and complete the registration process
Your registration is not complete and will not be processed until you finalize the registration at the Student Registration Center, 459 Broadway Cambridge.

Whom do I call with questions or for assistance?
If you need assistance, please call the Student Registration Center at 617.349.6551 or e-mail us at src@cpsd.us.

Location & Contact Info
Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
459 Broadway
First Floor, SRC Entrance
Cambridge, 02138

Tel: 617.349.6551 | Fax: 617.349.6552
Email the SRC

Hours
Monday - Friday | 8:30AM - 3:30PM
All year long, except holidays.

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