TCSPP's COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

The Chicago School of Professional P​sychology (TCSPP)​ expects all students to read our COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement policy​ and related FAQ​ which detail the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for Students and Employees at The Chicago School. All Students and Employee​s who access a TCSPP campus will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, with limited exemptions as detailed in the policy.  ​​

As a reminder, if you test positive for COVID-19, you must report your diagnosis to TCSPP and must follow university rules for returning to campus safely. To report a positive COVID-19 case, follow the instructions below.


If you're unsure about how to address exposure to COVID-19, consult and follow the CDC policy for quarantine and isolation. The CDC has a Quarantine and Isolation Calculator here.​​

If you have any questions after reviewing this policy, please contact Student Support for further support.​

Thank you for all of your help in keeping our TCSPP community safe and healthy.



If you need assistance, please contact TCSPP[email protected]

If you need more immediate assistance, please contact your Student S​upport Counselor​.​


 CAMPUS COVID-19 SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

​State and local COVID-19 safety guidelines are monitored by the COVID-19 Support Team and implemented at TCSPP campuses as needed.  The table below outlines what is required by campus.  

 

Campus 

Masking Required 

(Y/N) 

Social-Distancing Required (Y/N) 

Visitor Policy Active 

 (Y/N) 

 

Anaheim 

N 

N 

N 

Chicago 

Y 

N 

N 

Dallas 

N 

N 

N 

Los Angeles 

N 

N 

N 

Washington D.C. 

N 

N 

N 

San Diego 

N 

N 

N 


 ​CONSEQUENCES FOR NON-COMPLIANCE

If you fail to comply with this policy, you will be subject to the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy progressive discipline policy for students​. ​


 How to Submit Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination


Review Process
Proof of vaccination will be reviewed within one (1) week of submission. Students will only be contacted if their proof of vaccination was rejected. If you are not contacted within one (1) week, your proof of vaccination was approved.Reasons for rejection might include a blurry or unclear image, wrong image, and/or a falsified record. In the event a Student’s proof of vaccination is rejected, the Student will be informed of the reason(s) for rejection and given additional opportunities to upload acceptable proof, if necessary.  
 
After December 19, 2021, Students whose submission is rejected will be unable to access campus until such time as additional proof is submitted and accepted. Any consequences related to being unable to access campus during this time period will be the responsibility of the Student.   

Note: Student Employees are also required to submit Proof of COVID-19 via the instructions in Workday using their student employee email.
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 How to Report a Positive COVID-19 Case

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, please notify TCSPP by submitting this online form as soon as possible. In addition, please follow the CDC Guidelines for those who have tested positive for COVID-19.    

After reporting a positive COVID-19 case, you will be instructed by TCSPP's COVID-19 Support Team on what you need to do before you can return to a TCSPP campus. 

 How to Submit an Exemption Request from TCSPP’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

 If you have tested positive for COVID-19, please notify TCSPP by submitting this online form as soon as possible. In addition, please follow the CDC Guidelines for those who have tested positive for COVID-19.    

After reporting a positive COVID-19 case, you will be instructed by TCSPP's COVID-19 Support Team on what you need to do before you can return to a TCSPP campust. 
 
HOW TO SUBMIT AN EXEMPTION REQUEST FROM TCSPP'S COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY 

Follow the instructions below to request an exemption to TCSPP's COVID-19 vaccination requirement if you are eligible to do so per the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Policy.  

TCSPP requires 15 business days to process an exemption request. You are responsible for submitting your exemption request early enough to ensure that you are authorized to access campus or the desired event. If you receive a request for more information on your exemption submission, you must reply to TCSPP within five business days. 

Medical Exemption Request 

To request a medical exemption, follow the steps below: 
 
1.    Have your licensed medical provider complete and return to you the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Medical Exemption Request for Students form. This form must be completed and signed by your licensed medical provider. 
 
2.    Once your licensed medical provider has returned a completed form to you, submit the form online via the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Exemption Request portal. Remember to attach your completed and signed medical form. 

Religious Exemption Request 

To request a religious exemption, write and submit an original response answering all of the following questions

  1. What is the religious reason for your request? Write a detailed explanation of the reason for your exemption request in your own words. 
  2. What sincerely-held religious belief guides your objection? Write a detailed description of the sincerely-held religious belief that guides your objection. 
  3. Does your sincerely-held religious belief constitute an objection to all immunizations or only the COVID-19 vaccination? If your belief does not constitute an objection to all immunizations, you must explain the religious basis for not receiving the COVID-19 vaccination. 

Once you have prepared your responses to the above, submit it online via the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Exemption Request portalRemember to attach your written statement.  ​

 How to Submit a COVID-19 Test Result

TCSPP's COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement policy details when a negative COVID-19 test may be required for access to a TCSPP Campus.

If you are required to submit a negative COVID-19 test, please complete the and upload proof of your negative test result. Acceptable proof of a negative COVID-19 test:

  • A photo or scanned electronic copy of a negative viral test (PCR or rapid antigen)​ See CDC guidelines for more information about this type of test.
  • A medical record issued by a licensed health care provider indicating test name (must be a PCR test), date of test, and result. 

Review Process

If your documentation is not approved (e.g., is not legible), you will receive an email explaining the issue with instructions for how to upload the corrected information. ​