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International Student Information Form
Biographical form for all incoming international students (required)
Affidavit of Financial Support
Financial form for incoming international students (required if student is financially sponsored by someone other than self)
For international students transferring into The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (required if transfering from another U.S. institution)
Financial Requirements for F-1 Students
Financial overview of amount needed for all incoming international students
Address Update Form
To update home address and contact information (required whenever changes occur with physical address or phone number)
Change of Program/Level Request Form
For international students to change their academic program or degree level/type
Departure Verification Form
For international students departing their program and the institution who no longer require F-1/J-1 status sponsorship
Extension of I-20/DS-2019 Request Form
To request an extension on I-20/DS-2019 program end date
Full Course of Study Authorization Form
For international students who are fufilling all course requirements, but will be under full-time enrollment for their academic program
Good Standing Letter Request Form
Request for good standing letter from your DSO
Reduced Course Load Authorization Form
Request to drop below full-time status for extenuating circumstances
For international students transferring out of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (required if transfering out to another U.S. institution)
Recipients of the Global Impact Scholarship are international students selected based on essay submission (1000-3000 words), which shares their story of the journey from their home country to The Chicago School and how their education will help them impact the field of psychology on a global scale.
Deadline: October 1, 2019
Claire Openshaw - South Africa, Counseling
Lirio Rubyrose - Philippines, Industrial &
Lai Nickolas - Malaysia, Industrial & Organizational
Elissa Hashemi - Iran, Organizational Leadership
Maron Mwai - Kenya, Industrial & Organizational
Sindile Dlamini - South Africa, International Psychology
Zhenni Li - China, Counseling
Manuel Murillo - Columbia, Counseling
Jewel Taylor - The Bahamas, Forensic
Karina Kuzemkina - Russia, Industrial & Organizational
Kgololesego Ledibane – from South Africa – Forensic Psychology
Nibha Rastogi – from United Kingdom – Industrial & Organizational Psychology
Philo Oyoua Lomba – from Gabon – International Psychology
Tara Frem – from Canada – Clinical PsyD
The GLS is an award available to TCSPP international students only. Selection is based upon an essay in which an applicant shares their experience at TCSPP, describes how TCSPP has impacted their professional development, and discusses their plans for serving as a Global Leader in their profession.
Deadline: October 1, 2019
An applicant must:
· Have studied with TCSPP for a minimum of one academic year
· Be enrolled fulltime at a TCSPP's ground campus in Fall 2019
· Have maintained their non-immigrant status
Look for the Non-U.S. Citizen/Visitors line
This area does not allow the usage of cellphone or camera. Please turn them off.
Have your documents ready: 1. I-20 or DS-2019 2. SEVIS Fee Receipt 3. Passport and Visa 4. Other supporting documents if applicable (for example, financial documentation)
Sample Questions to Expect from the CBP Officer
Stay calm and answer questions to the best of your knowledge.
Make sure to check the stamp if there is any error: date of entry, visa status (F1 or J1)
Check the monitor, look for your flight number and what carousel your baggage is arriving on. Special sized baggage will arrive in a different carousel. Please ask an attendant for help.
Checkpoint 3: Custom Service
If you do not know where an item is allowed to enter the U.S., please claim it on the blue Custom Form and let the officer decide whether you can take it or not. If you do not claim it, you might be fined a minimum of $300.00. Fruit, meat and poultry are not allowed.
1. Have your blue Customs Declaration Form in hand and ready for the Custom Officer. 2. The officer will decide if you can exit or if they have to conduct a baggage check.
If you have some to pick you up, they will be waiting for you at the exit after you pass customs. Always have a person's cell phone number in case they are running late, cannot make it, cannot find you or has made another arrangement for you. Always have a back up plan (taxi/shuttle service).
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You arrived in the U.S., checked in with your new home, you you realize you are hungry but have no idea what to eat!
Yelp is a good guide and gives you an idea about what is good around where you live. Enter the city and zip code and it will tell you what restaurants are around and what rating they have with other Yelp users.
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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your International Student Advisor (Designated School Official-DSO)