​​​Welcome New Students!​​​

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Welcome to The Chicago School of Professional Psychology! You are about to begin an exciting educational journey, which is the first step on a lifetime of learning, service to the community, and professional development.

Now, what do you need to know to make your transition to TCSPP as smooth as possible? To help aid in your transition and set you up for success moving forward into your first semester, please look over the information provided in the tabs below.​

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​New Student questions:

[email protected] ​

 Early Connect

Early Connect Program​​​

All incoming new students are given access to a course on Canvas, TCSPP's online learning platform, which offers a broad range of resources intended to help new students in their transition to life as a TCSPP student.

The modules on Early Connect are designed to support your transition to TCSPP by providing an overview of campus resources and a list of next steps. We encourage you to review the various modules we offer, with topics including:

  • Academic Support
  • Student Finance
  • Student Support
  • Admissions Requirements
  • Course Registration
  • Title IX Information
  • Moving to a New City
  • U-Passes (for Chicago and DC students)
  • University Contact Information
  • And more!

The Early Connect course also includes discussion boards, where you can interact with fellow new students before meeting them on Orientation Day!

Please note that the Early Connect course will stay in your Canvas platform indefinitely, so if you ever need to access that information again, it will be there for your convenience.​​

 Meet Your Student Support Counselor

Student Support Services

As a new student, you may be unsure of who to go to when you have questions. Student Support Services can help with that! 

Student Support Services is available to all students as they work to successfully complete their academic programs. Student Support Counselors can help with general questions, course selection and registration, student progress, course concerns/questions, graduation requirements, Turn-It-In, Canvas, available resources and support, and more! Students are encouraged to be in touch with the Student Support Counselors each semester.​ Learn more about Student Support Services here.


 New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

All registered incoming students are required to attend a New Student Orientation. This year, New Student Orientation consists of a mix between asynchronistic elements in Canvas and Zoom sessions (meet & greets, academic info sessions, financial aid drop ins, etc.).​

By engaging in New Student Orientation activities, students will:

  • Receive a student ID or take an ID photo (depending on your campus)
  • Learn about important campus resources
  • Make connections with fellow new students
  • Engage with faculty and future instructors
  • Learn about financial aid options
 
New student orientation is normally scheduled for the week prior to the start of classes; students attend on a particular date depending on their academic program. Be sure to check your student emails regularly for additional information on your campus' New Student Orientations.
 
International students must attend an additional orientation to address their particular needs/information.

New Student Orientation Dates by Campus

Chicago

Please save the date for New Student Orientation which will be taking place August 21st– 27th and September 11th. In-person orientation for the Chicago Campus will be supplemented with virtual asynchronous content that can be watched at any time throughout orientation week. More on this to come soon!

​Please RSVP HERE!

Location:

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

325 N. Wells St.

Chicago, IL 60654

Date/Time:

Saturday, August 21

10:00 AM CDT- Check In

  • School Psychology (Blended)


Monday, August 23rd:
8:00 AM CDT- Check In

  • Forensic Psychology


Tuesday, August 24th:
8:00 AM CDT- Check In

  • Business Psychology
    • Dual Degree (MAIO/MLS)
    • MA Industrial and Organizational Psychology (MAIO)

12:00 PM CDT- Check In

  • PsyD Clinical Psychology


Wednesday, August 25th:
9:00 AM CDT- Check In

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
    • Dual Enrollment (MACP/ABA)
    • MS Applied Behavior Analysis

8:00 AM CDT- Check In

  • MA Counseling Psychology (Group A)*

12:00 PM CDT- Check In

  • MA Counseling Psychology (Group B)*

*Please refer to your TCSPP email for information about which group you are in


Thursday, August 26th:
8:00 AM CDT- Check In

  • MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling

12:00 PM CDT- Check In

  • School Psychology (On Ground)


Friday, August 27th:
8:00 AM CDT- Check In

  • Bachelor Completion​


111:30 AM CDT- Check In

  • International Students (Required!)


Saturday, September 11th:
9:00am CDT- Check In

  • Ph.D. Business Psychology- Consulting Track
  • Ph.D. Business Psychology- IO track Post-Masters
  • Ph.D. Organizational Leadership
  • Ph.D. Applied Behavior Analysis
  • MS Applied Behavior Analysis (Blended only)

 

For questions, contact Aimee Hein: [email protected]


International Student Orientation

Friday, August 27th

Check in starts at 11:30 AM CDT

12:00-2:00PM CDT

International Student Orientation is mandatory for all incoming F-1/J-students. 

For questions, contact [email protected]

Washington D.C.

​New Student Orientation is mandatory for all new students! Please see below to RSVP for your program's date!

International Psychology, Applied Behavioral Analysis, Clinical Mental Health Counseling (weekend version) and Business Psychology Programs:

Saturday August 21st at 9:00am.

RSVP HERE!


 

Clinical Psychology Programs:

Tuesday August 24th at 9:00am.

RSVP HERE!


 

Counseling Programs:

Wednesday August 25th at 9:00am

RSVP HERE!

 

U Pass

The DC U Pass program will resume as normal for Fall 2021. All full time Washington, D.C. Campus students are automatically enrolled in a transit pass through the WMATA and will be billed via your student account. ​​

Los Angeles

Location

Please save the date for New Student Orientation, which will be taking place throughout the week of August 23 - 27 for the Southern California campuses. In-person orientation for the Los Angelescampus will be on Tuesday, August 24 and Wednesday, August 25 (days and times assigned by program - see below) and will be supplemented with virtual asynchronous content that can be watched at any time throughout orientation week via the Early Connect Canvas page. RSVP here today!

Date

Tuesday, August 24
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
2:00 - 5:00 PM
  • Applied Clinical Psychology
  • BA Psychology

 
Wednesday, August 25
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Business Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology

2:00 - 6:00 PM
  • LA Clinical Psychology​

For questions, contact Megan Marshall: 

[email protected]

 

International Student Orientation

International Student Orientation is mandatory for all incoming F-1/J-students. For questions, contact [email protected]

Anaheim

Location

Please save the date for New Student Orientation, which will be taking place throughout the week of August 23 - 27 for the Southern California campuses. In-person orientation for the Anaheimcampus will be on Thursday, August 26 (times assigned by program - see below) and will be supplemented with virtual asynchronous content that can be watched at any time throughout orientation week via the Early Connect Canvas page. RSVP here today!

Date

Thursday, August 26
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Anaheim Clinical Psychology
  • Applied Behavior Analysis

2:00 - 5:00 PM
  • Applied Clinical Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Business Psychology

For questions, contact Megan Marshall: 

[email protected]

 

International Student Orientation

International Student Orientation is mandatory for all incoming F-1/J-students. For questions, contact [email protected]

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San Diego

Location

Please save the date for New Student Orientation, which will be taking place throughout the week of August 23 - 27 for the Southern California campuses. In-person orientation for the San Diego campus will be on Friday, August 27 (times assigned by program - see below) and will be supplemented with virtual asynchronous content that can be watched at any time throughout orientation week via the Early Connect Canvas page. RSVP here today!

Date

Friday, August 27
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Business Psychology

2:00 - 5:00 PM
  • Applied Clinical Psychology
  • Applied Behavior Analysis


 

For questions, contact Megan Marshall: 

[email protected]

 

International Student Orientation

International Student Orientation is mandatory for all incoming F-1/J-students. For questions, contact [email protected]

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TCSPP @ XULA​

Dallas 

Location

All new incoming students are required to attend new student orientation to learn about important resources, meet fellow students and faculty from your department, and more. Please look out for more information coming soon!

2101 Waterview Prkwy, Room 121

Date & Time

Wednesday August 25th 

6:00pm - 9:00pm

  • All Psychology Programs 

Thursday August 26th

11:00am - 1:00pm

  • Associates Degree in Nursing

5:00pm - 7:00pm

  • LVN Evening Program

For questions, contact Dr. Lance Garrison:

[email protected]




 

Online Campus Orientation

Students in online-only programs participate in a virtual orientation, which is available in Canvas once the student receives a login and password. Participation in orientation is mandatory and should be completed prior to the Add/Drop period of the term. As part of the orientation, students will receive an overview of their program, Canvas tutorials and learn more about school policies and expectations. 

For more information, contact: [email protected] or 800-595-6938, option 1​

 Student ID Cards

Getting Your Student ID

Chicago Campus

Incoming new Students will have the opportunity to your photo taken at orientation for your Student ID.  However, if you would like to expedite the process, please email [email protected] with the following information:

  • Your full name
  • Your student ID number
  • Your Program
  • A headshot of yourself with a plain background (please note there cannot be anyone else in the photo with you and this cannot be a photo of a photo)

Dallas

Due to COVID-19 we are currently developing a contactless process to distribute student ID badges. Once this process has been finalized you will be contacted by your Student Support Counselor with more information

 
Online Campus

Incoming new students can send a request to their advisor to request an ID card. You can reach out to [email protected].

SoCal Campuses

We have asked that all new students for the Fall 2021 semester upload a headshot for their student ID on their New Student Orientation RSVP form, so that we can have your IDs ready to distribute at orientation.

For students who began in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 (while classes were virtual), we ask that you complete THIS FORM in order to obtain your student ID. Questions? Please email facilities at your specific campus:

Washington DC Campus

Incoming new students are asked to email a photo to [email protected]. Your request will be recorded, and you will be able to receive your ID as soon as in person classes have resumed. In the meantime, if you need proof that you are a student, email dcfacilities to request an official letter. 

TCSPP @ XULA

Incoming new students are asked to email a photo to [email protected] and pick up your ID Card at New Student Orientation.

 Student U-Pass (Chicago and DC Campuses)

Getting Your U-Pass

Chicago

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) U-Pass offers unlimited rides on all CTA buses and trains (not Metra or PACE) during the semester. During normal on-campus semesters, all full-time, campus-based students are automatically enrolled in the U-Pass program.

Due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic, the CTA has once again made the U-Pass optional for students for Fall 2021 emester. The Chicago School will be offering the U-Pass only to students who OPT IN for Fall 2021.

Please note that this option is available for active, full-time (5+ credit hours) Chicago Campus students only and does not include students in executive-style PhD programs in Business Psychology, Organizational Leadership, or Applied Behavior Analysis (BP PhD: Consulting Track, OL PhD, ABA PhD).

If you are interested in being enrolled for a U-Pass for the Fall 2021 semester, please opt in using this form by Friday, August 20th in order to have your U-Pass active on August 30th. Please note that your U-pass will be active from August 30th-December 11th, 2021.  You will be informed by email when your U-Pass is ready to be picked up on campus.​

Your student account will be charged $131 for the Fall semester for 15 weeks of unlimited rides.

If you order are ordering a U-Pass for the first time, please email a clear, plain selfie in front of a plain wall (i.e. nothing in the background, must be fully facing forward, from the shoulders up--think passport-style) to [email protected].

If you have any questions related to the U-Pass, please email [email protected].


DC

All full time Washington, D.C. Campus students are automatically enrolled in a transit pass through the WMATA. The Fall 2020 U-Pass program is temporarily suspended, as our classes are remote. Your account will not be charged until the program has resumed.  


 


 

Contact Us​

Email:​
New Student Team