​​​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:

newstudent@thechicagoschool.edu​ ​

 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.​

Student Support Counselors can help students with:

  • Single point of contact for all general inquiries
  • Monitor student progress toward graduation requirements
  • Provide guidance, assistance, and support
  • Self-Management Assistance
  • Registration inquires and registration requests. SSCs provide logistical registration assistance.
  • Completion of program information
  • Technology support tutorials
  • Time management support
  • Provides information on Student Solutions and ADA resources
  • Assist with questions regarding the registration of students throughout program
  • Directing students to Student Handbook and Academic Catalog and explanation of policies and procedures
  • Provide requested forms such as Add/Drop, Withdrawal, Leave of Absence, Program Change, Reentry, Course Substitution, etc.
  • Connecting students with Academic Faculty Advisors, Instructor and support resources if students are in need of academic assistance
  • Guiding students through the student complaint process
  • Student concerns and feedback regarding the program

Student Support Counselor Contact Information

General Inquiries: 800-595-6938 (select option 1, then select your campus)

Chicago: CHIstudentsupport@thechicagoschool.edu

DC: DCstudentsupport@thechicagoschool.edu 

SoCal: CAstudentsupport@thechicagoschool.edu


 New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

All registered incoming students are required to attend a one-day New Student Orientation.​

By attending Orientation Day, 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

Location
325 N. Wells Chicago, IL 60654

Date & Time

Coming Soon! 

Time

Coming Soon! ​

International Student Orientation

International Student Orientation is mandatory for all incoming F-1/J-students. For questions, contact international@thechicagoschool.edu

Washington D.C.

Location
1015 15th St. NW Washington, D.C. 20005

Date & Time

Tuesday, August 25: Clinical PsyD Program

Wednesday, August 26: Masters & Graduate Certificate Programs

Thursday, August 27: PhD Programs 

Time

Check-in begins: 10:00 a.m.

Orientation begins: 10:30 a.m.

Orientation ends: 5:30 p.m.


For questions, contact Matt G. Le Brasseur:

mlebrasseur@thechicagoschool.edu


International Student Orientation

International Student Orientation is mandatory for all incoming F-1/J-students. For questions, contact international@thechicagoschool.edu

Los Angeles

Location

This fall's Southern California New Student Orientation will be taking place virtually.

Date

August 24 - 28

Time

Coming Soon!


For questions, contact Megan Marshall: 

mmarshall1@thechicagoschool.edu

 

International Student Orientation

International Student Orientation is mandatory for all incoming F-1/J-students. For questions, contact international@thechicagoschool.edu

Irvine

Location

This fall's Southern California New Student Orientation will be taking place virtually.

Date

August 24 - 28

Time

Coming Soon!


For questions, contact Megan Marshall: 

mmarshall1@thechicagoschool.edu

International Student Orientation

International Student Orientation is mandatory for all incoming F-1/J-students. For questions, contact international@thechicagoschool.edu​​

San Diego

Location

This fall's Southern California New Student Orientation will be taking place virtually.

Date

August 24 - 28


Time

Coming Soon!


For questions, contact Megan Marshall:

mmarshall1@thechicagoschool.edu


International Student Orientation

International Student Orientation is mandatory for all incoming F-1/J-students. For questions, contact international@thechicagoschool.edu​​

TCSPP @ XULA

Location
Library Resource Center, Suite 545, 1 Drexel Dr., New Orleans, LA, 70125

Date & Time
Fall 2020 information coming soon!

 

For questions, contact Hillary Green: 

hillarygreen@thechicagoschool.edu

Dallas 

Location
2101 Waterview Parkway Rm 121, Richardson, TX 75080

Date & Time

Coming soon!


For questions, contact Dr. Lance Garrison:

lgarrison@thechicagoschool.edu



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: OnlineStudentSupport@thechicagoschool.edu or 800-595-6938, option 1​

 Student ID Cards

Getting Your Student ID

Chicago Campus

Incoming new Students will have their photo taken for their student ID at New Student Orientation. Come prepared to have your photo taken.

SoCal Campuses

Incoming new students will have their photo taken for their student ID at New Student Orientation. Come prepared to have your photo taken.

Washington DC Campus

Incoming new students are asked to email a photo to dcfacilities@thechicagoschool.edu and pick up your ID Card at New Student Orientation.

Online Campus

Incoming new students can send a request to their advisor to request an ID card. You can reach out to OnlineStudentSupport@thechicagoschool.edu.

TCSPP @ XULA

Incoming new students are asked to email a photo to facilities@thechicagoschool.edu and pick up your ID Card at New Student Orientation.

 Student U-Pass (Chicago and DC Campuses)

Getting Your U-Pass

Chicago

All full time Chicago Campus students are automatically enrolled in a transit pass through the CTA.

Your U-Pass card will feature your student ID photo. To be able to pick up both your student ID card and U-Pass card at orientation, please complete the ID request form.

DC

All full time Washington, D.C. Campus students are automatically enrolled in a transit pass through the WMATA. Your U-Pass is distributed after Orientation day.

For more information, click here for the D.C. Campus Resources website.


Contact Us​

Email:​
New Student Team