​​​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.​ 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

Location
Virtually via Zoom

Date & Time

Check your New Student Orientation course in Canvas!

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 of Zoom Sessions

Monday, August 24:Counseling Programs

Tuesday, August 25: Clinical PsyD Program

Wednesday, August 26: ABA Programs

Thursday, August 27: Business Psychology Programs

Friday, August 28: International Psychology

Time

All Zoom sessions begin at noon EDT.


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

New Student Orientation for new Spring 2021 students will take place throughout the week of January 4. 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!

Date

January 4 - 8


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

Orange County

Location

New Student Orientation for new Spring 2021 students will take place throughout the week of January 4. 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!

Date

January 4 - 8


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

New Student Orientation for new Spring 2021 students will take place throughout the week of January 4. 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!

Date

January 4 - 8


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.

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 OnlineStudentSupport@thechicagoschool.edu.

SoCal Campuses

Typically during in-person New Student Orientation, students take their photos at the beginning of the day and have them printed for them by the end of the day. However, since classes are all virtual this Fall semester, we will be waiting until we return for in-person classes to provide you all with your Student ID cards. Watch out for an email from Student Support on how you will be able to receive your ID when we change back to in-person instruction.​

Washington DC Campus

Incoming new students are asked to email a photo to dcfacilities@thechicagoschool.edu. 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 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. 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