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.
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:
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.
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:
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!
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
325 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60654
Saturday, August 21
10:00 AM CDT- Check In
Monday, August 23rd:8:00 AM CDT- Check In
Tuesday, August 24th:8:00 AM CDT- Check In
12:00 PM CDT- Check In
Wednesday, August 25th:9:00 AM CDT- Check In
8:00 AM CDT- Check In
*Please refer to your TCSPP email for information about which group you are in
Thursday, August 26th:8:00 AM CDT- Check In
Friday, August 27th:8:00 AM CDT- Check In
111:30 AM CDT- Check In
Saturday, September 11th: 9:00am CDT- Check In
For questions, contact Aimee Hein: [email protected]
International Student Orientation
Friday, August 27th
Check in starts at 11:30 AM CDT
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.
Clinical Psychology Programs:
Tuesday August 24th at 9:00am.
Wednesday August 25th at 9:00am
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.
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 Angeles campus 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!
For questions, contact Megan Marshall:
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 Anaheim campus 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!
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!
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
Thursday August 26th
11:00am - 1:00pm
5:00pm - 7:00pm
For questions, contact Dr. Lance Garrison:
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
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:
Incoming new students can send a request to their advisor to request an ID card. You can reach out to [email protected].
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
TCSPP @ XULA
Incoming new students are asked to email a photo to [email protected] and pick up your ID Card at New Student Orientation.
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