Degree Completion and Conferral

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology's policy on Degree Completion may be found in the Student Handbook. A student must complete all program requirements before their degree can be conferred. Academic program requirements include but are not limited to coursework, clinical training (practicum/internship), and a capstone project, i.e. thesis, dissertation.

A candidate's degree progress and eligibility for conferral is assessed by the Office of the Registrar. A student must file the Petition for Degree Conferral form by the deadlines listed below in order to be considered for degree conferral. Late petitions are not accepted.

Note: Doctoral students who opt to earn a nested master's degree are required to petition for the master's degree and are subject to all degree conferral requirements.

Petition for Degree Conferral ​

Filing the Petition for Degree Conferral form will initiate the degree auditing and, if earned, degree conferral procedures. Once the petition is completed and submitted, the petitioner will receive a notification of receipt email at their TCSPP email address. This email  will serve as confirmation that the petition has been received in the Office of the Registrar.

Click here to complete The Petition for Degree Conferral


Degree Conferral Procedure 

The Office of the Registrar operates within these timeframes related to degree completion:

  • Degree Audited and Conferred – ​​Will occur after the student completes their final term of enrollment, assuming all final grades have been posted for degree auditing and conferral.  Once the auditing process has been completed, the student's conferral date will be posted to their transcripts no more than 15 business days after the eligible conferral date.  An email will be sent to your TCSPP email account when your status has been updated to graduate and your degree has been posted to your transcripts.
  • Diploma Ordered – Diploma orders are placed on the 5th and 20th of every month.  When your order has been submitted, an email will be sent from The Chicago School/Parchment to your TCSPP account with login credentials to review your information, place your order, and provide you access to your digital diploma which will be available for immediate download. ​*Diploma order date is determined by actual degree conferral date*
  • Diploma Delivered – Will occur 6-8 weeks after a student’s diploma is ordered, assuming his/her student account is clear of holds.

Degree Conferral Fee

​The $215 degree conferral fee is paid by all students enrolled in degree-seeking programs. This fee funds degree auditing and other related activities, and it i s assessed to a student's account within 30 business days of petition. The fee may be paid online via myChicagoSchool or mailed to the Office of Student Accounts.

Certificate students do not pay the degree conferral fee.


Petition for Degree Conferral: Filing Deadlines

Ground Degree Programs

Term

Conferral Date

Earliest Submission

Petition Deadline

​Spring 2022​

5/1/2022

1/10/2022

4/18/2022

*Summer 2022-8 Weeks

7/13/2022

5/15/2022

7/3/2022

*Summer 2022-12 Weeks

8/8/2022

5/15/2022

7/31/2022

*Summer 2022-15 Weeks

8/28/2022

5/15/2022

8/22/2022

Fall 2022

12/18/2022

9/4/2022

12/5/2022

Spring 2023​

4/30/2023

1/15/2023

4/25/2023

*Not all ground programs and/or campuses are eligible for the 12 and 15 week conferral dates - Please check academic calendar for eligibility*


Online Degree Programs

Term

Conferral Date

Earliest Submission

Petition Deadline

Spring I 2022

3/6/2022

1/10/2022

2/28/2022

Spring II 2022

5/1/2022

3/7/2022

4/18/2022

Summer I 2022

7/3/2022

5/15/2022

6/27/2022

Summer II 2022

8/28/2022

7/10/2022

7/19/20​22

Fall I 2022

10/23/2022

9/4/2022

10/17/2022

Fall II 2022

12/18/2022

10/30/2022

12/12/2022

Spring I 2023

3/5/2023

1/15/2023

3/1/2023

Spring II 2023

4/30/2023

3/12/2023

4/25/2023


Students completing Dissertation or Thesis, Internship or Practicum

A student whose final degree program requirement is completion of a practicum and/or internship must be enrolled in a corresponding course unless the practicum or internship concludes prior to the end of the term/semester. A student whose final degree program requirement is a thesis or copy editing of a dissertation must be enrolled in a corresponding course unless the copy editing will be completed prior to the end of the term/semester. Please refer to the Degree Completion of the Student Handbook for more information on degree conferral dates.​