The Chicago School'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.
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 Chicago School 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
The Office of the Registrar operates within these timeframes related to degree completion:
The $215 degree conferral fee is paid by all degree-seeking students and funds degree auditing and other related activities. The fee may be paid online via myChicagoSchool or mailed to the Office of Student Accounts. Students enrolled in a certificate program are not assessed the degree conferral fee.
*Summer 2023-8 Weeks
*Summer 2023-15 Weeks
Spring I 2023
Spring II 2023
Summer I 2023
Summer II 2023
Fall I 2023
Fall II 2023
Spring I 2024
Spring II 2024
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.