Accreditation


WSCUC Institutional Accreditation and Affiliations

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology has been accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) since 2011. Click here to view our Statement of Accreditation Status. 

Western Association of Schools & Colleges
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, CA 94501
Phone: (510) 748-9001
Fax: (510) 748-9797

Previous regional accreditation was achieved from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC) from 1984 to 2012.

WSCUC Review Process 

The following documents provide The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s involvement in the WSCUC accreditation process.

Capacity and Preparatory Review Report – 2011

Interim Report – Fall 2013

To request attachments referenced in the report, please contact the Accreditation Office at ALO@thechicagoschool.edu.

Institutional Report – Spring 2016

Offsite Accreditation Review - Fall 2016

  • The Offsite Accreditation Review will be conducted by a team of peers who will review the Institutional Report and accompanying documents.  The team will evaluate the institution based on compliance with WSCUC standards and conduct a one day videoconference with TCSPP. Any identified issues will be followed up at the Onsite visit.

Onsite Accreditation Review - Spring 2017

  • During the Onsite Accreditation Review, WSCUC review team members will meet for several days with TCSPP representatives to follow up on preliminary findings from the Offsite Accreditation Review.   The team completes their draft report which TCSPP reviews to correct errors of fact and any challenges related to proprietary information. The team finalizes their report and forwards it to the WSCUC Commission for action.

Student Outcomes and Achievement

Integrating theory, professional practice, and innovation, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology provides an excellent education for careers in psychology and related behavioral and health sciences. The school is committed to service and embraces the diverse communities of our society.

The mission guides the implementation of the Institutional Learning Goals and Program Learning Outcomes.  

Our institutional learning goals for students completing our degree programs are:

To view each program’s learning outcomes, please visit the Programs of Study in the Academic Catalog.  


Specialized Accreditation

Chicago Campus

The Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology (Chicago Campus) is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). More information about APA accreditation is available here.

The American Psychological Association
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Phone:  (202) 336-5979 / E-mail:  apaaccred@apa.org
Web:  www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

Additional information about accreditation status and frequently asked questions for the Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology program at the Los Angeles campus is available here.

Additional information about accreditation status and frequently asked questions for the Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology program at the Washington, D.C. campus is available here.

Information about the accreditation status and frequently asked questions for the Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology program at XULA is available here.

Specialized Approval

The Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in School Psychology (Chicago Campus) is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), authorizing the institution to conduct the program and recommend candidates for certification by entitlement. More information about the Illinois State Board of Education is available at www.isbe.net.

State Licenses

Alabama

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is granted permission by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education to offer its online programs to Alabama students through December 15, 2014.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology has been licensed by the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education to offer its online programs to Alabama students through December 15, 2014.

California

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology has authority to operate in the State of California by way of an exemption granted by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education pursuant to California Education Code section 94874(i).

An individual may contact the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education for review of a complaint. The bureau may be contacted at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833, http://www.bppe.ca.gov, Phone (916)431-6924, Fax (916) 263-1897.

Illinois

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved to operate and grant degrees in the State of Illinois by the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

Kansas

The Kansas Board of Regents has granted a Certificate of Approval to The Chicago School of Professional Psychology through October 19, 2014.

[This approval was obtained exclusively for The Chicago School’s online programs ONLY.]

Maryland

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission through June 30, 2014 to enroll Maryland students in fully online distance education programs listed below. The Commission’s registration of the fully online programs is not an authorization of the institution to operate in Maryland or an approval or endorsement of the institution’s programs.

Students wishing to make a complaint about the institution should follow the process outlined here.

Minnesota

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

[This approval was obtained exclusively for The Chicago School’s online programs ONLY.]

New Mexico

The New Mexico Higher Education Department determined that The Chicago School of Professional Psychology qualifies to be exempt from regulation based on the fact that the institution is regionally accredited. Students who are residents of New Mexico and wish to make a complaint about the institution should follow the process outlined here.

[This approval was obtained exclusively for The Chicago School’s online programs ONLY.]

Oregon

The Oregon Office of Degree Authorization granted approval to The Chicago School of Professional Psychology to offer online degree programs and courses for college credit to students in Oregon. This approval is valid until June 30, 2014 for online programs only.

Washington, D.C.

The District of Columbia Higher Education Licensure Commission has granted a Certificate of License to Operate and Institution of Higher Education to The Chicago School of Professional Psychology through January 31, 2015 to offer courses or instruction leading to the award of certificates, diplomas or degrees in the District of Columbia.

Wisconsin

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology has been approved by the Wisconsin Educational Approval Board to do business in Wisconsin as a private school, subject to the provisions of Wisconsin Statutes 38.50 and all administrative rules adopted pursuant to the statutes. Approval only includes those courses of instruction and those teaching locations which are specifically approved by the Board.

[This approval was obtained exclusively for The Chicago School’s online programs ONLY.]

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Affiliations and Recognitions

The Chicago School is an affiliate of the nonprofit TCS Education System (TCS ES), which features a network of fellow nonprofit institutions, each backed by a model of education that prepares socially responsible professionals in applied fields such as education, psychology, and law. Other TCS ES affiliates include Pacific Oaks College, The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law, Dallas Nursing Institute, Saybrook University, and Pacific Oaks Children’s School. Learn more at www.tcsedsystem.edu.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is also an active member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, which has recognized the school for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity.

 

This page was last updated March 31, 2015.