Admissions FAQ


Q: Can I schedule an individual visit?

A: Yes. We offer campus tours and appointments with admissions representatives every Monday through Friday. Please call 800.721.8072 to schedule your visit at any campus.

Q: When is the application deadline?

A: Deadlines may vary by program. Please visit our deadlines pages for early and general consideration dates for each program.

Q: What if I miss a general consideration deadline for one of the programs?

A: To find out if space is still available, please contact the Office of Admissions at 800.721.8072.

Q: Can I begin program coursework in the spring semester?

A: Spring starts are available in some programs. Please contact the Office of Admissions at 800.721.8072 to find out if your program of interest is offered with a spring start.

Q: How many years will it take me to complete each program?

A: Time for completion varies by program. To learn about your program of interest, you are encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions at 800.721.8072 or admissions@thechicagoschool.edu.

Q: Can I get my bachelor's degree at your school?

A: The Chicago School offers an online bachelor's completion program.

Q: Do you need a degree in psychology to apply?

A: No. You must have or be completing a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution to apply, though all programs do have prerequisite course requirements.Click here for a complete list.

Q: Can I take some of my prerequisite courses at The Chicago School?

A: We offer both an online Research Methods course and a Statistics course in the summer. These courses are open to all of our accepted students. Email admissions@thechicagoschool.edu for more information.

Q: Are your programs accredited?

A: The Chicago School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition, our Chicago campus Clinical Psychology doctoral program is accredited by the American Psychological Association. The School Psychology Ed.S. program is accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

Q: Is the GRE required?

A: The GRE is required for the following programs:

  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology
  • Psy.D. in Clinical Forensic Psychology
  • Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis (not required if a master's degree was earned at TCSPP)
  • Psy.D. in Business Psychology (post-baccalaureate applicants only; GMAT may be substituted)

Please note that you must have your official scores sent to The Chicago School (School Code 1119).

Q: Is there a minimum GPA and GRE requirement?

A: No, although generally, the master of arts programs require a 3.0 or higher, and the education specialist and doctoral programs a 3.2 or higher (4.0 scale). However, your GPA and GRE scores are only one part of your application. Each applicant is reviewed holistically, taking factors such as personal and professional experience and accomplishments into consideration. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions to discuss their unique qualifications.

Q: How much is tuition?

A: View the latest information about tuition and fees.

Q: Do you provide housing?

A: Although The Chicago School does not have its own residence halls, we do send incoming students a detailed overview of moving and living in the city where they will be attending classes. Students are encouraged to call the Office of Admissions for further assistance.

Q: Does the school have a parking facility?

A: No, but there are a number of hourly-fee garages around each of our campuses. Our Chicago, Downtown Los Angeles, and D.C. campuses are easily accessible by public transportation, which most of our faculty, staff, and students use.

For more information contact:
Office of Admissions
Phone: 800.721.8072
Email: admissions@thechicagoschool.edu