International Admissions

The Chicago School prides itself on its growing international student body with graduates from nearly 50 countries. Whether you have previously studied in the U.S. or you are attending school here for the first time, The Chicago School is excited to welcome you into our community.

Below is information for international students to help them learn more about The Chicago School and our Admission process.

International Admissions Requirements

In addition to meeting all general admission requirements indicated on our program-specific requirement pages, all international students must submit additional documentation to be considered for admission.

See our International Admissions Requirement page for more details.

Immigration Matters – Obtaining an initial I-20 or DS-2019

Full-time ground programs: Upon admission to an on-ground full-time degree program, International Programs and Services will request the submission of the required documents in order to prepare the proper immigration document (I-20/DS-2019). Details and instruction for obtaining an I-20 for admitted students can be found here. As part of your documents, international students must submit detailed financial statements before a Form I-20/DS-2019 can be processed. These statements should include the amounts and sources of funds available for educational expenses in the United States.

Programs with low-residency requirement: Our goal is to be an active part of your TCSPP experience, and to support you in many ways. To begin, please review International Programs and Services for important visa matters and details on how to manage your immigration status. U.S. immigration regulations stipulate that a “B” nonimmigrant (both B-1 visitors for business and B-2 visitors for pleasure) is strictly prohibited from enrolling in a degree program. Prior to admission to a low-residency degree program that requires a residency in the United States, you must reach out to your admissions representative to confirm if your program is eligible for student visa sponsorship. Details and instructions for programs that currently are eligible to issue supporting documentation for obtaining an I-20 for admitted students in low-residency programs can be found here (hyperlinked to newly created section under ‘admitted students’ – content below).
NOTE: Students are not required to submit the documents for I-20/DS-2019 issuance until they have been admitted to TCSPP. However, submission prior to admission will help expedite the processing of the I-20 or DS-2019 and students are welcome to do so at any time after submitting their application.

International Student Grant & Scholarship Opportunities

International students have special opportunities for scholarships and grants at The Chicago School. These opportunities reward international students for their academic excellence, their potential to add to the cultural and geographic diversity of the classroom, and their ability to represent the mission of The Chicago School globally upon graduation. Learn more about how The Chicago School can help you impact the field of psychology.

See the Scholarships and Fellowships page for more information.

Information for Admitted & Current International Students

International Programs and Services advises international students, scholars, and their dependents on matters related to: immigration status, employment, housing, health insurance, social security, cross-cultural adjustment, and personal concerns. International Programs and Services strives to provide high quality programs, services, and information in order to assist international students in achieving their personal and educational goals while at The Chicago School.

International Students

Dates & Deadlines

International applicants should submit a completed application by the general consideration deadline. This will allow sufficient time to obtain the additional documentation required to study in the United States. Once accepted, international students must submit a copy of their passports, the International Student Information Form, and financial documentation showing sufficient funding for at least one year of study—including living expenses. This required documentation should be submitted no later than two months before the start of class. This deadline allows sufficient time for the school to issue the I-20 form enabling international students to obtain an F-1 Student Visa.

Dates and Deadlines

International Student Testimonials

Hear straight from our students and alumni what it’s like to be a student at The Chicago School.

Read their testimonials

Helpful Contacts

For admissions-related questions, please contact our Global Enrollment Office:

Telephone: +1-312-462-0377
Toll-free: (800) 747-8367
[email protected]

For immigration-related questions, please email International Student Services.