The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, requires Title IV participating institutions like The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (“TCSPP”) to disclose certain information to its constituents. This page has been created to fulfill TCSPP’s responsibilities under this Act.
Federal Disclosure Notices
The following is a list of disclosure requirements, and links to pages containing additional information or references to additional information.
General Institutional Information
- Academic Programs
- Accessibility Services
- Accreditation & Approval Information
- Career Services
- Copyright Law
- Cost of Attendance
- Intellectual Property
- Pricing Sheet and Default Rates
- Program Teach Out
- Refund Policy
- Student Diversity
- Transfer Credit and Course Waiver
- Withdrawal Policy
Student Financial Assistance
- Funding Your Education at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
- Who to Contact for Institutional and Financial Aid Information
- Financial Aid Professional Code of Conduct
- Certificate in Child and Adolescent Psychology
- Certificate in Industrial and Organizational Psychology Generalist
- Certificate in BCBA Respecialization (name changed to Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavioral Analysis)
Health and Safety
Disclosure of Programmatic Accreditation
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is a nonprofit graduate psychology school committed to providing students with the highest level of professional psychology education to prepare them for lifelong careers in the fields of psychology and related behavioral sciences.
TCSPP is a member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP) and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), a regional accrediting body recognized by the United States (U.S.) Department of Education (ED). Regional accreditation covers entire institutions. The WSCUC, one of six regional accrediting bodies in the U.S.; each is authorized to accredit institutions in specific states, divided by geographic region.
The American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation; Commission on Accreditation (CoA) is a specialized/professional accreditor, meaning that APA accreditation only extends to specific doctoral graduate programs, pre-doctoral internships, and postdoctoral residencies in professional psychology. Accreditation by APA is not awarded by schools or campuses, but rather by program. The accredited status of one specific program does not extend to other programs in the same department or institution.
APA-accredited doctoral graduate programs must be housed in an institution that has regional accreditation; however, an institution may hold regional accreditation and not have any APA-accredited programs.
According to the APA CoA, doctoral programs in clinical psychology, counseling, school psychology, or a combination of two or three of these areas are the only programs eligible for accreditation under their standards. Internship and postdoctoral training programs are also eligible; however, master’s and bachelor’s programs in psychology are not eligible for APA program accreditation.
TCSPP programs that fall under the APA scope of accreditation but are NOT programmatically accredited by APA are:
- Clinical Psychology PsyD in Los Angeles
- Clinical Psychology PsyD in Xavier
- Applied Clinical Psychology PsyD in Los Angeles
- Clinical Forensic Psychology PsyD in Los Angeles
- PhD Psychology, Behavior Analysis Specialization in Los Angeles
Privacy Rights (FERPA)
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is committed to the protection and confidentiality of student educational records, adhering to the guidelines established by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act – a federal legislation established to regulate access and maintenance of student educational records.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords student certain rights with respect to their education records, including the right to inspect their education records, request an amendment of the records that the student believes are inaccurate, and the right to control disclosures of their records except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. (It is important to note that all rights to access move to the student when that student is in a post-secondary education institution; parents, spouses, and significant others have no inherent right to access to student educational records).
For Our Students
A detailed explanation of students’ rights under this regulation can be found in the Student Handbook.
For more information, please refer to the U.S. Department of Education FERPA Guide.
For questions about the disclosures referenced on this page, send an e-mail to [email protected].