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The Chicago School honored in ‘Military Advanced Education & Transition’s 2017 Guide to Colleges & Universities’

(LOS ANGELES) (January 24, 2017) – For the third consecutive year, Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T) has awarded The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, the designation of a Top School in its 2017 Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education. The Chicago School is one of the leading nonprofit graduate universities devoted exclusively to the study of psychology, and related behavioral health sciences.

Now in its tenth year of publishing the Guide, MAE&T was the first publication to launch a reference tool of this type. This year, institutes were evaluated on their military culture, financial aid, flexibility, general support, on-campus support and online support services that enables prospective students to quickly target schools that follow best practices in military education, and then put these in context with other academic or career considerations.

The 2017 Guide is printed in the December issue of Military Advanced Education &Transition, and is also published in a searchable database online. Students have access to all the survey questions and answers provided by the schools, as well as explanations about critical issues like activation and deployment policies, withdrawal policies, scholarship and financial aid information and important support information.

“There are many different variables by which you could evaluate an institution, but we focus on the best practices that have been asserted by various higher education groups and reinforced by veteran groups. These best practices assure students that they have a high chance of success and support at their school of choice,” said Kelly Fodel, Military Advanced Education & Transition’s editor-in-chief.

“Inclusion in the 2017 guide shows our commitment to providing a supportive environment and community for military and veteran students,” said Jennifer Stripe-Portillo, Vice President, Student Affairs, The Chicago School. “And with the opening of our new campus in San Diego, which is home to some of the largest populations of service members, we hope to become even more accessible to military and veteran students.”

The Chicago School was also included in the list of 2017 Military Friendly® Schools, a site that rates and recognizes companies and colleges with leading programs for veteran members of the Armed Forces leaving military service, and military spouses, and will soon become even more accessible to those who serve and have served in the military with the opening of its new San Diego Campus in Fall 2017—a region that is home to some of the largest populations of service members and veterans in the country.

Visit for online access to MAE&T’s 2017 Guide to Colleges and Universities, or pick up a copy of the December issue of Military Advanced Education & Transition.

About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is a nonprofit, private university devoted exclusively to psychology, and related behavioral health services. The Chicago School is an affiliate of TCS Education System, a nonprofit system of colleges advancing student success and community impact. The university serves nearly 4,500 students across campuses in Chicago; Southern California (Los Angeles and Irvine); and Washington, D.C., as well as through online programs. The Chicago School is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, (WSCUC), and its Clinical Psychology Doctoral Programs in Chicago and Washington, D.C. are accredited by the American Psychological Association. With more than 20 graduate degree programs, thousands of hours of real-world training, and a wealth of international opportunities, TCSPP is the leader in professional psychology education. To learn more, visit

About Military Advanced Education & Transition:
Military Advanced Education & Transition ( is the journal of higher education for servicemembers and veterans making the transition from military to the civilian sector.

Covering issues and hot topics in higher education, career trends, transition assistance, innovative programs, and schools of special interest to the military, MAE&T focuses on news and resources that will empower a military student to pursue a quality education and rewarding career. MAE&T serves education services officers (ESOs)  and transition officers (TOs) at every U.S. military installation, along with the servicemembers they counsel. Published 10 times yearly, MAE&T’s editorial coverage includes exclusive interviews with military executive leadership, educators, and members of Congress; best practices; career and transition spotlights, servicemember, school, and program profiles, and periodic special reports.