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2011-2012 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Revised Addendum [Archived Catalog]

Updates to the 2011-2012 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook


 

Ed.D. School Psychology

Addition:  Effective summer 2012, the Doctor of Education School Psychology  is a new program for Chicago.

 


Ph.D. Applied Behavior Analysis

Addition:  Earning a Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis.

Deletion:  For information on earning a Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis, click here.

 


Psy.D. Business Psychology: IO Track

Addition: Earning a Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Deletion:  For information on earning a Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, click here.

 


M.A. Clinical Psychology, Counseling Specialization

Deletion:  Effective spring 2012, the M.A. Clinical Psychology, Counseling Specialization program is no longer offered.

 


 M.A. Counseling Psychology

Addition: Effective spring 2012, the Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology is a new program for Chicago.

Addition:  The following concentrations have been added: Latino/a Mental Health, Supervision and Leadership in Community Mental Health, Health Psychology, and Trauma and Crisis Intervention.

Addition:  The following courses have been added to the elective pool:

Modification: Prerequisites have been modified for the following courses as listed:

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M.A. Forensic Psychology

Modification: Prerequisites have been modified for the following courses as listed:

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Modification: Effective Summer 2012, the Non-Licensure Track will go into effect for new students.


M.A. Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Modification:  Effective Summer 2012, the Applied Research Project Track will go into effect for new students.

Modification:  Effective Fall 2012, the Internship/Thesis Track requirements will go into effect for new students.

Student Handbook Changes

Institutional Policies

Reproduction of Materials 

Addition: In the opinion of The Chicago School, copying a chapter of a book – and therefore, the entire book – would be considered copyright infringement.


Academic Policies and Procedures

Registration 

Addition: Please refer to the Academic Calendar each semester for the appropriate dates of the add/drop period.

Deletion:The last day to add/drop is the first school day following the first week of classes. 

Auditing Courses 

Addition:  A student who wishes to audit a course must register for the course in the same manner as courses taken for credit (by the add/drop deadline of a semester) as long as all credit-seeking students have been accommodated.

Addition: The appropriate faculty member or dean of academic affairs approves all audit classes.

Addition: Conversely, any course identified as a credit course may not be identified as an audit course following the Add/Drop period. Study abroad classes are not audit eligible.

Applying into a new Program Once Enrolled 

Addition: Students currently enrolled at The Chicago School, including online programs or programs at other TCSPP campuses, who wish to be considered for admission into another program, or into the same program on another campus, must complete the standard application process. Transcripts from prior   schools remain on file and do not need to be resubmitted, but the student must release his/her Chicago School transcript to the Office of Admission for consideration, as well as all other required admission documents.

Transfer of Credit between Internal Programs 

Addition: Any student with previous graduate coursework may request a waiver of coursework. Waiver of courses does not reduce the total number of hours of coursework to be completed at The Chicago School; it permits students to substitute coursework as permitted by the department chair. Waiver will not apply to undergraduate courses offered by U.S. educational institutions. Exception: An international student with undergraduate coursework equivalent to a required course, discretionary by the department chair, may apply for a course waiver. Waived courses appear on the student’s transcript as waived with zero credits.

Addition: Students seeking a waiver and/or a transfer of credit may not exceed the total credit hours designated by the program. Students are charged a transfer of credit fee for each credit hour of transfer credit awarded.

Transfer of Credit - Degree Programs Only 

Addition: Completed course matches 80% of the content of the requested course.

Addition: Number of credits earned for the completed course matches or exceeds number of credit hours for the requested course.

Addition: In order for the transfer request to be processed the student needs to complete a separate transfer request for each course, provide a copy of the syllabus for the course and submit a transcript documenting the grade received in the course.

Addition: A course that does not meet the specific content requirements of an existing TCSPP elective course may be accepted as transfer credit as an elective if the course supports the required competencies and learning objectives of the program and meets the following conditions:

     * The course must meet all other requirements for transfer credit.
     * The course must be at the equivalent degree level.
     * Approval by the department chair for the transfer credit and documentation of this approval is required.

Addition: Requests for academic credit transfers or waivers are evaluated by the department chair, the departmental admissions committee or an appropriate departmental faculty consistent with the subject matter of the transfer course(s) requested for transfer. The critical factor considered for transfers and waivers is the alignment of the requested course (and the performance in it) with the content in the comparable course or courses at TCSPP.

Leave of Absence   

Addition: Department Chair or Program Lead must review the leave of absence request before granted.

Addition: Students who find it necessary to take a Leave of Absence under extenuating circumstances are advised to review the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy, specifically in regards to rate of progress.

Addition: A student must have earned credit in at least one semester, unless extenuating circumstances necessitate approval.

Addition: In order to be readmitted, administratively withdrawn students must submit a re-entry form or re-apply as applicable (see re-entry and re-application policy). If admitted after re-application, students must follow the program requirements in effect at the time of re-admission.

Deletion: In order to be readmitted, administratively withdrawn students must submit a new application for admission, and if admitted, must follow the program requirements in effect at the time of readmission.

Withdrawal 

Addition: All students have the right to withdraw from enrollment at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at any time. Students are strongly advised to speak with their academic department, student accounts, and financial aid department prior to submitting a withdrawal request.

Re-Entry and Re-Application 

Addition: Former students, in the withdrawal status, wishing to petition for re-entry for the purposes of completing their degrees, may submit a Re-entry Request form to the Registrar (Online students should submit to their Academic Advisors), if the request for re-entry falls within 365 days of the date of withdrawal. Reentry is not guaranteed. Previous academic performance, financial status with the institution, and student’s letter of intent will be reviewed by department for acceptance. If the student’s withdrawal status is due to Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), student must submit either a Petition for Reinstatement or Petition for Extension of Study as applicable.

Addition: Former students, that have been in the withdrawal status for more than 365 days, wishing to re-enter for the purposes of completing their degrees, must re-apply through Admissions. If granted acceptance, students will be subjected to adopting new program requirements in effect at the time of re-entry. Prior to registration, students must clear any account hold (unpaid tuition or fees, overdue library materials, etc.) as it will prohibit their ability to register.

Maximum Timeframe Requirements 

Addition: Students are required to complete their degree or certificate within the maximum timeframe allotted for their program. A student who is on the cusp of failing to graduate within the maximum timeframe, can submit a Petition for Extension of Study to their local Office of Student Services. This plan must be approved by the department chair, the student’s advisor, and the Office of Financial Aid. The academic program may approve the plan; however, the decision to extend financial aid eligibility beyond the maximum timeframe is made by the Office of Financial Aid. If the student fails to petition for extension, and/or if the petition for extension of study is denied by the academic department, the student will be withdrawn.

Deletion: Students are required to complete their degree or certificate within the maximum timeframe allotted for their program. A student who fails to graduate within the maximum timeframe is administratively dismissed and is ineligible to receive financial aid. A student may submit an appeal letter as outlined in the dismissal appeal procedures, explaining the extenuating circumstances that resulted in the inability to complete the program within the maximum timeframe. The student will also be required to outline a plan for completion. This plan must be approved by the department chair, the student’s advisor, and the Office of Financial Aid. The academic program may approve the plan; however, the decision to extend financial aid eligibility beyond the maximum timeframe is made by the Office of Financial Aid.

Online/Blended Courses Grading Policy 

Addition: Some Online Blended courses (study abroad, field experience, or dissertation courses) may extend beyond the usual term/semester. For this reason, students may be assigned an interim “IP” grade. The “IP” grade will automatically change to a “F” grade after 4 weeks if the student does not submit the required deliverables.

Diplomas 

Addition: Expedited requests will not be honored. At the Chicago Campus, students will receive an email from the Office of the Registrar confirming mailing information included on the petition for degree completion upon the degree conferral. Changes to that information must be received within 5 business days of the email. Any address changes after that time will require completion of a duplicate diploma request form found on the Office of Student Services website, and the student account will be charged the associated fee.

Addition: Students will not receive transcripts, a diploma, or other official school documentation until all library books are returned and any outstanding tuition and fees or other indebtedness to the institution are paid and financial aid exit counseling is complete.

Certificates 

Addition: Students will not receive transcripts, a diploma, or other official school documentation until all library books are returned and any outstanding tuition and fees or other indebtedness to the institution are paid and financial aid exit counseling is complete .


Responsibilities 

 

Addition: As a student, The Chicago School, at times, may offer software at no additional cost to you. While software may be provided at zero cost, it is not free. The Chicago School pays for the appropriate licensing in order to provide this software. As such, if a student chooses to install and use such software, the student is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the license by not sharing it or any activation/license key with anyone. By installing the software and the license key provided by The Chicago School, the student is agreeing to this responsibility. If the student does not protect the key being provided, the School’s licensing of the software will be at risk for everyone. Violations may make students ineligible for future software installations provided by TCS.

Criminal Background Check 

Addition: Students will be provided the necessary information to complete the CBC in a timely manner through an outside vendor at their own expense; CBCs must be completed by the Add/Drop date of the second term enrolled.Students who fail to meet this requirement will be administratively withdrawn.

Deletion: Students will be provided the necessary information to complete the CBC in a timely manner through an outside vendor at their own expense; CBCs must be completed by the Add/Drop date of the semester. Students who fail to meet this requirement may be dismissed from or denied the opportunity to progress in the program, including participation in coursework, practica/internships and/or community engaged scholarship activities until the CBC is complete.

Concerns about Academic Performance and Professional Comportment 

Deletion: Concurrently, the Office of Student Services will notify the student, department chair or designee, and the advisor of the course grade.

Disciplinary Reviews

Addition: Referrals to SAC must occur in writing, and copies shall be sent to the student, committee chair, department chair or designee, advisor, dean of academic affairs, campus student affairs officer, and the student’s academic record.

Deletion: Referrals to SAC must occur in writing, and copies shall be sent to the student, committee chair, department chair or designee, advisor, dean of academic affairs, associate vice president of engagement and student affairs or director of student services, and the student’s academic record.

Addition: The student has the right to respond in writing to the allegation to the committee chair, including additional supporting documentation, up to and including the time the committee meets to deliberate the case.

Addition: Students on a current leave of absence who had SAC-referable transgressions that occurred prior to the leave, but referred after the leave was granted, will be referred to the SAC upon return as an active student.


Financial Aid and Student Account Policies

Refund Schedule 

Addition: Courses dropped during the add/drop period will be refunded 100% of tuition and course fees. Courses dropped after the add/drop period will be subject to a partial refund of tuition only, according to the refund schedule below.* Please note that adding/dropping courses may change a student’s enrollment status, which may result in changes to financial aid.
*The study abroad program fee for courses is 100% non-refundable past the add/drop period.

Addition: Students enrolled in 8-week terms will no longer be eligible for 25% refund of tuition during weeks 3 – 5. The refund percentage will instead be 0%. A “W” grade will still be posted during this time.

Addition: Students enrolled in 7-week terms will not be eligible for a 25% refund of tuition during weeks 3 - 4. The refund percentage will instead be 0%. A “W” grade will still be posted during this time.


Student Life 

Email Accounts

Addition: Accounts of students who withdraw or who are dismissed from the institution or are dismissed are suspended in accordance with internal policies and procedures.

Student Identification Cards

Addition: Identification cards of students who withdraw or who are dismissed from the institution will be deactivated.

Instructional Technology

Addition: All loaner equipment is handled by the library at the Washington, DC campus. At the Chicago and California campuses, video and camera equipment are handled by the library while other equipment is available through the IT department. Contact the local IT department for those items. There are no guarantees that any particular equipment will be available when a request is made. Any requests are filled on a best-effort basis only.

Deletion: Please direct all equipment checkout requests to helpdesk@thechicagoschool.edu. A request in email form specifying the desired equipment is required. A minimum of two weeks notice is preferred for all equipment requests. Any requests coming in with less than two weeks notice will be filled on a best-effort basis only.