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  Jun 14, 2024
2023-2024 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
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2023-2024 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook [Archived Catalog]


  • “The Chicago School”, “Chicago School”, “the school”, “the university”, or “institution” refers to The Chicago School, including its main campus, branch campuses, additional sites, and delivery modalities.

  • “The Chicago School@XULA” refers to The Chicago School at Xavier University of Louisiana.

  • “Regionally Accredited” refers to the list of approved institutional accrediting agencies, “regional accreditors”,  for institutions of higher education. They are: Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), Higher Learning Commission (HLC), New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC‐CIHE) Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

  • “School premises” includes all buildings and/or grounds owned, leased, operated, controlled, or supervised by the institution (including adjacent streets and sidewalks).

  • “Student” includes all persons taking courses from The Chicago School, both full-time and part-time. Persons who are not officially enrolled for a particular term/semester but who have a continuing relationship with the school are considered “students” under this definition.

    • “Active” is used to define a student who is in Academic and Financial Aid Good Standing, Academic and Financial Aid Warning, Academic and Financial Aid Probation, Pending Probation, or Pending Graduate status.

    • “Semester-based” describes a student enrolled in a course(s) that runs 15-weeks in the fall and spring semester and courses that run 8, 12, or 15 weeks in the summer semester. 

    • “Term-based” describes a student enrolled in a course(s) that runs 8-weeks in the fall, spring, and summer semesters. 

  • “School Official” is any administrator, faculty member, staff member, or other authorized individual of the school.

  • “Policies” are defined as the written regulations of the institution as found in, but not limited to, the Academic Catalog and Student Handbook and on official school websites.

  • “Academic Program Lead” is the individual who leads an academic program or department. This individual in this role may be the Division Chair, Department Chair, Program Chair, or Program Director.

Course Section Codes

  • Remote (REM). A remote course is a course that delivers 100% of instruction using distance learning technology. 

  • Executive (EXE). An executive course is a course in an on-ground/blended academic program that delivers 50% to 99% of instruction using distance learning technology.  

  • On-Ground/Blended (OGB). An on-ground/blended course is a course that delivers 50% or more of instruction in a physical classroom. 

  • High Flex (HIFL). High Flex is a delivery modality option that may be available to students in an OGB program. A student enrolled in the High Flex modality option for an individual course will be permitted to regularly attend class through electronic mediation.  

  • Service Learning (SL). Service Learning is a course that contains elements of learning outside of the classroom and in the community.