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Chicago School Accreditation

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The Early Days
The school’s road to accreditation began during its first academic year. In 1980, The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) awarded candidate-for-accreditation-status to The Chicago School, with accreditation first awarded in 1984. The Clinical Psy.D. Department in Chicago was awarded Provisional Accreditation by APA in 1987, and Full Accreditation in 1992, a status that it retains. During the summer of 1979, the school became an affiliate member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP). In 1980, the school’s status was raised to associate membership; in 1985, The Chicago School was made a Full Member of NCSPP.

A Dream Becomes Reality
The Chicago School began its first classes at
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The East Coast side of the initiative was realized in fall 2010 with the opening of a campus in the nation’s capital.

Paving the Way Towards Positive Change
For six consecutive years, The Chicago School has held a place on the President’s Honor Roll for Higher Education Community Service; a distinction it earned in part due to the more than 800,000 hours of low cost and pro bono service students and faculty perform each year in the community. “The Engaged Professional Model of Education” is the name given to this approach to training and service that was formally articulated by the Chicago School community in the late 2000s. In 2009, The Chicago School made The Chronicle of Higher Education’s annual list of “great colleges to work for.”

Today, the school has more than 4,300 students studying in one of more than 20 degree programs making it the largest nonprofit professional psychology school in the
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