Chicago School of Professional Psychology Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (11)
This school is a joke. I saw the reviews for this school and thought that maybe it wouldn't be so bad. For a school teaching students on how to be better counselors they sure don't care much about their students. I learned absolutely nothing in this program that I didn't already learn in my undergraduate program, which was one the reasons I didn't stay in the program when I got sick. I withdrew from the university because I was sick and they decided to refund my loans without telling me. They didn't mention any of this when I was speaking to them about withdrawing and I made constant attempts to meet with someone from financial aid to make sure everything would be alright once I withdrew. My counselor mentioned nothing. The chair of the department mentioned nothing. Then they sent a letter to an old address that I owed them money and if it wasn't paid it would be sent to a collections office within 30 days. I didn't receive any of these letters until after 30 days, because it was an old address and when I called they said they had forward earlier in the month to the collections office. It had been almost a week from the day the letter was sent and they decided to forward the debt.
I found this program to be overpriced. Grading rubrics enforced differently than the written policy. Student concerns were not addressed adequately. Too many students in the program seemed virtually illiterate (e.g., at lease not having a command of English commensurate with what one would expect at an advanced graduate level). Many courses are taught by professors who hold MA from this school (i.e., no doctoral level) and many faculty are from this and other for-profit institutions. Admissions "counselors" are more like salesmen (wouldn't be surprised if they got commissions per head). They call some of their degrees PhD but an examination of programs at bona fide colleges and universities (vs "niche" schools) show a certain rigor not in evidence here.
This school offers outstanding faculty, flexible learning, small class sizes, commitment to diversity, and excellence in the field. I could not recommend the school more.
I attended this school because of the Forensic Psychology option. However, the information provided during orientation never lived up to the reality of the school. Felt cheated in what turned out to be a very expensive education. The teachers ARE great, however, the school itself is deceptive on what it can deliver and not the best option for a REAL career. Beware and look elsewhere, there are much better and cheaper alternatives
The Chicago School is a great campus if you desire to learn on a more intimate interaction; the instructors are awesome and the input that they give to your career and also to the field of counseling is awesome. I really am impressed with the school and I am excited about going into the field.
The course helped me to build my career. I got a chance to reveal myself through this course and I appreciate that. Psychology is something so amazing which I can't able to express. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology did the tweaks for me and changed my life. For that I'm so glad and thankful to the course coordinators and professors for their awesome lessons. I taught a lot and it's helping me to step forward living my life. I chose my career in psychology and I'm doing well as I believe. The faculty members are truly helpful so that my course ended so smoothly. I will love to recommend this school for the psychology lovers.
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology has definitely had a positive impact on my life. I enrolled knowing that I would be willing to commit to a career in psychology. My professors and fellow students at the Chicago School reinforced my convictions in my career choice. The professors were firm and stuck to their schedule, but they always found time to help you out if you had a question or just wanted to talk. I'm the kind of student who would always like to take advantage of office hours and I knew the emails of my professors on the top of my head. I'm happy that the professors patiently helped me since I hear that other professors in other schools don't have as much time to help students. My fellow classmates were fun to be around and I made plenty of friends and study buddies. I'd have to say that my experience at the Chicago school was exceptional. I should mention that the guys at the college asked me to write this review. Overall, I would recommend this school to any student serious about committing to psychology.
The memorable campus life which I love to live once again if I get the chance. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology gave me more than I expected. It added an extra layer of satisfaction and memory to my life. My experience with this school is superb which I can't express through words. I will never manage to finish this too, if I start. I will mention some of the many, including my professors, friends, library times, effective study system and environment, affordable cost & so on. Everything related to my study went well with this school and for this, I'm now so able to manage my expected job. I'm so satisfied with this school. I will never mention, it's the best - but I must say, it's one of the remarkable graduate schools of U.S.A.
Most of my classes were done online and so I barely spent any time on campus, aside from the few classes I took on campus. Though the time that I was there, was always one of the best experiences I've had. The people are so nice, my teachers were amazing, their instructions were great and I found myself understanding everything. I think the Chicago school can take pride in the fact that they have some of the greatest teachers making sure the students pass their classes. It was rather stressful at times, but isn't any school stressful? However, once you apply yourself, and take discipline, you'll find that everything else becomes much easier and you kind of have fun with your classes. It helps if this is your passion, and if you love helping people. I would have rated everything excellent, but not everything is perfect, though this comes quite close to it.
I spent about 8 years studying in this school for my PhD. I was lucky to begin studying early at 17 years old. Although I knew what I was getting myself into when I began on my journey to get a PhD. I always prepared myself for the worst and focused solely on my studies. I must say, Chicago school makes it easier than expected. I didn't get that stressed as I could have in other schools, and I was really thankful for this. But I guess it depends on your level of discipline, when you start on a long journey such as this. This is a really great school, from the beginning they teach you new skills that you can use to start getting ready within your desired field. With this, I started working in a related field in Psychology, with kids and teenagers before even graduating. It helps that they see you are capable to deal with this though. I wasn't treating the kids, I was simply helping and assisting and working in the offices where they did. If you have a love for the job, then you will find it really rewarding. Before this, I had to support myself working on other jobs unrelated to the field I work in now. Like post offices, coffee places, and so on... Anyway, as long as you persevere with your chosen field I believe you can go far. I came here without expectations and free of a mind with a set future. I let the journey take me where it had to, and that helps a lot with the stress of having to hand in homework on time, while also balancing a job. I've finished graduating at 2012 and am now working in Psychology, with my very own patients and it definitely gets easier. You get to choose your schedule, and you work at your own pace while maintaining a good relationship with your patients and being financially stable. I didn't give it such a perfect rating, because there were times when the teachers were definitely unfair, but that's not the school's fault. You just have to learn how to choose your teachers, and deal with the ones that you don't like, just like in any other school. But if you know where to go, you can avoid immature students as well as teachers. Most of the teachers that taught me where indeed very professional, and wise beyond their years, and I appreciated that they were always willing to help me out. So, if you're looking for a good choice of school, this one is it.