Academic Success Program
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Welcome to The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and our innovative Academic Success Program. The Academic Success Program is designed to help prepare you for academic success in graduate school and is a requirement for all incoming students. Information about each element of the Academic Success Program is sent to your student email account.
The Academic Success Program consists of two elements and is designed to assess and help improve your writing and analytical skills. The two elements of the program are:
1. Writing Assessment Process – In this process, you will write a short, 500 word essay in response to an article and prompt assigned by the National Center for Teaching and Learning. You will submit the essay as an attachment to TeachingLearning@thechicagoschool.edu for evaluation. Your essay will be assessed and will determine whether you place-into or place-out of the Academic Writing Seminar. You will receive an email about the Writing Assessment the week of July 15th, 2013.
You can also access the articles for the assessment here:
2. Academic Writing Seminar– If the essay you submit for the Writing Assessment shows that your writing skills need a little boost, you will be automatically registered for and required to complete the Academic Writing Seminar. This seven-week seminar is offered completely online for your convenience. If you place-out of the Academic Writing Seminar, you will not be required to complete it.
Completion of the Academic Success Program is required of all incoming students. Please note that failure to complete each element of the Academic Success Program may affect your ability to graduate on time.
Want more information or still have a question? Please contact the National Center for Teaching and Learning anytime at TeachingLearning@thechicagoschool.edu or 312.467.2173. We are here to support you in completing this process.
Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs: Faculty Development and Academic Support
The National Center for Teaching and Learning
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology