Originally called the Chicago Metropolitan Center, Chicago Semester is founded by six Christian colleges: Calvin College (MI), Central College (IA) Dordt College (IA), Hope College (MI), Northwestern College (IA), and Trinity Christian College (IL).
The social work program is added to serve students from accredited BSW programs.
The student teaching program is added allowing students to meet all student teaching requirements through placement in the Chicago Public Schools.
The National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE) names Chicago Semester the Experiential Education Program of the Year.
The nursing program is added.
The Summer Program is launched.
Chicago Semester celebrates its 45th anniversary.