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All incoming freshmen have an advising hold on their account and must complete academic advising prior to registering for courses.

As a new freshman entering in fall 2015, you must either complete an online advising tutorial or attend an in-person advising group workshop. Your registration hold will be lifted only after you complete advising.

+-Mandatory Advising for Fall 2015 Freshmen Admits

In-Person Advising (Available June 11-July 10):

All students are encouraged to come to campus and meet with an advisor. Group advising sessions will be available for new freshmen beginning in mid-June (see specific dates below). In these group sessions, we will review all of the necessary information for students to be able to register for courses: the General Education program, recommended first-term courses for the major, math placement testing, foreign language requirement, and registration policies and procedures. Students will have the opportunity to meet with a specialist advisor for their college and a peer advisor. Space in each workshop is limited to provide the best advising experience.

IMPORTANT - Incoming fall semester FRESHMEN will NOT be scheduled for individual advising appointments. They must either complete online advising or attend a group session in June or July.

2015 Group Advising Sessions - Dates and Times:

Session Date Session Time RSVP Deadline (Noon)
Thursday, June 11 Noon-5 p.m. Monday, June 8
Friday, June 12 Noon-5 p.m. Tuesday, June 9
Thursday, June 18 Noon-5 p.m. Monday, June 15
Friday, June 19 Noon-5 p.m. Tuesday, June 16
Wednesday, June 24 Noon-5 p.m. Thursday, June 18
Thursday, June 25 Noon-5 p.m. Monday, June 22
Friday, June 26 Noon-5 p.m. Tuesday, June 23
Wednesday, July 1 Noon-5 p.m. Thursday, June 25
Thursday, July 2 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, June 29
Wednesday, July 8 Noon-5 p.m. Thursday, July 2
Thursday, July 9 Noon-5 p.m. Monday, July 6
Friday, July 10 Noon-5 p.m. Tuesday, July 7

Students are allowed to bring up to two guests.

NOTE: RSVP for a specific date may close earlier than the posted deadline if the event has reached capacity. Otherwise, the RSVP will close at Noon on the indicated date.

RSVP is no longer available as the workshops have ended. Students wishing to speak with an Academic Advisor can schedule a follow-up phone appointment after completing our online new student tutorial by calling 714-744-7959.

Online Advising:

An online tutorial is available for those students who are out of the local area, or who are comfortable receiving important information in an electronic environment.  The tutorial will cover all of the same information as a one-on-one appointment with a professional advisor.  Follow-up phone appointments with an advisor are available for students who have additional questions after completing the tutorial and final AAC Survey. Please allow up to 24 hours for the processing of your tutorial completion. The tutorial is available on our New Students page (at the bottom of the page). You may call (714) 744-7959 to schedule a follow-up phone appointment. 

Appointment with a Program Advisor (in the Major):

After meeting with an AAC advisor, students are able to schedule an appointment with a Program Advisor in their major department to discuss the specific requirements for the major, research or internship opportunities, or career goals.  Please note that faculty availability is limited during the summer months.  To schedule an appointment with a program advisor, students should call or email the department directly. Please visit the Advising Portal for contact information for each department.

+-Freshman Foundation Course (FFC 100)

Register for a Freshman Foundation Course (FFC 100)

All new freshmen are required to complete a Freshman Foundation Course (FFC 100) in their first year of enrollment. It is highly recommended you enroll in this class in your first semester as a larger number of course sections and topics are available in the fall semester.

To learn more about the various FFC 100 course topics, visit the FFC website.

Note: Students who have completed at least one full-time semester at a 4-year institution, or at least 15 credits at a community college will be waived from the FFC requirement. College courses taken while in high school (concurrent enrollment) do not apply to the FFC waiver. 

+-Steps to Advising and Registration

Complete the math placement test if necessary

All students who have not been waived out of Math 098/099 based on SAT scores will be required to take the online math placement exam

Take the Language Placement Test

Beginning in the summer, login to Blackboard (available under "quick links" on the Chapman homepage)

Determine your assigned registration date

Registration dates are randomly assigned, and cannot be changed.  You can register anytime on or after your assigned date. You can view your assigned date and time on My.Chapman.edu in your Student Center.   

Select a math course

If you are placed in Math 098 or 099, it is required that you enroll in these courses in your first term, and that you complete these courses before the end of your first year at Chapman. If you place into Math 104 or GE Math, you are not required to take math in your first semester, although it is recommended. You can discuss your math course with your advisor during your advising session or follow-up phone appointment.

Fill in the rest of your schedule with General Education courses

After reviewing recommended first-term courses for your major, you can then select courses from any area of the General Education program. More information will be provided in your advising session/tutorial.

Build your shopping cart in My.Chapman.Edu

Step by step instructions will be provided in your advising session/tutorial. You may also want to utilize the registration worksheet to aid in your planning.

Register for courses

All course registration is completed online through My.Chapman.edu on or after the student's assigned registration date and time. Students will not be able to register until the advising requirement is completed.

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