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Office of Admission

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

» COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

Information on campus operations and fall semester plans are available on the CU Safely Back website.

Chapman's Office of Admission staff is currently working remotely. There will still be several ways to connect with us during this time:

Graduate students can expect to hear from their programs directly about opportunities to connect.

Admission Operations

Though Admission staff are working remotely, we are still able to review applications, process materials and release decisions. However, there may be a delay in getting some of these operations done.

School Closures and Test Cancellations

We understand that some students attend schools that are temporarily closed. Additionally, some required tests (GRE, TOEFL, IB/AP testing) have been cancelled or have limited testing dates available.

If a school closure or test cancellation is preventing you from completing your application or submitting any required or requested materials, please contact us:

International Student Visas

The Office of Admission and the International Student Services offices are operating remotely for the fall 2020 semester. During this time, we are processing I-20 Forms and assisting our students to understand the impact of immigration guidelines. Once you receive your I-20 Form, please be in contact with your nearest U.S. embassy or consulate to schedule your visa interview when visa services resume.

COVID-19 Update for International Applicants

At this time, Chapman is phasing in a return for in-person instruction. For spring 2021, we plan to focus on in-person instruction if practicable, based on state and local agencies, as well as Governor Newsom's guidance.

However, we will continue providing hyflex courses for the remainder of the academic year, including spring. Hyflex courses allow students to continue remote learning if they choose to, or do not have the option to obtain a student visa and travel to the United States.

We will be issuing Form I-20s to students so you can attend Chapman in person. If the situation changes, we will communicate updates regarding studying in the United States and COVID-19 as soon as possible. 

If you have any questions: international undergraduate students can email Bryant Dowd at bdowd@chapman.edu and international graduate students can email Monica Chen at mchen@chapman.edu


Frequently Asked Questions

Please keep in mind that the campus situation can change quickly, and there are many questions we cannot yet answer (especially those relating to the summer or fall). If you have a question that is not answered here, please email us at admit@chapman.edu.


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