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Graduate Admission

International Pre-Arrival Checklist

» International Pre-Arrival Checklist

As you prepare for your transition to Chapman University, here are a few items to take care of along the way.

Prepare for your arrival at the airport.

Planning for your arrival at the airport ahead of time will help make sure your travel goes as smoothly as possible.

Check our arrival tips page to learn more about arriving at the airport in the U.S.

Waive your Chapman health insurance (only if you already have your own health insurance).

As a Chapman student, you are automatically billed for health insurance. But if you have your own health insurance, you can waive this fee by submitting the Proof of Student Health Insurance Form in your Student Center account.

If you have any questions, you can email Medical Assistant Julie Payn at payn@chapman.edu.

Complete your Health Record Form.

Before you arrive at Chapman, complete your Health Record Form online.

Secure your housing.

On-campus housing is not guaranteed for graduate students, but there are many off-campus housing options near our Orange campus. You can learn more about living off campus on our Introduction to Off-Campus Living page.

For housing information near our Rinker Campus in Irvine, CA, please contact your program coordinator directly.

Contact your graduate program advisor.

Your program advisor will help you register and plan which classes you need to take. Before you register, you should contact your graduate program advisor.

Register for International Graduate Student Orientation.

At International Graduate Student Orientation, you will have a chance to meet current Chapman students and staff.

If you have an F-1 visa, attendance is mandatory. For those with other visas, attendance is highly recommended.

Soon after registration  opens, you will get an email invitation with more details about dates and how to register.

Start connecting with Chapman.

A great way to start getting connected with the Chapman community is by joining Chapman’s International Student Group on Facebook. Feel free to introduce yourself and contribute to discussions.

You can also follow International Student Services on Instagram for all the latest updates.