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Creative Supplement Instructions

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The Creative Supplement allows you to demonstrate your artistic talent as part of the application process. If you are applying to a program within a college or department below, you must submit a Creative Supplement for review by the department and faculty:

  • College of Performing Arts
  • Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
  • Department of Art (excluding Art History)

Every department and program has unique Creative Supplement requirements. Please review all instructions thoroughly.

Although not required at the point of application, please be prepared to submit a Creative Supplement for your second-choice major if requested.

The Creative Supplement is for prospective first-year and transfer students only.

Submission Instructions

  • You must submit your Creative Supplement within your Application Status Page. You will gain access to your Application Status Page within 24-48 hours after submitting your Common App. To ensure you turn in your Creative Supplement before the deadline, you should submit your Common App several days before all materials are due.
  • If you are having difficulty uploading your Creative Supplement, please review our Creative Supplement Upload Tips.
  • Your Creative Supplement letter of recommendation should come from a person who can discuss your creative strengths. The letter should not come from the same person who is providing the Teacher Evaluation on your Common App.
  • If you need to have your Common App recommender moved to your Creative Supplement, you can:
    • Email us at admit@chapman.edu if your letter of recommendation has already been submitted.
    • If your letter has not been submitted, your recommendor can email it to us at admit@chapman.edu. Make sure they indicate that is for the Creative Supplement.

School/College and Program Instructions

Use the information below to find specific instructions by program/college.

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Chapman University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, religion, military status, or veteran’s status in its admissions policies or administration of its educational programs, including scholarship and loan programs, under Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and under the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Questions, concerns, or complaints may be directed to DeAnn Yocum Gaffney, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Senior Associate Dean of Students and Lead Title IX Coordinator at gaffney@chapman.edu, phone 714.997.6721, Argyros Forum Room 101, or to the Director, US Department of Education, Washington DC, 20201.

Note: any questions relating to the admission process should be sent to admit@chapman.edu



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