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Creative Supplement Instructions

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Creative Supplement Deadline

You will get access to your Creative Supplement 24-48 hours after submitting the Common Application. Since the Creative Supplement is due the same day as your application, you should submit your Common Application at least a few days before the application deadline.

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.

We also recommend students whose major requires a Creative Supplement to submit two letters of recommendation through the Common App. One letter should be from someone that can speak to your creative abilities. While this isn't required, it is highly encouraged.

School/College and Program Instructions

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

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Creative Supplement Tips

Tune in to this episode of Chapman Chats, Chapman's official podcast, to learn more about the Creative Supplement with Casey and Sadie. You won't want to miss out on these tips and tricks!

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Questions, concerns, or complaints may be directed to Colleen Wood, Title IX Coordinator at titleix@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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