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Undergraduate Admission

How to Apply

» How to Apply to Chapman University

Beginning with the class entering in spring 2021, Chapman University will adopt a test-optional admission policy. Learn more about the test-optional admission process.

The application process differs for first-year and transfer applicants. Additionally, certain programs and departments require a Creative Supplement along with your application. Use the links below for step-by-step instructions and deadlines on applying to the University:

How to Apply: First Year Applicants
Follow these instructions if you are currently enrolled in high school, or have finished high school but have never completed college units post high school graduation.

How to Apply: Transfer Applicants
Follow these instructions if you are looking to transfer to Chapman from a two- or four-year college.

Creative Supplement
Find details on creating and submitting your Creative Supplement. This is required for applicants to programs within the Department of Art (except Art History), College of Performing Arts or Dodge College of Film & Media Arts.

All About Your Application Facebook Live

Two of our admission counselors, Garrett and Amy, held a Facebook Live to go over the application process and answer questions from viewers:

You can get additional application tips and videos by following the Office of Admission on Facebook or Instragram.

Application Resources

You can find application details and resources for specific populations on the following pages:

Don’t Forget to Stay in Touch

You are not alone in the application process. Our Admissions team is happy to help you along the way. Below are some ways you can reach out and stay in touch.

You can also use our program finder to help find which of our 100+ majors/minors is the right one for you.

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

Office of Admission Contacts


Email General Admission

Email Transfer Admission

Email International Admission

Phone: (714) 997-6711

Fax: (714) 997-6713

Mailing Address:
Chapman University
Attn: Office of Admission
One University Drive 
Orange, CA 92866

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