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Last Minute Application Tips

» Last Minute Application Tips

If you’re applying close to the application deadline, don’t worry: you’re not alone. And our office is happy to help you throughout the admission process. For starters, here are some common tips for you as you put your finishing touches on your application:

  • If you’re applying to a talent program, get your application in ASAP. Applicants to talent-based programs need to submit a Creative Supplement, and you won’t get access to your Creative Supplement until 24-48 hours after you submit your Common App!
  • Not all items need to be submitted by the deadline. Several items, including letter(s) of recommendation, official test scores (if you are providing scores) and mid-year transcripts can be submitted after you submit your application. 
  • If you haven’t logged in to your Application Status Page, do it! Login information is in the email that confirmed we received your Common App. Your Application Status Page is where you can submit missing materials, track your application and eventually get your admission decision.
  • Breathe! Remember to breathe! You’re almost done with your application, and we hope you relax and even have some fun with it.

Common Application Tips

Looking for insight on how to answer questions in the Common Application? Visit our Application Tips page!

Frequently Asked Questions (When Applications are Nearly Due)

We have a lengthy list of FAQs here. Below are some of the most common questions we get right around the application deadline.

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Still Got Questions?

If you have questions that aren’t answered here or on our website, please contact the Admission office via:

  • Email: admit@chapman.edu
  • Phone: (714) 997-6711
  • Live chat (On this webpage, you will be able to chat with an Admission staff member if any are available)

Note: We get a lot of questions right around the application deadline. We try to respond as quickly as possible, but please bear with us if we can not respond immediately.

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