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Undergraduate Admission

Transfer Resources

» Transferring to Chapman University

Chapman is a transfer-friendly institution, and welcomes those from two- or four-year colleges. For most of our majors transfers have the option to consider a fall or spring semester entry point.

Please use the information below to learn more about transferring to Chapman. If you are ready to apply, you’ll find detailed instructions on our how to apply page for transfer students. 


Virtual Prospective Transfer Student Events

  • We're holding virtual information sessions throughout the fall! A Transfer Team member will explain the transfer admission process and answer your questions.
  • Our Transfer Team is also visiting Transfer College Fairs throughout Southern California. Visit the website for a list of fairs we'll be attending!


Getting Started

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Unlike public colleges and universities, Chapman does not have a single set of requirements that guarantees admission to all majors.

To check if college-level coursework completed at other institutions is eligible for transfer credit at Chapman, view our Transfer Credit and Articulation Guidelines.

You can use Transferology to see how your courses will transfer. After creating an account, this free tool allows you to enter courses you have taken (or plan to take) and see which will transfer into a degree program at Chapman.

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Tips for Transferring
Vafa Fanaii | Political Science major & Peace Studies minor
Vafa transferred to Chapman from a local community college. In this blog post, he provides advice for those thinking of transferring.

Transfer 101

Let's chat about transferring to Chapman! On this episode of Chapman Chats, Chapman's official podcast, Yazmin Mendez discusses the application process for students interested in transferring to Chapman.

To schedule an advising appointment, contact us at transfers@chapman.edu.

Majors with Prerequisites

There are some majors at Chapman with required and recommended courses for transfer students. You can view majors with transfer prerequisites and recommended courses here.

If you are applying to a program in a school/college not listed on that page, your major does not have any prerequisites.  

Connect With Us

We are happy to help you at any and every point in the admission process. There are several ways for us to connect:

  • Discover Chapman Virtually: We offer opportunities to take virtual campus tours, meet current students and much more!
  • Advising Appointments: We can meet one-on-one (on campus or by phone) with you before you apply. Advising is not required, but can help you develop an academic plan at your current school that will aid your transfer process to Chapman. To schedule an advising appointment, contact us at transfers@chapman.edu or (714) 997-6711.


Veterans Information

Chapman participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program of the Post-9/11 GI Bill®. You can learn more about financial resources and admission processes for veterans and their family members on our Veterans Resource Center website.

Take a Self-Guided Tour

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Virtually explore Chapman in this student-led tour through our Orange Campus. You'll be able to visit classrooms, hang-out spots, our residence life area and much more!

Transfer Applicant Guide

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Download our Transfer Applicant Guide (PDF) for an in-depth look at transferring to Chapman and a worksheet to help you navigate the application process.

Office of Admission Contacts


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Email Transfer Admission

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Phone: (714) 997-6711

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

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