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Undergraduate Admission

Transferring to Chapman

» 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

Getting started


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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Additional merit aid for select honor societies

Chapman recognizes the importance of honor societies within our transfer population, as they can enrich the community college experience prior to transferring onto a 4-year college.

That's why transfer applicants who are eligible for merit scholarships at Chapman and are members of either of the following organizations are also eligible for additional scholarships of up to $5,000 per year:

These scholarships can be combined with the Chapman merit scholarship and will be indicated in your offer of admission.

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For students thinking about transferring: we're holding regular virtual information sessions! A Transfer Team member will introduce you to Chapman, explain the transfer admission process and answer your questions.

Click on a link to learn more and register.

On-campus Information Session >>

Virtual Information Session >>

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.


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Argelia Diaz Orozco | Accounting '20
As a transfer student, Argelia was nervous about finding her footing at Chapman. But with help from her professors and the career office, she didn't just acclimate ― she thrived.
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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.

The Veterans Resource Center buildingVeterans 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.

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Transferring 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.

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:

  • Virtual Advising Appointments: We can meet one-on-one (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. You can schedule an appointment here.
  • Visit Opportunities: We offer ways to connect on campus or from wherever you are.

If you can't wait to learn more, you can also watch a recording of a Transfer Information Session:

Contact the Transfer Team

Email: transfers@chapman.edu

Call: (714) 997-6711

Text: (714) 627-4402

Send your documents:
Chapman University
Attn: Office of Admission
One University Drive 
Orange, CA 92866

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.

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!

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