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Office of Admission

Undergraduate Admission

» Welcome to Chapman!

Our office helps you learn more about Chapman University and can introduce to a campus community that is supportive, creative and fun.

We are also here to make the application process as simple and straightforward as possible. You can reach out to us at any point in the admission process and we will be happy to help.

How to Apply

We have step-by-step application instructions for first-year and transfer students, as well as details on submitting your Creative Supplement, which is required for talent-based majors.

You're Invited: Discover Chapman Day!

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Saturday, November 9


Discover Chapman Day is our annual campus open house for prospective students and their families. We provide lunch, as well as opportunities to explore the University and experience student life.

Get to Know Chapman Better

A Chapman University tour guideThere are many ways to learn more about Chapman, whether you live down the street or across the country.

  • Visit campus: We offer campus tours, as well as tours of select colleges and departments. Check out our Visit Chapman page to view opportunities and sign up. Don’t forget to make time to visit Old Towne Orange while you’re here.
  • Meet up with us: Our Admission Team travels across the country and around the world. Visit our Travel Schedule page to see where we’ll be and when we’ll be there. You can also join our interest list and we’ll send you an invite to meet if we’ll be in your neighborhood.
  • Ask us anything: Contact us with any questions at admit@chapman.edu or (714) 997-6711. If you’re shy, you can always ask your question anonymously on our Chapman Admission Tumblr page.

Explore Academic Degrees and Programs

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Chapman has more than 110 majors and minors for undergrads. Use our program finder to discover all the possibilities.

Additional Resources

Learn more about the admission process and University resources for:

Financing Your Chapman Education

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Every year, Chapman invests over $90 million in our students, with more than 80% of undergraduates receiving some form of aid. The average award is around $30,000 per student. That is why we believe cost should not discourage you from applying to Chapman. You can learn more on our Financing Your Education page.

Incoming Students

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Welcome to the Chapman Family! As you prepare to start your first semester at Chapman, please check our New Students page.

You'll find checklists and step-by-step instructions on what you need to do to get off to a great start.

Be sure to also check your email regularly, as we will be sending important messages before your semester begins.

Application Deadlines

Spring 2020 Deadlines

October 15, 2019:

  • First Year and Transfer Applicants

Fall 2020 Deadlines

November 1, 2019:

First Year application deadline for:

  • Early Action (non-binding)
  • Early Decision (binding)
  • Film Production
  • Dance (priority)
  • Pre-Pharmacy (priority)
  • Screen Acting (priority)
  • Theatre Performance (priority)

January 15, 2020:

  • First Year Regular Decision

February 15, 2020:

  • Transfer Applicants