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Undergraduate Admission

International Students

» Undergraduate Admission for International Students

Chapman is home to students from all over the world. Approximately 6% of our students are international, with more than 80 countries represented.

Our undergraduate programs are ideal for international students, with curriculum, networking, and hands-on learning opportunities that will prepare you to succeed anywhere in the world. 

Our location in sunny Orange County, home to more than 94,000 businesses, provides students with real-world opportunities through internships and connections with Chapman alumni. 

How to Apply as an International Student

General application information is available on our How to Apply page. Below is some additional information for international applicants.

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+ - English Proficiency and Test Scores

All applicants who are non-native English speakers must submit proof of English proficiency. Students graduating from secondary schools where English is the language of instruction will automatically be reviewed for a waiver of this requirement.

Students who score at least a 600 on the SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section, or a 24 on both the ACT English and Reading sections, will automatically have the English proficiency requirement waived. Only official SAT or ACT scores will waive the English proficiency requirement. Self-reported scores will not be used for this purpose.

Transfer students who are completing college coursework in the United States must have completed a transferable English course in a traditional classroom setting. Online English courses will not satisfy this requirement.

+ - Official Academic Documents

Transcripts: Your application requires official academic transcripts from all schools attended. If your official transcripts are in another language, please have them officially translated into English. This should be a word-for-word translation completed by a certified translator. 

Transcripts must be sent to Chapman directly from the issuing institution. Official transcripts can be emailed to intladmit@chapman.edu from an official school email address or may be sent in sealed school envelopes to our physical address: 

Chapman University 
Office of Admission
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866

Applicants from Chinese institutions: Request and submit official transcripts directly through the China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center (CHESICC). Requests are processed by CHESICC and are sent electronically to Chapman’s Office of Admission. Do not send paper copies of your transcripts. Visit the CHESICC How to Apply page to get started.

+ - Transcript Evaluation

Once your transcripts are received, Chapman will internally evaluate them. Chapman does not accept or require outside evaluations.

+ - Frequently Asked Questions about Applying as an International Student

Please visit our International Student Frequently Asked Questions page. This page includes helpful information and tips for applying and preparing to enter Chapman University as an international student.

Advising Centers Around the World

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Chapman partners with EducationUSA, which has advising centers in 170 countries. Their advisors can work with you on finding the right school for you in the United States. Visit their website to find an advising center near you.

International Student Ambassadors

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Our Undergraduate International Ambassadors are current students who came to Chapman come from all over the world. You can reach out to ask them questions or learn more about their Chapman experience.

5 Tips for Overseas Students Coming to Chapman

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Chapman student Melissa Cho ‘21 came to Chapman from Taiwan. In this blog post, she shares her tips for any student who is coming to Chapman from outside the United States.

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Chapman University is a CIS Higher Education Member. CIS members demonstrate a commitment to promoting internationalism and interculturalism in education and are characterized by high standards in leadership and global citizenship.