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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 summer! A Transfer Team member will explain the transfer admission process and answer your questions.

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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Next Steps for Students from California Community Colleges

We recommend meeting with an advisor at your community college transfer center. With your advisor’s guidance, select courses that meet requirements for either the CSU (California State University) full certification in general education or IGETC (Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum) full certification or an ADT degree.

Completion of a full certification is not an admission requirement for Chapman. However, you can waive the majority of Chapman’s General Education curriculum if you complete either the CSU or IGETC or an ADT. Chapman honors the completion of these transfer plans all the way up until the time you start classes at Chapman, so you can be in progress with one of these transfer plans when you apply.

Next Steps for Students from Four-Year Colleges or Out-of-State Community Colleges

You should concentrate on Chapman’s General Education requirements, particularly the Shared Inquiry and Foreign Language areas that are outlined in our Transfer Brochure.
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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.

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:

  • Campus Tour: Our tours are offered most weekdays. They are led by current students and are a great way to learn more about the Chapman Experience.
  • Transfer Info Session: We offer monthly information sessions that explain the transfer admission process in detail. Sessions will conclude in time for you to also go on a campus tour.
  • Transfer College Fair: Transfer admission counselors visit local community college fairs. Many fairs have available advising appointments following the fair.
  • 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, call us at (714) 997-6711.


Veterans Information

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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.

Office of Admission Contacts


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Phone: (714) 997-6711

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Attn: Office of Admission
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Orange, CA 92866

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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.