When I met with my program advisor, he/she agreed to substitute a class for a required course in my major. Why doesn't it show up on my program evaluation?
When a substitution or waiver has been made, your program advisor must officially request the change by emailing the Registrar's Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. An Academic Program Specialist will then make the change on your program evaluation.
I took a class that should double count between my major and GE, but it is not showing under the GE portion of my program evaluation. What should I do?
To have a course that you have already taken, or that you are currently enrolled in, double count for the major and GE, you must fill out a GE Course Usage form and submit it to the Registrar's Office.
How many classes do I need to be full-time?
Twelve credits is considered a full-time load. Most students achieve this by taking four 3-credit courses.
How do I change my major?
You can change your major by filling out a Change of Major/Minor form and submitting it to the Registrar's Office through your Chapman email account. Major changes require the signature of the department chair - signed forms should be submitted to the Registrar's Office via fax, mail or in person. Once you have submitted a form for your correct catalog year (year you entered Chapman), you should go to the department and request a program advisor.
What is a minor? Do I have to declare one?
A minor is a concentrated area of study in a department and lets a student develop a secondary area of knowledge in a subject related to a chosen major or personal interests. Most minors require 18-24 credits, and are offered by almost every department. Although a minor is not required for graduation, it's important to note that the completion of a declared minor will waive the Inter/Multidisciplinary Cluster under the GE program. For more information on how to fit a minor into your program of study, see an advisor. You can declare a minor by fillng out a Change of Major/Minor form and submitting it to the Registrar's Office through your Chapman email account.
How do I transfer courses from another college to Chapman?
Chapman has articulated courses with a number of schools across the country. If you plan to take a GE or major course at another institution, you should confirm transfer credit equivalency here and/or consult an academic advisor prior to enrolling. Once you complete the course and a grade is posted, you must send an official copy of your transcripts to the Registrar's Office.
Some of my transfer courses show up as 0TR/1TR/3TR on my program evaluation. What does this mean?
Courses that are not direct equivalents to Chapman courses are given the "TR" designation. The number corresponds to the level of the course. 0TR courses are given no graduation credit - typically these are remedial or prep-level courses. 1TR is a lower division transferable course, and 3TR signifies and upper division transfer course. Both 1TR and 3TR courses transfer is as general elective credit only.