» The Academic Advising Process

Chapman University offers a range of academic advising services to support your academic planning, assist with registration, and address special interests and needs. While we hope this site will provide you with helpful resources, it is not meant to take the place of personal academic advising. You should meet regularly with your advisors and always consult an advisor prior to registering for courses.

There are four main areas of advising here at Chapman:

  • Professional Advising (AAC)
  • Program Advising
  • Specialized Advising
  • Faculty Mentoring Advising

For more information on all advising resources, including the role of each in your academic planning, visit the Academic Advising Services at Chapman website.

Responsibilities of the Professional Advisor (AAC) and the Advisee

The relationship between advisor and advisee is one of shared responsibility. Though you as a student are ultimately responsible for the choices you make in college, we realize that in order to make informed decisions, students need the mentoring and advice of academic advisors and others in the Chapman community. Your advisors are the primary resources regarding academic issues, opportunities and programs, and can be thought of as the coordinators of your educational experiences.

What you can expect from your advisor:

  • To clarify University policies, regulations, programs and procedures about which you have questions
  • To offer advice on selecting courses and to assist you in developing an academic plan that satisfies degree requirements and complements your personal and professional interests
  • To be available during scheduled office hours
  • To maintain professional integrity, confidentiality, respect, and sensitivity in advising
  • To be knowledgeable about and refer you to appropriate campus resources and services
  • To maintain currency in advising trends and techniques through professional development

What your advisor expects from you:

  • To take the initiative to contact your advisor
  • To keep advising appointments and arrive on time
  • To be prepared for the advising appointment - know your ID number, have a list of questions, and bring tentative course schedule (if registering for courses)
  • To be familiar with the University catalog
  • To observe academic deadlines
  • To follow through with referrals made by your advisor
  • To maintain a personal academic file or notes and copies of forms submitted for processing

Advising Types

Who is my AAC Academic Advisor? Click here for information about your advisor

If your questions relate specifically to your major or minor, please contact your program advisor in your academic department for assistance. Contact information for major and minor advisors is available on the Program Advising page.

Advising Types Video

Wondering how Academic Advising works at Chapman? Watch this short video to learn all about the different types of advising options we have here at Chapman and how you can learn more about visiting the Academic Advising Center.

Contact Us:

Academic Advising Center
Beckman Hall Suite 405

At this time, for the safety of our students and staff, the Academic Advising Center is conducting all advising remotely.

Virtual office hours:
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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The AAC Team

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