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Academic Advising

» Welcome to the Academic Advising Center!

Attention - We've Moved! We are now located just across the hall in BECKMAN HALL 405.

Are you a new student entering Fall 2018? Visit our New Student page for more information!

  • New First Years: Complete MANDATORY Advising: as in person group advising sessions are full, you will need to complete our online New Student Advising Tutorial (see link in red boxes to the left).

  • New Transfers: Complete MANDATORY Online New Student Advising Tutorial (see link in red box to left) 

Helpful Registration Tools

Below are some helpful tools for new students registering. Please review them all before you register.


+ - Waitlist/SWAP Video

Are you trying to waitlist a course that is at the same time as another you are registered in? or another section of a course you are already registered in? Then you need to be using the SWAP function in your to ensure you are enrolled when a spot becomes available. Watch this video to learn more about waitlisting and the SWAP function.

The Academic Advising Center at Chapman University offers a range of services to meet the advising needs of students. We are responsible for advising all undeclared students; for providing professional development opportunities for faculty advisors; and for serving as an advising, information, resource and referral center for all Chapman students needing current information about general education, degree requirements and academic policies.

Visit us in Beckman Hall 405 for general questions.
We are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Summer 2018 Advising Hours - New Students Only

Monday-Friday: By appointment only (no Walk-ins)

Call (714) 744-7959 for questions or to schedule an appointment after completion of Online New Student Tutorial.

Please note: we do not schedule appointments via email and we also do not make same-day appointments. 

Current Students: During June and July, appointments are reserved for New Students only. If you have a question, please email your advisor directly or contact the front desk for assistance.

Who is my 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 Advising Portal page.

+ - Mission Statement

The mission of the Academic Advising Center is to cultivate an educational partnership with students, guiding and supporting them toward the development and achievement of their academic goals.

+ - Advising Services

Through individual appointments, small group advising sessions and more, the Academic Advising Center will provide the following services for undergraduate students:

  • Answer questions concerning academic policy, transfer credit, the appropriateness of general education courses, changing majors, petitions, etc.
  • Provide advising workshops for new students and assist with registration.
  • Provide comprehensive advising for all first year students.
  • Serve as primary advisors for undeclared students.
  • Make referrals to additional advising resources and academic support services.

Underlying all of these services is the goal of educating students so that they might assume their appropriate responsibilities in the academic advising process.

+ - Advising Structure at Chapman

Undergraduate students have both a program advisor in the department of their major and an advisor in the Academic Advising Center. Students can visit to find the contact information of the program advisor for their specific major department.

In addition, students can look on to see which faculty member he or she has been assigned to for major-related mentoring (questions regarding academic pursuits, career options, and research).

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New Students

Are you a new first year or transfer student? Be sure to look at our New Students section!

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Undeclared Students

Are you still looking for that perfect major? Visit our Choosing a Major section.

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Academic Integrity Awareness

Do you have questions about what constitutes academic dishonesty at Chapman? Visit the Academic Integrity website to learn more.