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Academic Advising

» Welcome to the Academic Advising Center!

Attention new Fall 2020 students:

Access to online academic advising begins June 1st at 10 a.m. PST. Visit our New Students page for more information.

Current Students

At this time, Academic Advising is available to assist current students via email. Please send a message to your advisor with your student ID and your specific questions. Although this is one of the busiest months of the year for advising, we make every effort to reply to your email in a timely manner. We ask that at this time you please allow additional time for our email response.


Major and Minor Advising

For questions specific to your major or minor please do not hesitate to reach out to your program advisor. If you are not sure who your program advisor is, check the list of program advisors to find contact information for major and minor program advisors on campus.

If you have general questions, please contact our office at during regular business hours (M-F, 8am-5pm).

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What types of advising are offered?

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.

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 the advising portal to find the contact information of the program advisor for their specific major department.

In addition, students can look on 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).

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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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.