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Academic Advising

» Welcome to the Academic Advising Center!

We are located in Beckman Hall 405.

Our Fall office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Call (714) 744-7959 for questions or to schedule an appointment.

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

Please remember that graduation or program reviews cannot be conducted during walk-in times and require a 30-minute appointment.

Spring 2020 admits: Please check back on this page in late November for updated new student information. Registration for Spring 2020 students will not begin until December 2019. In the meantime, if you have questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at

Note: Graduation Reviews require a 30-minute appointment and cannot be accommodated during walk-in hours. Seniors can contact the AAC main desk at (714) 744-7959 or in person to schedule an appointment to review pending general education (GE) or overall graduation requirements. The second week will be reserved primarily for probation appointments and reviews for graduating seniors.

First Year Students - It's Time to Prepare for Spring 2020 Registration!

Join Academic Advising for one of our MAP Sessions that begin on October 9th. There are many dates and times to choose from!

You must RSVP online to attend. RSVP to select your preferred session today as seats will fill up quickly!

MAP Session for First Year Students

Attention First Year Students!
Ready for Spring Registration?
Join Academic Advising for
MAP Sessions

MAP Sessions will cover ...
  • Planning for Spring 2020 courses
  • How academic advising can help you
  • How to effectively use your program evaluation to plan for future courses

Sessions beginning Mid-October
MUST RSVP at to attend
College and major-specific sessions available
Academic Advising Center
Beckman Hall 405 (714) 744-7959

At your Map Session, you will:
  • Get to know how Academic Advising can help you
  • Get started planning for your Spring 2020 courses
  • Learn how to effectively use your Program Evaluation to plan for future courses

RSVP now to schedule your MAP Session.

College and major specific sessions available!

Find Your Advisor

Who is my AAC Academic 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.

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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.

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.

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+ - 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).

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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.