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Academic Advising

» Welcome to the Academic Advising Center!


Visit our New Students page for additional information, including a link to our ONLINE NEW STUDENT TUTORIAL

Below are the advising checklists for both First-Year students and Transfer students:

First-Year Students

Transfer Students

Visit us in Beckman Hall 406 for general questions!

We are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Our regular schedule throughout the summer:

Mondays through Fridays: Pre-scheduled appointments only from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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


CURRENT STUDENTS - During the months of June and July, the Academic Advising Center staff will be meeting exclusively with incoming fall 2017 students in order to fully accommodate all new student questions. If you have a question for your advisor, please email them directly. We will resume appointments for current students in August.

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.

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.

+ - 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.

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 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 freshman 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.