Chapman University

» Steps to Advising and Registration

1.  Pay enrollment deposit

  • Submit IB/AP scores and any transcripts, including dual credit courses taken in high school.  If summer courses are still in progress and a final grade has not been received, submit an unofficial transcript now and follow up with the official transcript.

2.  Set up your Panther email

3.  Log in to to access the Student Center

  • View your registration date and time on the main Student Center page
  • Check for any holds on the main Student Center page
  • Run your Program Evaluation which lists all your degree requirements

4. Choose your preferred Academic Advising option (24-48 hours after paying the deposit):

  • As all in person workshops are full as of June 19, first year students must complete the Online New Student Tutorial AND survey at the end (if needed, the student can schedule a follow up phone appointment with an advisor if there are additional questions related to registration)
  • When advising is completed, the Advising hold will be removed from the student account after 24 hours
  • TRANSFER STUDENTS:  Go to New Transfers page for your Academic Advising option

5. Complete Math Placement testing if applicable

6. Take the Language Placement test if applicable

7. Access recommended first year courses for your specific major

8. Build your shopping cart in and validate your courses

9. On or after your registration appointment, register for the courses in your shopping cart.

  • Don't forget to register for a First-Year Foundation Course (FFC 100).  This course is required for all students and must be completed in the first semester of enrollment. 
  • NOTE:  This requirement is waived for students who have completed 24 or more transferable credits from another institution of higher education prior to matriculation and DOES NOT include dual credit courses or test credit.