Chapman University

» Steps to Advising and Registration

  1. Pay enrollment deposit (allow 24-48 hours for processing)
    • Submit IB/AP scores and any transcripts, including dual credit courses taken in high school. If Fall 2018 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 (available December 4th)
    • Check for any holds on the main Student Center page
    • Run your Program Evaluation which lists all your degree requirements
  4. Complete the mandatory Online New Student Tutorial AND survey at the end (available Dec. 4th). Allow up to 24 hours for the advising hold to be removed.
  5. Once the online tutorial is completed, students have the option of calling the Academic Advising office beginning Dec. 4th at (714) 744-7959 to schedule:
    • A 30 minute follow up phone appointment with an Academic Advisor for additional registration questions OR
    • An in person advising appointment
  6. Complete Math Placement testing if applicable (available Dec. 5th)
  7. Take the Language Placement test if applicable (available Dec. 5th)
  8. Access recommended first year courses for your specific major
  9. Build your shopping cart in and validate your courses
  10. On or after your appointed registration date AND time, register for the courses in your shopping cart.
    • Don't forget to register for a First-Year Foundation Course (FFC 100), if applicable. 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.