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Academic Advising

Fall First-Year Registration Steps

» Fall 2021 First-Year Registration Steps

The steps below are for first-year students entering Chapman in Fall 2021. If you will be transferring to Chapman in Fall 2021 or entering Chapman in Spring 2022, see your respective registration steps:

  • Fall 2021 Transfer Students
  • Spring 2022 First-Year Students (available December 2021)
  • Spring 2022 Transfer Students (available December 2021)

Ready to start preparing for registration at Chapman University? This checklist will walk you through everything you need to do in order to receive academic advising and to register for classes. 

Step 1: Prepare for Advising (Must do prior to Advising)

If you have any questions on the following steps please feel free to contact the Office of Admission at (714) 997-6711 or admit@chapman.edu

1.1: Submit your enrollment deposit

Submit your enrollment deposit on your Application Status Page. Please allow up to 48 hours for us to process your enrollment deposit once we receive it.

1.2: Set up your Chapman email

The Academic Advising Center will always use your Chapman University email for official communications. If you haven’t set up your Chapman email yet, visit the PantherMail webpage to create your account. When emailing anyone at Chapman University, please be sure to use your Chapman email address.

1.3: Submit your transcripts

Submit your final transcripts from high school (and any colleges that you took classes at while in high school). If you are unable to submit final transcripts before registration, please submit them as soon as your school as submitted final grades. Here’s how and where to submit transcripts:

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1.4: Submit your AP/IB test scores

Submit your official AP (Advanced Placement) or IB (International Baccalaureate) test results directly from the testing agency.

We only accept scores from the official testing agencies, so make sure you use these links to submit your scores:

If you are waiting for your test scores to be released and processed, you can review the AP and IB test scores that are accepted by Chapman on the Advanced Placement and the International Baccalaureate webpages.  

Once you send us your test scores and we process them, you can see which Chapman classes your AP and IB credits are counting towards on your Transfer Credit Report. You can review your Transfer Credit Report in your My.Chapman Student Center. The following video explains how:

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Step 2: Complete Academic Advising (Opens on June 1)

Academic advising will open in June. Please be sure that you have completed all of Step 1 before continuing. 

If you have any questions on the following steps please feel free to contact the Academic Advising Center at advising@chapman.edu

2.1: Complete Academic Advising Tutorial

Before you can register for classes, you have to complete your Academic Advising Tutorial. You can complete your New Student Academic Advising Tutorial by CLICKING HERE (when available)

  • The online tutorial will show you how to navigate your student center, register for classes and figure out which classes to take.
  • Completing the tutorial will also remove the Academic Advising Hold on your account. If you've logged in to your My Chapman Student Center, you’ve probably noticed an “Academic Advising Hold” that prevents you from registering for classes. Completing the tutorial removes the hold, allowing you to register for classes on your assigned registration date (which we will post to your My Chapman Student Center in June).
  • When you are ready, compalette your Academic Advising Tutorial (opens June 1). Don’t forget to finish the "final exam" at the end. You can't remove your hold without completing the exam.
  • Please allow 24 hours for your Academic Advising Hold to be lifted off your account after you complete the online tutorial. 

2.2: Schedule Advising

Next, schedule your advising sessions. These advising opportunities are optional, but we strongly recommend that you schedule them as they will help you figure out which classes to take. You must complete your advising tutorial before attending these sessions. 


Academic Advising Webinar:

All of our Academic Advising Webinar and FAQ event dates have passed but all recordings are available through our online Academic Advising Portal.

  • Recordings of all Summer 2021 Advising Webinars are available HERE


Webinar focused on Student Life and Q&A:

  • Summer 2021 Recording available HERE


Virtual Walk-ins:

After attending a webinar, if you have additional questions you can speak to an academic advisor one-on-one with your quick registration questions during our virtual "walk-in" hours via Zoom (CLICK HERE for more information on virtual walk-in hours - when available). No appointment or RSVP necessary. 


Program Advising appointment:

After completing your academic advising opportunities, you can reach out to your program advisor only if you have additional questions or concerns regarding your degree requirements specific to your declared major. 

To schedule your Program Advising appointment, contact the program/major advisor within your academic department. Program advisors are not located in the Academic Advising Center, so you will need to contact them directly with the link above.

Step 3: Registering for Classes

3.1: Prepare to Register

Once you have completed your Academic Advising Tutorial, it’s time to prepare for registration. Here's what you need to know about registering:

  • You can begin registering for classes at your specific registration date and time. You will not be able to register for (enroll in) classes before this date and time. 
  • In June, the university will post your exact registration date and time in your My Chapman Student Center in the “Enrollment Dates” box. Your date and time is assigned randomly and cannot be changed. 
  • If you need help finding your registration date and time, use this guide with screenshots for finding your registration date.
  • All registration dates and times are in Pacific Time. 

In the meantime, here are some steps you can take to make registering easier when your registration date and time arrives:

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3.2: Register for classes

When your registration date and time arrive, log in to your My Chapman Student Center and register for the classes that you have added to your shopping cart.

Directions for majors that use block scheduling
If your major uses block scheduling, you will get an email about automatically being enrolled in certain classes. Refer to this email to see which classes you will automatically be enrolled in. You still have to enroll in all other classes (such as GE classes) yourself. Watch this video to learn how to build your schedule around block scheduling:

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Next Step: Register for Orientation

Now that you've registered for your classes, your next step is to register for orientation.