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Academic Advising

Fall First-Year Registration Steps

» Fall 2022 First-Year Registration Steps

The steps below are for first-year students entering Chapman in Fall 2022. If you will be transferring to Chapman in Fall 2022 or entering Chapman in Spring 2023, see your respective registration steps:

  • Fall 2022 Transfer Students
  • Spring 2023 First-Year Students (available December 2022)
  • Spring 2023 Transfer Students (available December 2022)

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 Student CenterThe following video explains how:

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Step 2: Complete Academic Advising (NOW OPEN!)

Academic advising opens on June 1. 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

  • 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 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 Student Center in June).
  • When you are ready, complete your Academic Advising Tutorial. Don’t forget to finish the "final exam" at the end. You can't remove your hold without completing the exam.
  • Please allow at least one business day for your Academic Advising Hold to be lifted off your account after you complete the online tutorial. 

2.2: Plan Your Advising

Next, plan your advising session. These advising opportunities are optional, but we strongly recommend that you attend them as they will help answer questions that are commonly asked by first year students. You must complete your advising tutorial before attending these sessions. 

Academic Advising Information Sessions:

These sessions are optional and will be offered in two formats. Both sessions will include the same content & allow for a live Q&A portion. 

1. Live Webinar Session:

NOTE: The Live Webinars have concluded. If you were not able to attend, you can watch the recording of any of our webinars on our Helpful Handouts and Videos part of the website. Just scroll down to the "Video - New Student Webinar" section.

June 9th, Thursday 11:00 am - 12:30 pm PST https://chapman.zoom.us/j/97267912566
June 14th, Tuesday 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm PST https://chapman.zoom.us/j/94133749495
June 22nd, Wednesday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PST https://chapman.zoom.us/j/95621197164
June 28th, Tuesday 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm PST https://chapman.zoom.us/j/95264365159


2. In-Person Group Sessions:

NOTE: The In-Person Group Sessions have concluded. If you were not able to attend, you can watch the recording of any of our webinars (same content presented) on our Helpful Handouts and Videos part of the website. Just scroll down to the "Video - New Student Webinar" section.

This will be an in-person session held on campus. There will be limited space and these In-person sessions will be available to students only. However, parents are encouraged to attend campus with their student as there will be a session available for parents titled: "How to Support Your Student's Academic Success at Chapman" offered during the same timeframe as the in-person information session you choose to attend. The parent session will be in a different format room and students will need to indicate that their parent will be attending when they RSVP for their session. 

June 8th, Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:30 am PST
June 16th, Thursday 10:00 am - 11:30 am PST
June 21st, Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:30 am PST


You must RSVP for the specific In-person session you plan to attend. You may only attend one of the In-person sessions. If your parents plan to attend a parent session, you must also indicate how many parent(s) will be attending and include their email address.

After you complete your Academic Advising Tutorial, you will receive an email confirmation to your Chapman email account. The confirmation email will include a link to RSVP for one of the In-person sessions of your choosing if you wish to do so. This is also where you can RSVP for your parent(s) as well.   

You will receive detailed information for the respective session 1-2 business day(s) prior to the scheduled session. If you wish to re-schedule or cancel, please email advising@chapman.edu.

All visitors must show evidence of their Daily Health Screening (chapman.edu/amiclear) to access campus. VIEW CAMPUS COVID PROTOCOLS HERE.


Please be sure to have your student ID number easily accessible when you attend an in-person session. 

If you are not able to attend an In-person session, you can attend the Live Webinar sessions, as the same content will be covered in both sessions.

Student Life Sessions:

These sessions are optional and will be offered on two different platforms. Both sessions will include the same content & allow for a live Q&A portion. 

Join our team of peer advisors (current students) to learn more about their experiences at Chapman. They can share information and tips on a variety of topics, including: signing up for courses, using permission numbers, searching for open classes, and the overall new student experience.    

Instagram Live  June 23rd, Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST @cuacademicadvising
Zoom  June 30th, Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST


Zoom Instructions 

Virtual Walk-ins:

After attending a Live Webinar or In-Person session, 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). 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.

2.3: Review Your Math Placement Requirement

Have you already met your Introductory Mathematics Requirement? or do you need to take the Algebra Placement test or Calculus Readiness test? If you are not sure, visit our Math Placement website for more details. The deadline to test (if needed) is June 27, so do not delay!  

2.4: Review Your Language Requirement and Exam Options

As part of the Chapman General Education requirements, all students must complete a foreign language class at the intermediate or above level (i.e., a language acquisition course at the 201-level or a higher-level language course taught in a language other than English). If you want to continue in a language you have taken before, we highly recommend taking one of our online Language Placement Exams. Or, if you are fluent in a language, you may want to consider taking one of the Lanugage Proficiency exams. Review all of your options on our Langauge Exams page well in advance of registration.


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 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 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.