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Spring First-Year Registration Steps

» Spring 2023 First-Year Registration Steps

The steps below are for first-year students entering Chapman in spring 2023. If you will be transferring to Chapman in spring 2023, or entering Chapman as a first-year student in a semester other than spring 2023, see your respective registration steps:

Ready to start preparing for registration at Chapman University? Before you can register, you'll need to complete your academic advising. These steps will walk you through everything you need to do in order to receive academic advising and then register for classes. 

Step 1: Prepare for 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, also be sure to use your Chapman email address.

1.3: Submit your transcripts

Before you can register, you need to submit your final transcripts from high school (and any colleges that you took classes at while in high school).

Contact your high school and ask them to send your final transcript (or, for international institutions, your diploma or leaving exams) to the Office of Admission:

Chapman University
Attn: Undergraduate Office of Admission
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866

We also accept online submissions at admtranscript@chapman.edu as long as the documents come directly from your school’s registrar or counseling office.

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:

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 Chapman Student Center. The following video explains how:

Step 2: Complete Academic Advising

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 (714) 744-7959 or advising@chapman.edu

2.1: Complete Academic Advising Tutorial

Before you can register for classes, you have to complete your New Student Academic Advising Tutorial. The Academic Advising Tutorial will be available in December 2022.

  • 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 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 Chapman Student Center in December).
  • 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 appointments

Next, schedule your two advising appointments (Academic Advising and Program Advising). These appointments are optional, but we strongly recommend that you schedule them as they will help you figure out which classes to take.

Academic Advising appointment
Your Academic Advising appointment will help you understand your overall degree requirements.

To schedule your Academic Advising appointment, fill out the New Student Appointment Request Form (available in the confirmation you receive after completing the online tutorial) to make an appointment with an academic advisor. Once you submit the form, we will send you an email to your Chapman email account within 1-3 business days either to schedule your appointment or to ask you for further information (if needed).

Program Advising appointment
Your Program Advising appointment will help you understand degree requirements specific to your major.

To schedule your Program Advising appointment, contact the program 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 classes before this date and time. 
  • In December 2022, we will post your exact registration date and time in your 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 Chapman Student Center and register for the classes that you have added to your shopping cart.

Next Step: Register for Orientation

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

Contact Academic Advising Center

Academic Advising Center
Beckman Hall Suite 405

At this time, for the safety of our students and staff, the Academic Advising Center is conducting all advising remotely.

Virtual office hours:
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

FAQs for Advising and Registration

Get answers to frequently asked questions about advising and registration for incoming students.