» New First Year Student Academic Advising

All incoming First Year (Freshmen) students have an advising hold on their account and must complete academic advising prior to registering for courses in July. Access to online advising will be available 24-48 hours after the enrollment deposit has been paid.

Your registration hold will be lifted only after advising has been completed. (Registration for First Year students takes place from July 10th-July 17th).

Assigned registration dates and times will be posted on the main page of the Student Center under "Enrollment Appointment." 

+ - Mandatory Advising for Fall 2019 First Year Students

NOTE:  Summer workshops for students have been completed.  At this time, students who have not fulfilled their academic advising requirement must complete the Online New First Year Student Advising Tutorial.

First year (Freshmen) students must complete one of two options to satisfy their advising requirement and remove their hold:

  • Attend an in-person summer workshop OR
  • Complete the Online New First Year Student Advising Tutorial (see link at bottom of page) followed by an optional 30-minute appointment with your academic advisor for registration related questions by calling 714-744-7959


You will need your Chapman username and password to access the online tutorial.

All First Year students are encouraged to come to campus and meet with an advisor in our small group advising sessions that will be available in June and July (see below). These group sessions will cover the following topics:

  • General Education program
  • First year recommended courses for the major
  • Math Placement testing
  • Foreign Language requirement
  • Registration policies and procedures

IMPORTANT - Incoming fall semester First Year students will NOT be scheduled for individual advising appointments. There are only two advising options: complete online advising or attend a small group session.

Space in each workshop is limited and registration is first come, first served.


Summer Workshop Schedule

2019 Group Advising Sessions - Dates and Times:

Session Date Session Time RSVP Deadline (Noon)
Thursday, June 6 Noon - 4:30pm Tuesday, June 4
Friday, June 7 Noon - 4:30pm Wednesday, June 5
Wednesday, June 12 Noon - 4:30pm Friday, June 7
Thursday, June 13 Noon - 4:30pm Monday, June 10
Friday, June 14 Noon - 4:30pm Tuesday, June 11
Wednesday, June 19 (full) Noon - 4:30pm Friday, June 14
Thursday, June 20 (full) Noon - 4:30pm Monday, June 17
Wednesday, June 26 (full) Noon - 4:30pm Friday, June 21
Thursday, June 27 (full) Noon - 4:30pm Monday, May 24
Friday, June 28 (full) Noon - 4:30pm Tuesday, June 25
Monday, July 1 (full) Noon - 4:30pm Tuesday, June 25
Tuesday, July 2 (full) Noon - 4:30pm Wednesday, June 26


Due to space limitations, students are allowed to bring up to two guests maximum.

RSVP for the summer workshops here. (Enrollment full for Summer 2019)

An email with detailed workshop information including agenda and parking information will be sent to your Chapman email 3 days prior to your selected workshop.


Online Advising:

The Online New First Year (Freshmen) Student Advising Tutorial will cover all of the same information as a one-on-one appointment with a professional advisor. Optional follow-up phone appointments with an advisor are available for students who have additional questions after completing the tutorial and final AAC Survey.

Please allow 24 hours for the processing of your tutorial completion and removal of the advising hold.

Access the New First Year Student Advising Tutorial here.

Appointment with a Program Advisor (in the major):

After meeting with an AAC advisor, students may contact a Program Advisor in their major department to request an appointment in order to review the specific requirements for the major.

Please note that faculty availability is limited during the summer.

+ - First Year Foundation Course (FFC 100)

Register for a First-Year Foundation Course (FFC 100)

All new first year students are required to complete a First-Year Foundation Course (FFC 100) in their first year of enrollment.

To learn more about the various FFC 100 course topics, visit the FFC website.

Note: Students who attended a college or university after completion of high school - please ask your advisor about FFC 100 waivers based on transferred credits (must be completed after completion of high school.)

+ - Test and Transfer Credits

You can check if your transcripts and AP/IB test scores are on file and how the credits were applied by going to my.chapman.edu on the Student Center page and selecting "Transfer Credit Report" from the drop down menu. Be sure to check the "Notes" column for any notes from the Registrar's office.

Contact Us

Academic Advising Center
Beckman Hall Suite 405
(714) 744-7959

Summer Office Hours

Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
By appointment only

Do you have questions for your program advisor?

Go to our Advising Portal to find the contact information for your major advisor and contact him/her directly.

Learn more about your FFC 100 options!

Not sure what to take for FFC 100? Read all about your FFC 100 here!

What is the General Education Program?

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New Student Orientation

Be sure to sign up for your New Student Orientation!

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First Year Experience

Learn more about the services provided to new freshmen through the First Year Experience program.

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Math Placement Exam

All students who have not been waived out of Math 098/099 will be required to take the online Math Placement Exam.