» New First Year Student Academic Advising

All incoming First Year (Freshmen) students have an advising hold on their account and must complete the Online New Transfer Student Tutorial including the survey at the end prior to registration.

Access to the online tutorial will be available 24-48 hours after the enrollment deposit has been paid.

The Online New Transfer Student Tutorial will be available on December 4th at 10 am PST. Please allow up to 24 hours for the processing of your tutorial completion and removal of the advising hold.

Registration for Spring 2020 courses begins December 9th.

Assigned registration dates and times will be posted during the week of December 2nd on the main page of the Student Center under "Enrollment Appointment." 

Access the Online New Transfer Student Tutorial HERE on December 4th at 10 am PST. (Please note: Due to the number of Spring students with transfer credits, First Year students will complete the New Transfer Student Tutorial)

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Academic Advising Options for New First Year Students


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+ - Requesting an appointment with an Academic Advisor

An appointment with an Academic Advisor is not mandatory but students do have the option of choosing:

  • A 30 minute follow up phone appointment with an Academic Advisor for questions related to registration OR
  • A 30 minute in-person advising appointment with an Academic Advisor

Before an appointment can be scheduled:

  • The enrollment deposit must be paid
  • Must be in "moved-to-student" status (24-48 hours after deposit is paid)
  • The online mandatory tutorial must be completed in full (including the survey) and at least 24 hours allotted for the Advising office to review and lift the hold
  • When the tutorial is completed, a confirmation email will be sent to your Chapman email account
  • All transcripts for transfer credits, even those in progress, must be on file (submitted to the Office of the Registrar)

Advising appointments will begin on December 5th providing the online tutorial has been completed.

Students may begin scheduling an optional follow up appointment by completing the New Student Advising Appointment Request Form available HERE on December 4th.  The Academic Advising Center will review all requests and contact students within 48 business hours. Please note that appointments must be scheduled by the student.

Note: Due to the number of students we are trying to accommodate, we have a strict late policy. Please allow enough time for parking and consult our campus map to find us in Beckman Hall 405. Late arrivals will have to be rescheduled. 


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+ - 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

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m.- 5:00 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.