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Academic Advising

» Academic Advising for New Students

Once you have chosen to attend Chapman and you have made the enrollment deposit, please refer to the below-listed information:

  • Set up your Panther email as this is our official means of communication with you

  • Request AB/IB scores be sent to Chapman from Collegeboard/International Baccalaureate (as early as possible)

  • Submit final transcripts to the Office of the Registrar for any college courses taken while in high school. Official transcripts are required to be sent directly from the college even if you are currently enrolled in courses.

  • Take a language placement exam (available December 5th) on Blackboard

  • If applicable, take the Algebra Placement exam or Calculus Readiness exam (available December 5th) on Blackboard 

  • All incoming first year and transfer students have an advising hold on their account and must complete online mandatory academic advising (Online New Transfer Student Tutorial) prior to registering for courses. (see below)

  • Once the online mandatory academic advising is completed, students are able to schedule an optional follow up appointment with an Academic Advisor
  • New TRANSFER students may contact their Program Advisor in the major department to discuss the specific requirements for the major. This is recommended for transfer students.

  • Registration for new incoming Spring 2020 students will begin December 9th

  • Follow us on Instagram for New Student reminders and updates! (@cuacademicadvising)

Please be aware that all new students are assigned a specific online registration appointment that includes a date and time.  These appointment times will be posted the week of December 2nd on each student's Student Center in my.chapman.edu in the box titled "Enrollment Dates" that's located on the right-hand side. Registration times are randomly assigned and cannot be changed.

It is the student's responsibility to check their assigned registration appointment and register online for their classes.


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+ - First Semester Advising Requirement

  • All students must first pay their deposit and be moved to student status (matriculated)
  • Prior to registering, all first year and transfer students must completing online mandatory academic advising.

First Year students (freshmen), please visit the New First Year Student page to access your online mandatory academic advising requirement (available Dec. 4th at 10 am PST) and view additional advising options.

New Transfer students, please visit the New Transfer page to access your online mandatory academic advising requirement (available Dec. 4th at 10 am PST) and view additional advising options.

Helpful Tools for Registration

Below are some helpful tools for new students as we approach registration. Please review them all before your registration appointment.


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+ - Waitlist/SWAP Video

Are you trying to waitlist a course that is at the same time as another you are registered in? or another section of a course you are already registered in? Then you need to be using the SWAP function in your my.chapman.edu to ensure you are enrolled when a spot becomes available. Watch this video to learn more about waitlisting and the SWAP function.