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Academic Advising

New Students

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Important dates

June 1: Required online advising tutorial opens. Starting June 1, you will be able to access the online advising tutorial and final exam to remove your advising hold. This tutorial will explain the advising and registration process. (Removing your hold may take up to 24 hours on our end.)

July: Registration for classes begins. Each student has their own registration date sometime in July. Your My.Chapman Student Center will be updated in June with your exact registration date and time. Your date will be posted in the "Enrollment Dates" box. Click "Details" in the Enrollment Dates box to see your enrollment time.

View your registration checklist below for additional details and a full timeline of all important dates.

Registration checklist (start here)

Your registration checklist has all the steps you need to take to prepare for advising and register for classes.

Follow the steps to stay on track and be sure you don’t miss anything. Each step is important!

Find your advisors

Your academic advisor can help you with registering and general education classes. They're located in the Academic Advising Center. You can start working with your academic advisor after you complete your online advising tutorial.

Your program advisor can help you plan your major classes and answer questions related to your major. They're located wherever your major department is on campus. If you are undeclared, your advisor is in the Academic Advising Center until you declare a major.

Find your academic advisor

Find your program advisor


You can learn more about advising at Chapman with our Advising Guide.


Change your major

You have to wait until the start of the semester to change your major. Contact the Office of Admission for further help with changing your major.


Additional advising resources

Language placement testing

View a list of languages and learn more about the testing placement options available to you.

Math placement testing

Learn more about the Math Pathways at Chapman and math placement tests (and whether you should take one).

Introduction to the General Education program

Learn more about our General Education program and GE course options.

Advising for Undeclared Students

Get help exploring and declaring your major.

Contact Academic Advising Center

Academic Advising Center

Beckman Hall Suite 405
Open Mon.- Fri., 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.