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Academic Advising

» Academic Advising for New Students

Scheduling for in-person advising and access to online advising for new students entering Fall 2019 will be available beginning May 31st. A Next Steps advising email will also be sent to your personal email.

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 on Blackboard

  • If applicable, take the Algebra Placement exam or Calculus Readiness exam on Blackboard 

  • Complete mandatory academic advising (see below for options)

  • After meeting with an AAC advisor, new TRANSFER students will be able to contact their Program Advisor in their major department to discuss the specific requirements for the major. This is recommended for transfer students.

  • Registration for new incoming Fall students will begin in July 2019.  First-year students will register from July 10th-17th. New transfers will register on July 8th and 9th.

Please be aware that all new students are assigned a specific online registration appointment that includes a date and time.  These appointment times are posted 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.

Fall 2019 New Transfer Students
Please note:
When you access your Program Evaluation in your Student Center as part of the Tutorial, your transfer coursework may not be fully updated and reflected on your evaluation. It will continue to be updated, so please continue to check your program evaluation periodically.

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

+ - First Semester Advising Requirement

All incoming first year and transfer students have an advising hold on their account and must complete mandatory academic advising prior to registering for courses.

As a first step, all students must first pay their deposit and be moved to student status (matriculated).

First Year students (freshmen), please visit the New First Year Student page to access your mandatory academic advising options, including the Online New First Year Student Advising Tutorial.

New Transfer students, please visit the New Transfer page to access your mandatory academic advising options and the Online New Transfer Student Tutorial.

Helpful Tools for Registration

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

+ - 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.

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