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» Academic Advising for New Students

Academic advising for new students entering Fall 2018 begins on June 1st. An advising email will be sent to your personal email in mid-May with more detailed information. Please continue to check this site as more information will be added throughout May.

Please note: Since academic advising will not begin until June 1st, please contact the Office of Admission directly with any general questions you have at this time. Our office will not have any access to new student records until June so we are currently unable to advise new incoming 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 Admission 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 the language placement exam on Blackboard beginning June 1st

  • If applicable, take the Algebra Placement exam beginning June 1st

  • Complete mandatory academic advising which begins on June 1st

  • 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.

  • All new incoming students will begin registering in early July

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 in mid-May on each student's Student Center in 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.

Spring 2019 students: Academic Advising will take place in December. Please check back on this page mid-November 2018 for updates.

+ - 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).

Transfer students must complete the online new student tutorial in full, including the final survey (link for tutorial will be available starting June 1st). Please visit the New Transfers page for additional information.

First year students must complete one of two options:

  • Attend a small in-person summer on campus workshop OR

  • Complete the online New Student Tutorial in full, including the final survey (available June 1st), followed by an optional follow up appointment with an academic advisor

Please visit the New First Year student page for specific information, including summer workshop dates.

+ - Online New Student Advising Tutorial

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

Access the online new student tutorial and final survey here on June 1st.

Completion of our online new student tutorial is required for all first year students who choose not to attend the on campus workshops. Completion is also required for all new transfer students (see New Transfers page for specific information).

The tutorial will complete the advising requirement and remove the advising hold (allowing students to register for classes). A follow-up phone appointment with an advisor is an available option for students who have additional questions after completion of the tutorial.

First year and transfer students who complete the online tutorial: Please allow at least 24 hours after completion of the tutorial for the advising hold to be removed.

Fall 2018 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.

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