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Academic Advising

» Academic Advising for New Students

Academic advising for new students entering Fall 2019 will begin in June 2019. An advising email will be sent to your personal email in mid-May 2019 with more detailed information. Please continue to check this site as more information will be added.

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 a language placement exam on Blackboard (available June 2019)

  • If applicable, in June 2019, 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.

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 June 2019 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.

+ - 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).

All first year and transfer students must either attend an in-person summer workshop or complete the Online New Student Tutorial in full, including the final survey. The tutorial will be available in June 2019.  More information on the in-person summer workshops (first year students only) will be posted in May 2019.

+ - Online New Student Advising Tutorial

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

Completion of our online new student tutorial is required for new transfer students. It is also required for those first year students unable to attend an in-person summer workshop.

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 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.

Access the online New Student Tutorial here in June 2019.

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 to ensure you are enrolled when a spot becomes available. Watch this video to learn more about waitlisting and the SWAP function.