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» Academic Advising for New Students

Spring 2020 admits:  Please check back on this page in late November for updated new student information.  In the meantime, if you have questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at

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 2019) on Blackboard

  • If applicable, take the Algebra Placement exam or Calculus Readiness exam (available December 2019) on Blackboard 

  • Complete mandatory academic advising (available December 2019)

  • 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 Spring 2020 students will begin in December 2019

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 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.

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 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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