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Fall Transfer Registration Steps

» Fall 2022 Transfer Registration Steps

The steps below are for transfer students entering Chapman in Fall 2022. If you will be coming to Chapman as a first-year student in Fall 2022 or entering in Spring 2023, see your respective registration steps

  • Fall 2022 First-Year Students
  • Spring 2023 First-Year Students (available December 2022)
  • Spring 2023 Transfer Students (available December 2022)

Ready to start preparing for registration at Chapman University? This checklist will walk you through everything you need to do in order to receive academic advising and to register for classes. 

Step 1: Prepare for Advising (Must do prior to Advising)

If you have any questions on the following steps please feel free to contact the Office of Admission at (714) 997-6711 or transfers@chapman.edu

1.1: Submit your enrollment deposit

Submit your enrollment deposit on your Application Status Page. Please allow up to 48 hours for us to process your enrollment deposit once we receive it.

1.2: Set up your Chapman email

The Academic Advising Center will always use your Chapman University email for official communications. If you haven’t set up your Chapman email yet, visit the PantherMail webpage to create your account. When emailing anyone at Chapman University, also be sure to use your Chapman email address.

1.3: Submit your transcripts

Submit your final transcripts from all colleges you have attended through the end of Spring 2022. If you have Here’s how and where to submit transcripts:

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You can also check which Chapman classes your credits will count towards when you transfer on your Transfer Credit Report. You can review your Transfer Credit Report in your Student Center. The following video explains how:

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1.4: Submit your AP/IB test scores

Submit your official AP (Advanced Placement) or IB (International Baccalaureate) test results directly from the testing agency.

We only accept scores from the official testing agencies, so make sure you use these links to submit your scores:

If you are waiting for your test scores to be released and processed, you can review the AP and IB test scores that are accepted by Chapman on the Advanced Placement and the International Baccalaureate webpages.  

Once you send us your test scores and we process them, you can see which Chapman classes your AP and IB credits are counting towards on your Transfer Credit Report in your Student Center.

Step 2: Complete Academic Advising (NOW OPEN!)

Please be sure that you have completed all of Step 1 before continuing.

If you have any questions on the following steps please feel free to contact the Academic Advising Center at advising@chapman.edu

2.1: Complete Academic Advising Tutorial

Before you can register for classes, you have to complete your Academic Advising Tutorial. You can complete your New Student Academic Advising Tutorial by CLICKING HERE!

  • The online tutorial will show you how to navigate your student center, register for classes and figure out which classes to take.
  • Completing the tutorial will also remove the Academic Advising Hold on your account. If you've logged in to your Student Center, you’ve probably noticed an “Academic Advising Hold” that prevents you from registering for classes. Completing the tutorial removes the hold, allowing you to register for classes on your assigned registration date (which we will post to your Student Center in June).
  • When you are ready, complete your Academic Advising Tutorial. Don’t forget to finish the "final exam" at the end. You can't remove your hold without completing the exam.
  • Please allow 24 hours for your Academic Advising Hold to be lifted off your account after you complete the online tutorial. 

2.2: Schedule advising appointments

Next, schedule your two advising appointments (Academic Advising and Program Advising). These appointments are optional, but we strongly recommend that you schedule them as they will help you figure out which classes to take.

Academic Advising appointment
Your Academic Advising appointment will help understand your overall degree requirements.

To schedule your Academic Advising appointment, fill out the New Student Appointment Request Form (link available in the confirmation email you receive to your Chapman email account after completing your online tutorial) to make an appointment with an academic advisor. Once you submit the form, we will send you an email within 1-3 business days to schedule your appointment or to let you know of any additional steps you need to take before you can schedule an appointment.

Program Advising appointment
Your Program Advising appointment will help you understand degree requirements specific to your major. As a transfer student, it is especially important to meet with your program advisor in your major.

To schedule your Program Advising appointment, contact the program/major advisor within your academic department. Program advisors are not located in the Academic Advising Center, so you will need to contact them directly with the link above.

2.3: Review Your Math Placement Requirement

Have you already met your Introductory Mathematics Requirement? or do you need to take the Algebra Placement test or Calculus Readiness test? If you are not sure, visit our Math Placement website for more details. The deadline to test (if needed) is June 27, so do not delay!  

2.4: Review Your Language Requirement and Exam Options

As part of the Chapman General Education requirements, all students must complete a foreign language class at the intermediate or above level (i.e., a language acquisition course at the 201-level or a higher-level language course taught in a language other than English). If you want to continue in a language you have taken before, we highly recommend taking one of our online Language Placement Exams. Or, if you are fluent in a language, you may want to consider taking one of the Lanugage Proficiency exams. Review all of your options on our Langauge Exams page well in advance of registration.

2.5: Student Life Sessions

These sessions are optional and will be offered on two different platforms. Both sessions will include the same content & allow for a live Q&A portion. 

Join our team of peer advisors (current students) to learn more about their experiences at Chapman. They can share information and tips on a variety of topics, including: signing up for courses, using permission numbers, searching for open classes, and the overall new student experience.   

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June 23rd, Thursday

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Step 3: Registering for Classes

3.1: Prepare to Register

Once you have completed your Academic Advising Tutorial, it’s time to prepare for registration. Here's what you need to know about registering:

  • You can begin registering for classes at your specific registration date and time. You will not be able to register for (enroll in) classes before this date and time. 
  • In June, the university will post your exact registration date and time in your Student Center in the “Enrollment Dates” box. Your date and time is assigned randomly and cannot be changed. 
  • If you need help finding your registration date and time, use this guide with screenshots for finding your registration date.
  • All registration dates and times are in Pacific Time. 

In the meantime, here are some steps you can take to make registering easier when your registration date and time arrives:

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3.2: Register for classes

When your registration date and time arrive, log in to your Student Center and register for the classes that you have added to your shopping cart.

Next Step: Register for Orientation

Now that you've registered for your classes, your next step is to register for orientation.