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Spring Transfer Registration Steps

» Spring 2021 Transfer Registration Steps

The steps below are for transfer students entering Chapman in Spring 2021. We will update this page for Spring 2022 at a later date. If you will be transferring to Chapman in Fall 2020 or entering Chapman as a first-year in Spring 2021, see your respective registration steps:

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

Before you can register, you need to submit your final transcripts from all colleges you have attended (including any you attended while still in high school) through the end of Summer 2020.

Once your Fall 2020 grades are posted, you will need to send those official transcripts as well. But don't wait for your fall grades grades to be posted to send us your transcripts. The earlier we receive your transcripts, the quicker we will be able to process them, so send us everything through Summer 2020, and then send us Fall 2020 transcripts separately once you have them.

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 My.Chapman 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 My.Chapman Student Center.

Step 2: Complete Academic Advising

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 (714) 744-7959 or advising@chapman.edu

2.1: Complete Academic Advising Tutorial

Before you can register for classes, you have to complete your Academic Advising Tutorial. The advising tutorial is typically available in December and not available at this time. 

  • The online tutorial will show you how to navigate your student center, review your program evaluation, 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 My Chapman 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 My Chapman Student Center in December).
  • 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 (available when you receive your confirmation that you completed the 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.

Program Advising appointment
Your Program Advising appointment will help you understand degree requirements specific to 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.

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 December, the university will post your exact registration date and time in your My Chapman 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 My Chapman Student Center and register for the classes that you have added to your shopping cart.

Directions for majors that use block scheduling
If your major uses block scheduling, you will get an email about automatically being enrolled in certain classes. Refer to this email to see which classes you will automatically be enrolled in. You still have to enroll in all other classes (such as GE classes) yourself. Watch this video to learn how to build your schedule around block scheduling:

Next Step: Register for Orientation

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

Contact Academic Advising Center

Academic Advising Center
Beckman Hall Suite 405

At this time, for the safety of our students and staff, the Academic Advising Center is conducting all advising remotely.

Virtual office hours:
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

FAQs for Advising and Registration

Get answers to frequently asked questions about advising and registration for incoming students.