» New Transfer Students Academic Advising

All incoming transfer students have an advising hold on their account and must complete the academic advising requirement prior to registering for courses.

As a new transfer entering in fall 2018, you must complete the Online New Student Advising Tutorial in order to have your registration hold lifted. Please allow 24 hours for the hold to be lifted.

After completing the online tutorial, new transfer students have the option of choosing:

  • A 30 minute follow up phone appointment with an advisor for questions related to registration OR
  • attend an in person advising appointment

New transfer students should contact their program advisor in their major department for assistance with questions related to:

  • Major course selection for the fall semester
  • Review of transfer courses that did not transfer to Chapman as equivalent major courses
  • Mapping of major courses through graduation
  • Help with deciding on the major emphasis or area of study if applicable
  • Career goals

Your registration hold will be lifted only after you complete advising. 

Please note: In order to have a complete student file and a smooth registration process, it is essential to submit all college transcripts to the Office of Admission as soon as possible even if the courses are currently in progress. Missing transcripts may affect your ability to register. AP/IB test scores should also be sent to the Office of Admission. 

Tip: You can check if your transcripts and AP/IB test scores are on file and how the credits were applied by going to my.chapman.edu on the Student Center page and selecting "Transfer Credit Report" from the drop down menu. Be sure to check the "Notes" column for any notes from the Registrar's office.

Learn more about the academic advising process at Chapman »

GE for Transfer Students Video

+ - Video

After completing our online tutorial, we highly recommend that all new transfers watch the following video to learn more about GE for Transfer Students. Note: Watching the below video does not allow students to make an appointment with an advisor. To make an appointment, students must watch and complete in full the Online New Student Tutorial found on our New Students page.

Advising Options for New Transfer Students

+ - Online Advising

The Online New Student Tutorial covers similar information as a one-on-one appointment with an academic advisor. The tutorial must be completed in full including the final survey at the end. Once it is completed, a confirmation email will be sent to your Chapman email account.  

Please allow up to 24 hours after completion of the tutorial for the advising hold to be removed. 

If students still have questions after completing the tutorial, a follow up phone appointment with an advisor will be provided upon request. 

+ - In person appointment with an Academic Advisor

Students may choose to schedule an in person appointment with an academic advisor beginning June 6th.  Before an appointment can be scheduled, the Online New Student Tutorial must be completed in full, including the final survey at the end. Once completed, a confirmation email will be sent to the Chapman email account. Please allow 24 hours for the advising hold to be removed before the appointment can be scheduled. 

Students can call the Academic Advising Center at (714) 744-7959 to schedule an advising appointment. 

Before an appointment can be scheduled:

  • The enrollment deposit must be paid
  • Must be in "moved-to-student" status (24-48 hours after deposit is paid)
  • The online tutorial must be completed in full (including the survey)
  • All transcripts for transfer credits, even those in progress, must be on file (submitted to the Office of Admissions)

Note: Due to the number of students we are trying to accommodate, we have a strict late policy. Please allow enough time for parking and consult our campus map to find us in Beckman Hall 406. Late arrivals will have to be rescheduled. 

Did you complete GE Certification?

Although completion of the full certification is not necessarily an admission requirement for Chapman it does allow transfer students, who complete either the CSU or the IGETC prior to the start of classes at Chapman, to waive the majority of the Chapman General Education curriculum.

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