» New Transfer Students Academic Advising

All incoming New Transfer students have an advising hold on their account and must complete the Online New Transfer Student Tutorial (including the survey at the end) prior to registration.

Access to the online tutorial will be available 24-48 hours after the enrollment deposit has been paid.

The Online New Transfer Student Tutorial will be available on December 4th at 10 am PST. Please allow up to 24 hours for the processing of your tutorial completion and removal of the advising hold.

Registration for Spring 2020 courses begins December 9th.

Assigned registration dates and times will be posted during the week of December 2nd on the main page of the Student Center under "Enrollment Appointment." 

Access the Online New Transfer Student Tutorial HERE on December 4th at 10 am PST.

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Academic Advising Options for New Transfer Students


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+ - Requesting an appointment with an Academic Advisor

An appointment with an Academic Advisor is not mandatory but students do have the option of choosing:

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

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 mandatory tutorial must be completed in full (including the survey) and at least 24 hours allotted for the Advising office to review and lift the hold
  • When the tutorial is completed, a confirmation email will be sent to your Chapman email account
  • All transcripts for transfer credits, even those in progress, must be on file (submitted to the Office of the Registrar)

Advising appointments will begin on December 5th providing the online tutorial has been completed.

Students may begin the process of scheduling an optional follow up appointment by first completing the New Student Advising Appointment Request Form available HERE on December 4th. The Academic Advising Center will review all requests and contact students within 48 business hours. Please note that appointments must be scheduled by the student.

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 405. Late arrivals will have to be rescheduled. 

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 the Registrar. 

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.

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+ - Program Advising

We recommend new transfer students also contact their program advisor in their major department for assistance with questions related to:

  • Major course selection for the Spring 2020 semester (in case of additional questions after viewing www.chapman.edu/firstyearcourses)
  • 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

Contact Us

Academic Advising Center
Beckman Hall Suite 405
(714) 744-7959

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
By appointment only

Contact your Program Advisor

Do you have questions about your major, including Spring 2020 courses? Contact your major department advisor!

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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Transfer Credit Policy and Guidelines

Learn the specifics of General Transfer Credit Policies at Chapman.
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Attend New Student Orientation

Have you signed up for your Orientation yet?