» New Transfer Students Academic Advising

All incoming transfer students have an advising hold on their account that prevents course registration. 

The registration hold will only be lifted after a student completes the Online New Transfer Student Advising Tutorial requirement.  To avoid any registration delays, this requirement should be completed as early as possible.

Transfer student registration takes place on July 8th and 9th.

Academic Advising Options for New Transfer Students


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+ - Online Advising

The Online New Transfer Student Tutorial covers important information required prior to 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 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 by calling 714-744-7959. 

Access the Online New Transfer Student Tutorial here.

+ - In person appointment with an Academic Advisor

Transfer students may choose to schedule an in-person appointment with an academic advisor.  Before an appointment can be scheduled, the Online New Transfer Student Tutorial must be completed in full, including the final survey at the end. Once completed, a confirmation email will be sent to your 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) and at least 24 hours allotted for the Advising office to review and lift the hold
  • All transcripts for transfer credits, even those in progress, must be on file (submitted to the Office of the Registrar)

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 Fall 2019 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

Summer Office Hours

Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
By appointment only

Contact your Program Advisor

Do you have questions about your major, including Spring 2019 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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