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» Transfer Credit and Articulation

Chapman University articulation staff (articulation@chapman.edu) determine transferability of coursework taken at other institutions to Chapman as established by university policies and guidelines as stated within the catalog. These policies and guidelines can also be found on the Transfer Credit Policies and Guidelines webpage.


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Prospective Students

Thinking of transferring to Chapman University? Please go to our Transfer Admission site. Prospective students work with the Office of Admission for any transfer related inquiries. Resources on this page are available to answer general questions related to how tests and transfer courses are accepted. The TES and Transferology resources listed at the bottom of this page allow public access to view previously approved courses. In addition, users can create a list of courses from an institution and preview how credits may be applied upon transfer. 

For inquiries regarding the transferability of credit, admission requirements, or for any specific transfer questions, please email transfers@chapman.edu. You may also request to set up an appointment to speak with a Chapman representative.

To check if the college-level coursework completed at other institutions may be eligible for transfer credit, use the following search tools:

Current Students: Searching for Transfer Course Approvals

Students looking to see if a course from another institution transfers to Chapman can use TES or Transferology (linked below) to find courses that have already been evaluated. Course approvals listed on the TES and Transferology links do not include actual converted credit values. Approvals displayed include course and/or requirement designation, but it does not confirm the credit amounts that will transfer. See Transfer Credit Policies and Guidelines for information related to credit conversion. 

  • TES
    • Search for pre-approved transfer courses
  • Transferology (requires a login, but saves course history entered)
    • See how your courses will transfer from another school
    • Find a replacement course: search for Chapman courses that can be taken in transfer at other institutions
Questions regarding courses not yet evaluated can be sent to articulation@chapman.edu. It is highly recommended if students register for transfer work at another institution, they send proof of enrollment (class schedule with school name and coursework or unofficial transcripts) to articulation@chapman.edu.

Current Students: Sending Official Transcripts

Chapman University requires official transcripts to update student academic records. All academic work attempted at other institutions must be reported. Please have official transcripts (sealed/unopened) via mail sent to:

          Chapman University
          Attn: Office of the University Registrar
          One University Drive
          Orange, CA 92866

Electronic official transcripts must be sent directly from the host institution to: articulation@chapman.edu. Forwarded emails with electronic transcripts will not be accepted as official. Please note that unsealed transcripts or forwarded electronic transcripts are considered unofficial.

Independent Study Abroad Applicants

If you choose to study abroad independently, please download the Independent Applicant instructions to learn more about student responsibility, status, transfer credits, financial aid, and support from Chapman.

All independent study abroad credits will be considered transfer credit and are subject to the transfer policy as described in the current catalog.