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Chapman University articulation staff ( 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 Transfer 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 below answer general questions related to how tests and transfer courses are accepted. The TES and Transferology links allow public access to view previously approved courses. 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 specific transfer questions, please email 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:

Searching for Transfer Course Approvals

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

  • TES (public access search tool) 
    • 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 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

CURRENT STUDENTS with Transfer Credits in their academic record may review this guide to obtaining and Understanding Transfer Credit Report  (PDF) from their StudentCenter.

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: 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

Students choosing to study abroad independently, please download the Independent Applicant instructions (PDF) 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.