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» First Year Checklist for Those Entering in the Spring of 2019

What You Need to Know — When You Need to Know It

This checklist is intended for students who are entering Chapman in the spring as a first year student. A first year student has graduated high school, but has not yet completed any college coursework.
There is a separate checklist for spring transfer students.


Activating your Chapman Student Account

  • Shortly after receiving your offer of admission, an email is sent from our Information Systems & Technology (IS&T) department to the email address listed on your application. It outlines how to activate your Student Account and access to my.chapman.edu. If it has been more than two weeks since your acceptance, please contact the IS&T Service Desk at (714) 997-6600 or servicedesk@chapman.edu for this information.
  • You will use this username/password to register online and access your my.chapman.edu student information system.

Setting up your PantherMail E-mail Account

  • Once you are admitted, all official e-mails from Chapman (including information on your specific registration date and time) will be sent to your Chapman e-mail account.
  • Set up your new e-mail account, using the instructions outlined in the email from our Information Systems & Technology (IS&T) department after being granted admission.

Important Dates

On-going

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for Financial Aid Processing
If you applied for financial aid, you can expect to receive your Financial Aid Award letter two-to-three weeks after your offer of admission. If you have not filed a 2018-2019 FAFSA, you may still do so by visiting fafsa.edu.gov. Chapman's Financial Aid code is 001164. Students who want to receive consideration for grants, educational loans and work study must file a FAFSA form. 
Contact: Office of Undergraduate Financial Aid
(714) 997-6741
www.fafsa.ed.gov 

+ - December

Spring Enrollment Deposit, Housing Reservation Payment & Email Activation Deadline 
December 1, 2018 

Applicable to incoming first year and transfer students who applied directly to the spring semester. The enrollment deposit and housing reservation payment can be paid in one transaction. You can make your deposit here
Contact: Office of Admission
(714) 997-6711 
Advisement Email & Academic Advising  

Housing Application Deadline
December 1, 2018

Housing applications must be submitted online through the Chapman Housing Portal. Both the application and $500 housing reservation payment must be received to be considered complete and on-time.
Contact: Residence Life and First Year Experience 
(714) 997-6603

Preparing for Registration Email 
Early December 2018

This email provides information on summer advising options and course registration. 
Note: all registration is done online in July, but students must complete academic advising prior to their assigned registration date. Deposited first year students must attend an advising workshop during early summer or complete the online advising tutorial. Deposited transfer students must complete the online advising tutorial in order to schedule an individual appointment with an academic advisor. 
Contact: Academic Advising Center 
(714) 744-7959

 

Spring Semester Billing Statement Emailed 
Early December 2018

You will receive a notification via your Chapman university email address when your billing statement is available. 
Contact: Student Business Services
(714) 997-6617 or ocbusn@chapman.edu 

Parking Permit and Parking Waivers
Early December 2018

Registration is available online beginning in early December.

Tuition and Fees Payment 
December 20, 2018

Students must pay in full for the fall semester or enroll in a payment plan and pay the first installment. 
Contact: Student Business Services
(714) 997-6617 or ocbusn@chapman.edu 

Academic Advising 
December 2018

First year and transfer students must complete their mandatory academic advising requirement in order to lift their advising hold and proceed with course registration.
Contact: Academic Advising 
(714) 744-7959

Registration for Classes
December 2018

All incoming students will be assigned a specific date and time when they can begin registering for courses. Those dates will be available online in your My Chapman Student Center in early December. All registration is done line and will begin in early December.
Contact: Academic Advising 
(714) 744-7959

AP, IB and Updated Exam Results Due
December 2018

Please submit all AP/IB or any updated SAT/ACT exam test results to the Office of Admission for evaluation. 
Contact: Office of Admission
(714) 997-6711 or (888) CU-APPLY

Final Transcripts Due 
December 2018

Final transcripts must include all final grades and proof of completion. Please submit all final transcripts to the Office of Admission.
Contact: Office of Admission
(714) 997-6711 or (888) CU-APPLY

Math Placement Testing 
December 2018

Any student who scored below a 570 on the SAT/Math (or 540 for tests prior to March 2016) below 23 on the ACT/Math or has not completed a transferable college math course, is required to take the online Algebra Placement Test. In addition, online placement testing is available for those students who wish to place into a higher level math course. 

Foreign Language Placement Testing 
December 2018

Students seeking higher placement (above 101 level) in a foreign language may take the placement exam. Language placement tests are available in Spanish, French, Italian, Latin, German and Japanese. Placement testing is available for Chinese, Arabic, Portuguese and Sign Language by appointment in the World Languages and Cultures department.  
Contact: Academic Advising 
(714) 744-7959

+ - January

Register for Spring Orientation  
January 2019

Contact: The Orientation Team
(714) 516-4600

Housing Assignment Notification Email
January 2019

The housing assignment notification email sent to your Chapman email account provides housing information which includes your housing assignment, roommates' names and contact information among other helpful information to assist you with your move to the residence community.
Contact: Residence Life and First Year Experience
(714) 997-6603

 Student ID Card Photo Submission
January 10, 2019

Submit a recent photo to be used for your Chapman University student identification card. 
Contact: IS&T Service Desk 
(714) 997-6600

Health Record and Examination Form 
January 10, 2019

All students are required to submit the online Health Record Form to Student Health Services.
Contact: Student Health Services 
(714) 997-6851

Spring Student Move-In Day
January 22, 2019

First year and transfer students who are living on-campus can begin to move into the Residence Halls.
Contact: Residence Life and First Year Experience 
(714) 997-6603

Spring Orientation Day 
January 23, 2019

Orientation for spring takes place for first year and transfer students. All new students are expected to attend orientation.
Contact: Orientation 
(714) 516-4600

First Day of Fall Classes
January 28, 2019

Tuition & Fee Master Payment Contract Due 
January 28, 2019

All students must complete a Tuition and Fee Master Payment Contract by the first day of the semester. 
Contact: Student Business Services
(714) 997-6617 or ocbusn@chapman.edu 

Health Insurance Deadline 
January 28, 2019

Domestic students are not automatically billed for health insurance but can opt-in no later than the enrollment period. 
Contact: Student Business Services
(714) 997-6617 or ocbusn@chapman.edu 

+ - February

Parking Fee Waiver Deadline
Early January 2019

All students are automatically billed for a parking pass. If you do not plan to park a vehicle on-campus you must complete the online waiver for a refund on your student account. 
Contact: Parking Services
(714) 997-6560 or transportation@chapman.edu 

+ - July

Tuition and Fees Payment 
July 20, 2019

Students must pay in full for the spring semester, or enroll in a payment plan and pay the first installment. 

+ - October

Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Available for 2019-2020
October 1, 2019

The application for filing the FAFSA for the following academic year (2020-2021) opens on October 1. 
Contact: Office of Financial Aid
(714) 997-6741

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