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» Transfer Student Checklist For Those Entering in the Spring of 2016

Transfer Student Checklist 

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 transfer student. Transfer students are those who are entering Chapman with completed college coursework AFTER their high school graduation date, from either a two or four-year college. 

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. 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 student portal 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


Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for Financial Aid Processing
If you haven't already, be sure to file the 2016-2017 FAFSA form which covers Fall of 2016 through Spring of 2017 as soon as possible.
Contact: Office of Undergraduate Financial Aid
(714) 997-6741

+ - November

Housing Application and Housing Deposit Deadline
November 1 - December 1, 2016

The housing application for Spring 2017 will open in early November. Housing applications must be submitted online or postmarked by December 1, 2016 for first priority processing and submitted with a non-refundable $50 housing application fee and $600 security deposit (this deposit is separate from the enrollment deposit). Applications submitted without an application fee and housing deposit will not be processed or considered for an assignment. 
Contact: Housing and Residence Life
(714) 997-6603

+ - December

Transfer Student Enrollment Deposit Deadline 
December 1, 2016 and on-going 

You can deposit online or send a non-refundable $200 check and completed student enrollment deposit agreement form to the Office of Admission. Deposits will continue to be accepted after December 1 on a space-available basis. 
Contact: Office of Admission
(714) 997-6711 or 1-888-CU-APPLY 

Registration Information Letter 
Early December 

Provides information on December - January advising options and course registration. Note: All registration is done online. 
Contact: Academic Advising Center
(714) 774-7959

AP and IB Exam Results Due 
Early to Mid-December 2016

Submit all AP/IB exam test results to the Office of Admission for evaluation.  
Contact: Office of Admission
(714) 997-6711 or 1-888-CU-APPLY 

Health Record and Examination Form  
Early to Mid-December 2016 

Submit the mandatory online Health Record Form. Students who fail to fill out the form will not be permitted to register.
Contact: Student Health Services 
(714) 997-6851

Tuition and Fees Payment
December 20, 2016

Due in full for spring semester or the first payment of an established payment plan is due. The preferred method od payment is via ePay.
Contact: Student Business Services 
(714) 997-6617

Spring Semester Billing Statement E-mailed  
Late December 2016 - January 2017

You will receive an email granting you access to your billing statement that details tuition and other charges for the upcoming semester.
Contact: Student Business Services 
(714) 997-6617 

Housing Assignment Information and Notification E-mail
Late December 2016 - January 2017

The housing notification email provides students with housing information, which includes their housing assignment, roommates' names and contact information, and other helpful information to assist students with their transition to the residence community.  
Contact: Office of Housing and Residence Life 
(714) 997-6603 

Student ID Photo Submission
December 2016 - January 2017

Submit a recent photo to be used for your Chapman University student identification card by the end of December (recommended).
Online Photo Submission 
(714) 997-6600

Academic Advising  
December 2016 - January 2017 

Advising for new students begins in mid-December. 
Contact: Academic Advising Center 
(714) 744-7959

Math Placement Testing 
December 2016 - January 2017

Placement testing is completed online for those students who wish to place into a higher level math course. Any student who scored below a 500 on the SAT/Math or below 21 on the ACT/Math is required to take the Algebra Placement Test.

Register for New Student and Family Orientation 
December 2016 - January 2017

Contact: Orientation 
(714) 516-4600

Parking Permit 
December 2016 - January 2017

Registration available. 


+ - January

New Student Check-In for Spring Students 
January 24, 2017

Contact: Office of Housing and Residence Life
(714) 997-6603


New Student and Family Orientation 
January 25, 2017

This is a mandatory program that familiarizes incoming students with the academic and social aspects of Chapman University. The link to register will not be available until mid-December. Prior to that, all information on the corresponding webpage will only refer to fall orientation registration. 
Contact: Ordination 
(714) 516-4600
For more information, please visit chapman.edu/orientation


First Day of Spring Classes
January 30, 2017

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