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Incoming Undergraduates & Families

Transfer Pre-Registration Advising

» Transfer Pre-Registration Advising

As an incoming transfer student, you should follow the steps below to prepare for your course registration and first semester.

Required: Complete Academic Advising


You must complete acadamic advising to clear your registration hold. This advising will be virtual and either a group advising session or one-on-one with an advisor or faculty member. You will be emailed when advising registration is open.

Advising covers a variety of topics, which may vary depending on your program but will include Chapman’s:

  • General Education program
  • Math Assessment
  • Language requirement and proficiency/placement testing options
  • Recommended courses
  • Registration process, including a step-by-step guide of how to use your Student Center to register for classes. 

A New Student Advising Hold will be placed on your account before registration opens and will not be removed until you have completed this requirement.


If needed: Complete your Math Assessment

Many incoming transfer students must take a Math Assessment upon entry. Please review our Math Assessment website for all of the details, including any exemptions to the policy that you might qualify for as a transfer student.


If needed: Submit the Language Planning Form

At Chapman, you are required to take language classes as part of your General Education requirements

However, you may be able to waive this requirement, or place into a higher level class, depending on your fluency level. 

To determine the best option for you, we encourage you to:

You can discuss your Math and Language Assessment options with your academic advisor.


Registering for classes

Find your registration date and time

Incoming transfer will register for their fall classes in July. Each student is assigned a specific date/time at random during which their registration window opens. 

These registration appointments are assigned in May. Visit our website to learn how to find your specific date and time in your Student Center.

Understand the process to register/change classes

Completing the steps above should prepare you to register for or change your classes. The last step is to just understand the processes to register for or change classes



Find your advisor

All undergraduate students have an assigned Academic Advisor. You can find yours—and reach out with any questions—on our Advising website.