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Chapman University welcomes applications from students transferring in from either two-year or four-year colleges or universities for both the Fall and Spring semesters. However, unlike public colleges and universities, Chapman does not have single set of requirements that guarantees admission to all majors.


To check if the college-level coursework completed at other institutions may be eligible for transfer credit, view the Transfer Credit and Articulation Guidelines.


If you are a California community college student we recommend that you make an appointment with an advisor at your community college transfer center. With your advisor’s guidance, select courses that meet requirements for either the C.S.U. (California State University) full certification in general education or IGETC (Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum) full certification.

Although completion of the full certification is not necessarily an admission requirement for Chapman, it does allow transfer students who complete either the CSU or the IGETC prior to the start of classes at Chapman to waive the majority of the Chapman General Education curriculum.

If you will be transferring from an out of state two-year or four-year institution you should concentrate on Chapman’s General Education requirements, particularly the Shared Inquiry and Foreign Language areas which are outlined in our Transfer Brochure.


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The Admission Office also meets one on one with prospective transfer students, before applying. While a meeting is not required , we do encourage transfer students that are able to get to Chapman's campus to consider meeting with one of our admission counselors so that we can assist you in an academic plan at your current school that will work in helping you transfer to Chapman.

These appointments can be scheduled by calling the Office of Admission at 714- 997-6711 or 888 CU APPLY.

We will also be traveling out to various local community college campuses in the next few weeks attending transfer college fairs and taking our appointments with prospective transfers possibly at your current college campus. Please see dates below for our spring 2015 transfer related travel:

  • *Cypress College Fair - March 10

  • *Santa Ana College Fair - March 18

  • Citrus College Fair- March 19

  • *Orange Coast College Fair- March 25

  • Mt. SAC College Fair- April 1

  • El Camino College Fair- April 2

  • *Irvine Valley College Fair- April 7

  • *Fullerton College Fair- April 9

  • *Saddleback College Fair- April 23

  • Santa Monica College Fair- April 28

  • *Golden West College Fair- April 29

Most college Fairs run from 10am-1 p.m.. Schools with an * next to them designate schools where appointments on that campus will be taking place. For more information please call your Transfer Center at your current community college if your school is on the list up above for more fair and appointment scheduling information.


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Transfer Brochure

Download our Transfer Brochure (PDF) for a more in-depth explanation of the transfer process.

Common App Instructions

When you're ready to apply to Chapman, download our new PDF of Transfer Application Instructions

Study Abroad

Interested in a study aborad program? Learn more about our transfer student program here.