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Whether you're a new freshman or transfer student, we would like to welcome you to Chapman University! The Academic Advising Center is committed to assisting you throughout your time at Chapman. Our mission is to coordinate and support an advising program that consistently provides students with the information and counsel they need to develop sound educational goals, and make effective decisions regarding the University courses and programs that will enable them to realize those goals.

Chapman University offers a variety of academic advising services to support your academic planning, assist with registration, and address your individual interests and needs. While each department and office provides its own unique service, we all work together to provide assistance and resources for Chapman students. It is important that you make regular contact with both your professional advisor in the AAC and your program advisor in your major department.



New Students entering Fall 2014 will be registering between July 7 and July 18. 

Specific registration times (individual for each student) are listed in WebAdvisor in the Student Menu under "Registration Eligibility." Please note: Registration times are randomly assigned and CANNOT BE CHANGED once assigned.


Students with a declared major in Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Health Sciences, Kinesiology, Communication Studies, and Strategic and Corporate Communications will be participating in the block scheduling program. From JUNE 2-19, these students can select a block of required courses for their major. A block consists of pre-chosen classes at pre-set times. The Block Scheduling website can be accessed below:


NOTE: Students with declared majors in Art, Art History, Graphic Design, Dance, and Theatre will be enrolled in their first semester major courses by their department and do not need to sign up for block scheduling, but do need to enroll in GE courses.


The link below includes information on first-term courses recommended by major for incoming freshmen (first-years) for fall 2014.   



Have questions about registration?

On the dates/times below, call (714) 628-2700!

The Academic Advising Center will provide a Peer Advisor Registration Support Hotline for new students who have already completed academic advising.

During the below days/times, students can call and speak with a peer advisor regarding:

  • WebAdvisor usage
  • How to add classes
  • Waitlisting classes
  • Building a preferred list
  • AP Credit
  • Language & math placement exams

In order to serve all students that need assistance, phone support will be limited to a maximum of 10 minutes per student. For major specific questions, please view the recommended first term courses, or contact your major department by visiting the Advising Portal webpage.

Date Available Time Available
Monday, July 7 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, July 8 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, July 9

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 10

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Friday, July 11

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Monday, July 14 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, July 15 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, July 16 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, July 17 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, July 18 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

+-First Semester Advising:

Academic advising for new students begins in early June. New students enrolling in fall 2014 have the option of completing in-person advising or online advising.

  • In-person advising for incoming FRESHMEN takes place in small group sessions only (NO individual appointments).
  • In-person advising for incoming TRANSFER students takes place in individual appointments.
  • Online advising (for freshmen or transfer students) is available for students who are not local to the Southern California area and those who are comfortable receiving important information in an electronic environment.

FRESHMEN STUDENTS: Incoming fall semester FRESHMEN will not be scheduled for individual advising appointments. They must either complete online advising or attend a small group advising session in June or July. All incoming freshmen have an advising hold on their account and must complete MANDATORY academic advising (either online or group session) prior to registering for classes.

TRANSFER STUDENTS: Advising for new transfer students is highly recommended. All TRANSFER students are encouraged to come to campus and meet with an advisor in an individual appointment.


+-In-Person Advising

In-Person Advising takes place on the Chapman University Campus in Orange, CA.

FRESHMEN: Small group advising sessions will be available for new freshmen beginning in mid-June. Students are able to RSVP for a workshop via this website. Review our FRESHMEN page with more details and a link to RSVP

TRANSFERS: New transfer students are able to call our center and schedule an individual advising appointment with a professional advisor after submitting their deposit, been moved to student, and completed the online tutorial (link is available below). We will begin taking phone calls at (714) 744-7959 beginning June 2.

It is imperative that all students transferring any coursework to Chapman turn in their official transcripts/AP or IB scores to the Registrar as soon as possible.

Visit our Freshmen or Transfer section of this website for more information on advising and registration.

+-Online Advising

An online tutorial is available for those students who are out of the local area, or who are comfortable receiving important information in an electronic environment. The tutorial will cover all of the same information as the in person workshops.  Follow-up phone appointments with an advisor, or email options will be available for students who have additional questions after completion of the tutorial. You will need your Chapman username and password to access the tutorial.


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New Freshmen

Joining us as a new freshman student? Visit our New Freshmen page for more information.

New Transfers

Are you transferring to Chapman from another college or university? Read more about important advising information for transfers.