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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.


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


+-First Semester Advising:

Academic advising for new students begins in early June and continues through the start of the semester. 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 (option no longer available).
  • 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 in-person advising appointments. At this time they must complete the online advising tutorial (below) and have the option of scheduling a follow-up phone appointment. All incoming freshmen have an advising hold on their account and must complete MANDATORY academic advising 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: New freshmen are currently able to schedule phone appointments AFTER COMPLETING OUR ONLINE TUTORIAL (below). 

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).

Call (714) 744-7959 to schedule an appointment.

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.