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All incoming freshmen have an advising hold on their account and must complete academic advising prior to registering for courses.

As a new freshman entering in spring 2014, you have the option to schedule an individual advising appointment with a professional advisor in the Academic Advising Center or to complete an online advising tutorial. Your registration hold will be lifted only after you complete mandatory advising with an AAC professional advisor or complete the online tutorial.

+-Mandatory Advising for Spring 2014 Admits

In-Person Advising:

All students are encouraged to come to campus and meet with an advisor. Visit our New Students page for more information on in-person advising.

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 a one-on-one appointment with a professional advisor.  Follow-up phone appointments with an advisor will be available for students who have additional questions after completing the tutorial and final AAC Survey. The online tutorial is available at the bottom of our New Students page. You may call (714) 744-7959 beginning on December 6 to schedule a phone appointment. 

Appointment with a Program Advisor (in the Major):

After meeting with an AAC advisor, students also have the option of scheduling an appointment with a Program Advisor in their major department to discuss the specific requirements for the major, research or internship opportunities, or career goals.  Please note that faculty availability is limited during the interterm.  To schedule an appointment with a program advisor, students should call the department directly. Please visit the Advising Portal for contact information for each department.

+-Steps to Advising and Registration

Select an advising method

If you select in-person advising, you will need to contact the AAC at (714) 744-7959. Advising should be completed before your assigned registration date if possible.

Complete the math placement test if necessary

All students who have not been waived out of Math 098/099 based on SAT scores will be required to take the online math placement exam. You can check for Math 098/099 waivers on WebAdvisor through your program evaluation.

Take the Language Placement Test

Login to Blackboard (available under "quick links" on the Chapman homepage)

Determine your assigned registration date

You can view your assigned date and time by logging in to WebAdvisor, and clicking on "registration eligibility." Registration dates are randomly assigned, and cannot be changed.  You can register anytime on or after your assigned date.  Dates will be assigned and available on WebAdvisor.

Select a math course

If you are placed in Math 098 or 099, it is required that you enroll in these courses in your first term, and that you complete these courses before the end of your first year at Chapman. If you place into Math 104 or GE Math, you are not required to take math in your first semester, although it is recommended. You can discuss your math course with your advisor during your advising session or follow-up phone appointment.

Register for a Freshman Foundation Course (FFC 100)

All new freshmen are required to take a Freshman Foundation Course in their first semester of enrollment. Students are no longer required to complete an online FFC preference survey, but should instead add a section of FFC 100 to their course list as they enroll.

Note: Students who have completed at least one full-time semester at a 4-year institution, or at least 15 credits at a community college will be waived from the FFC requirement. College courses taken while in high school (concurrent enrollment) do not apply to the FFC waiver. 

Fill in the rest of your schedule with General Education courses

You can select courses from any area of the General Education program. More information will be provided in your advising session.

Build your preferred list in WebAdvisor

Step by step instructions will be provided in your advising session. You may also want to utilize the registration worksheet to aid in your planning.

Register for courses

All course registration is completed online through WebAdvisor, on or after the student's assigned registration date and time. Students will not be able to register until the advising requirement is completed.

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New Student Orientation

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First Year Experience

Learn more about the services provided to new freshmen through the First Year Experience program.


Get to know Chapman's WebAdvisor system, which you will be using to register for your classes.

Math Placement Exam

All students who have not been waived out of Math 098/099 will be required to take the online Math Placement Exam.