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»Freshman Checklist

What You Need to Know — When You Need to Know It


Obtaining your Username/Password

  • Make your $200 enrollment deposit online in your my.chapman.edu self-service portal. Self-service login information will be emailed to admitted students beginning in January 2015. Online payment methods for eDeposits include eCheck and credit card. If you have any trouble logging in, please contact the Chapman Service Desk at (714) 997-6600.

Chapman E-mail Account

  • Beginning in January 2015, you can login using the user name and password you received to your personal email address that you listed on your application after admittance to the university.

March 2

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for Financial Aid Processing Due
The priority deadline for filing the FAFSA is March 2. If the priority deadline is not met you may still apply, but funding for certain aid programs may be exhausted.
Contact: Office of Financial Aid 
(714) 997-6741
www.fafsa.ed.gov


May 1

Freshman Enrollment Deposit Deadline 
Applicable to incoming freshmen only. You can make the deposit online here or by sending a non-refundable $200 check and completed student enrollment deposit agreement form to the Office of Admission. 
Contact: Office of Admission 
(714) 997-6711 or toll free (888) CU-APPLY

Housing Application and Housing Deposit Deadline 
Housing applications must be submitted online or postmarked by may 1 for first priority processing and submitted with a non-refundable $50 housing application fee and $600 security deposit (This deposit is separate from the enrollment deposit.) Applications submitted without an application fee and a housing deposit will not be processed or considered for an assignment. 
Contact: Office of Housing and Residence Life 
(714) 997-6603


Mid - May

Registration Information Letter 
Provides information on summer advising options and course registration. Note: all registration is done online via WebAdvisor, but students must complete academic advising prior to their assigned registration date. Students will have the option of receiving advising online or attending a small group advising workshop. 
Contact: Academic Advising Center 
(714) 744-7959


June - July

Student ID Photo Submission
Submit a recent photo to be used for your Chapman University student identification card by the end of July (recommended). 
Contact: Card Services 
(714) 744-7011

New Student Welcome Receptions
Receptions are held throughout the summer all over the country to welcome new students and their families to the Chapman community.
Register online now to attend a welcome reception >

Academic Advising
Advising for new students begins the first week of June. Students must complete their academic advising requirement prior to course registration. The advising registration hold will be lifted only after students satisfy the mandatory advising requirement.
Contact: Academic Advising Center
(714) 744-7959

Math Placement Testing 
Placement testing is completed online for those students who wish to place into a higher level math course. Any student who scored below a 500 on the SAT/Math or below 21 on the ACT/Math is required to take the Algebra Placement Test.

Register for Classes
All new students will be assigned a specific date and time when they can begin registering for courses. Those dates will be available on WebAdvisor in late June or early July.

Register for New Student, Transfer and Family Orientation 
Contact: Orientation 
(714) 516-4600 

Parking Permit
Registration available.


Mid - July

Fall Semester Billing Statement E-mailed 
You will receive a billing statement that details tuition and other charges for the upcoming semester. 
Contact: Business Office 
(714) 997-6617

Housing Assignment Information and Notification E-mail 
The Housing Assignment information and Notification Email provides students with housing information, which includes their housing assignment, roommates’ names and contact information, and other helpful information to assist students with their move to the residence community. 
Contact: Office of Housing and Residence Life 
(714) 997-6603


July 31

Final High School Transcripts Due 
Final transcripts must include all final grades and proof of completion. Please submit all final transcripts to the Office of Admission.
Contact: Office of Admission 
(714) 997-6711 or toll-free 888-CU-APPLY

AP and IB Exam Results Due 
Please submit all AP/IB exam test results to the Office of Admission for evaluation. 
Contact: Office of Admission 
(714) 997-6711 or toll-free 888-CU-APPLY

Health Record and Examination Form 
All students are required to submit the online Student Health Services form. It can be accessed online here.
Contact: Student Health Center 
(714) 997-6851

Tuition and Fees Payment 
Due for fall semester


August 26

New Student Check-In
Contact: Office of Housing and Residence Life 
(714) 997-6603


Late August

New Student and Family Orientation 
This is a mandatory program that familiarizes incoming students with the academic and social aspects of Chapman University. 
Contact: Orientation 
(714) 516-4600 


For more information, please visit www.chapman.edu/orientation


September 2

First Day of Fall Classes

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