» New Transfer Students Academic Advising

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

As a new transfer entering in fall 2017, you must either complete an online advising tutorial or attend an in-person advising appointment. This will prepare for registration for classes in mid-July. Your registration hold will be lifted only after you complete advising. 

After meeting with an academic advisor in our office, it is recommended that all students meet with their program advisor in their major department.

Learn more about the academic advising process at Chapman »

+ - Advising Options for New Transfer Students

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 are available for students who have additional questions after completing the tutorial and final AAC Survey. Please allow up to 24 hours for the processing of your tutorial completion. The tutorial is available on our New Students page (at the bottom of the page).  

Appointment with an Academic Advisor:

Students may schedule an individual appointment with a professional academic advisor beginning June 6.  Appointments are 1 hour in length, dedicated to reviewing the student's program evaluation. Before an appointment can be scheduled, students are required to complete the AAC Online New Student tutorial (including the final AAC Survey). The tutorial is available on our New Students page. After completion of the tutorial, please allow 24 hours for processing. After the 24 hours has passed, students can call the Academic Advising Center at (714) 744-7959 to schedule an advising appointment.  Students must have completed the online tutorial, paid their enrollment deposit, and be in moved-to-student status before they can schedule an advising appointment. Please note: We have a 5-minute late policy for all student appointments. If you arrive more than 5 minutes after your scheduled appointment time, you will be required to reschedule.

Appointment with a Program Advisor:

After meeting with an AAC academic advisor, students are also recommended to schedule 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 summer.  To schedule an appointment with a program advisor, students should call or email the department directly. Please visit the Advising Portal for contact information.


After completing our online tutorial, we highly recommend that all new transfers watch the following video to learn more about GE for Transfer Students. NOTE: Watching the below video does not allow students to make an appointment with an advisor. To make an appointment, students must watch and complete in full the Online New Student Tutorial found on our New Students page.

+ - Steps to Advising and Registration

Complete the math placement test - only if necessary

All transfer students who did not complete a college level mathematics course (above intermediate algebra) prior to transfer will be required to complete the online math placement test. If you are required to take Math 98 or 99, and you do not enroll yourself in a course, you will be force-enrolled by the Office of the Provost.

Complete academic advising

After completing our online tutorial and final survey (on our New Students page) students can call the Academic Advising Center at (714) 744-7959 to schedule an advising appointment with a professional advisor. Students must have completed the tutorial, paid their enrollment deposit, and be in moved-to-student status before they can schedule an advising appointment. Please allow 24 hours for processing of your tutorial completion. Appointments cannot be made prior to all items being completed.

Determine your assigned registration date

Registration dates are randomly assigned, and cannot be changed.  You can register anytime on or after your assigned date. You will be able to view your assigned date and time by logging in to My.Chapman.Edu (when available).

Turn in your transcripts

Do you have any outstanding final transcripts that need to be turned in? Be sure to request them to be sent to the Office of Admission. Pending transfer credits may impact educational planning and may result in a miscalculation of the student's remaining credits and requirements.

Review your program evaluation and advisor notes and recommendations

Your program evaluation will be available online through My.Chapman.Edu.  If you have not met with an advisor, you can use the program evaluation guide to assist you. A portion of the Academic Advising New Student Online Tutorial is dedicated to reviewing the Program Evaluation.

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Step by step instructions are available in the Academic Advising New Student Online Tutorial. 

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