Chapman University (CA): 2018 Snapshot

Fall 2018 First Year Application Deadline
Members of the Admission Committee are actively reviewing your Regular Decision applications!

If you are still interested in applying for Fall 2018, you are welcome to submit an application to be reviewed on a space-available basis. Although our Regular Decision deadline of January 15th has passed, we will review late applications following the review of those submitted by January 15. Please reach out to your admission counselor prior to applying for some guidance.


Mid Year School Report and Transcript – due by March 1st
If you haven’t already done so, please ask your counselor to submit the Mid Year Report via the Common Application along with your updated transcript once your first semester, or trimester grades are posted. If your school has year-long courses with no grades until the end of the year, we require some form of mid-year evaluation of your academic progress. The Mid Year Report must be submitted no later than March 1.

Notification Timelines for First Year Fall Applicants

Early Action/Early Decision
Decisions were released on December 15

Film Production
Decisions will begin to be released in mid-February

Dance, Theatre Performance & Screen Acting applicants who have submitted a pre-screen audition or completed an in-person audition will begin to be released in mid-February. Notifications will continue through mid-March.

Regular Decision
Decisions will begin to be released in mid-March


Chapman’s January Term: Interterm

Chapman is on a 4-1-4 calendar and we currently just concluded our January Interterm. While some Chapman students take advantage of Interterm to complete a class on-campus during winter break, others register for a travel course and explore the world!

Interterm is valued by students as there are no additional tuition costs, and it allows students a study abroad experience without being away from campus for a semester. You can find out more about our available travel courses on our Center for Global Education website.


Responding to an Offer of Admission or
Withdrawing your Application
Please keep our office updated on any changes to the status of your application! If you wish to respond to your offer of admission (accept or decline), or withdraw your application you may do so by logging into your Admission Status Page.

Admitted Students
accept or decline admission here

Financial Aid Application Deadline: March 2nd

All students applying for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA must be postmarked by March 2nd to meet Chapman’s priority deadline. If you are interested in learning more about Chapman’s application process, scholarships or financial aid, we recommend visiting the ​​​​Financial Aid Office’s website.

TIP: Don’t forget to sign your FAFSA! Doing so can slow down the process. 
*Chapman University’s code for the FAFSA: 001164

Financial Aid Awards for Early Action & Regular Decision Students
If you submitted your FAFSA, and have been admitted for Fall 2018 your Financial Aid Award will be mailed out:

Mid-February – for admitted students who applied for Early Action
Mid-March – for admitted students who applied Regular Decision

Catch Up With the Admission Office on Facebook Live!

Join us as we host Facebook Live events to talk about what you need to know as you prepare for various deadlines and where we’re at in the admission cycle. We had a blast conducting our latest one a few weeks ago and hope you’ll join us on Facebook Live for future events!

Follow us on Facebook for future broadcasts


Admitted Student Visit Opportunites
If you have been offered admission, we invite you to join us for one of our admitted student visit opportunities. Here’s a few options that are available to you now through deposit day!
Admitted Student Experience Tours
These tours are exclusive to admitted students and their families and are available through May 4th. They are offered at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on most weekdays. They include:

a brief presentation about the admitted class and Chapman specifically designed for admitted students
a panel of current Chapman students for a Q&A session
90-minute walking tour of the campus and residence halls specifically tailored to admitted students
Panther for a Day
Panther for a Day is a great way to come experience what life would be like as a Chapman student. The program includes:

a class of your choosing
a meal with other admitted students in our Randall Dining Commons
an intimate tour of campus, hosted by a current Chapman student

Panther for a Day is designed as a solo experience for the admitted student; guests of admitted students are welcome to join an Admitted Student Experience tour.

Register for an Admitted Student Program

Chapman Happenings
See a sneak peak at the new Chapman Grand Residence Hall
New Keck Center is on-schedule for Fall 2018 opening
Interterm is a great time to fit in a travel course and go global
Learn more about mindfulness from our Interfaith Center staff
Chapman University Office of Admission
One University Dr., Orange, CA 92866
(714) 997-6711 or 1-888-CU-APPLY
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