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New Students

Checklist

Each semester, the happiest new students are those who arrive prepared, allowing them to relax, make new friends, and truly enjoy the New Student Orientation (NSO) process.  Unfortunately, there are a small number of students who arrive having not completed the items on the action-required checklist below.  For them, NSO can be a stressful time running around to complete tasks and the realization of missed opportunities.

Either way, NSO will be memorable.  Make it memorable for the right reasons.

Time-Sensitive Items

Due Date and
Action Required
Contact
Department
Link/Details

May 31, 2014

Incoming students whose major or academic plan requires Calculus must take the Calculus Readiness Exam.

See the mathematics placement website to determine whether or not your major or academic plan requires the Calculus Readiness Exam.  If you are transferring credit for College Algebra, you do not need to take the Calculus Readiness Exam.

Mathematics Program

Questions about the Calculus Readiness Exam? Contact Dr. Timothy Lucas in the Natural Science Division at (310) 506-4479. E-mail

Take Calculus Readiness Exam or View Mathematics Placement Website 

June 1, 2014

International Students:  Submit your International Student Data Form to obtain your I-20 Student Visa.

 

Office of International Student Services

You may print, sign, scan then email, fax or mail your ISD by using the contact information below.

Pepperdine University
Office of International Student Services
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, #4246
Malibu, CA, 90263-4246
United States
Oiss@pepperdine.edu
+1-310-506-4246 (phone)
+1-310-506-7403 (fax)

International Student Data Form

June 1, 2014

Priority deadline to accept/decline your financial aid awards and submit financial aid documents requested in your To Do List.  Your To Do List is located in your Student Services Center in WaveNet.

Check your To Do List and your Pepperdine e-mail account on a regular basis.  

Financial Assistance

Questions regarding financial assistance?  Contact the Office of Financial Assistance at (310) 506-4301,  or visit the Financial Assistance Web site

 

Accept/Decline financial aid award instructions

Financial Assistance Website

June 29, 2014

Register for New Student Orientation (NSO).  Parents can register anytime.  We will accept cash or check on move in day.

Student Activities

NSO questions? Contact Student Activities at (310) 506-4201.

Register Now

June 29, 2014

Incoming students who studied French, German, or Spanish in high school, have no college credits in the language, and plan to continue their studies in that language within the next 2 semesters are required to take a language placement exam.

International Studies & Language

Placement Exam questions? Contact Larry Levy at (310) 506-6735.  

Complete Language Placement Exam

July 7, 2014

Room selection for new students.  Students can create profiles and begin selecting a roommate(s) on June 1.  Application deadline for disability accommodations is June 1 and residency exemptions June 15.

Housing and Residence Life

Questions? Contact the Housing Office at (310) 506-7586. 

 

Request Campus Housing

July 14, 2014

Review Pepperdine's Student Records Policy & FERPA Guidelines before setting up Guest Access.

OneStop

Questions about Guest Access? Contact OneStop at (310) 506-7999.

Guest Access Information

Student Records Policy

August 4, 2014

All new students must complete the Health History Form and provide proof of up-to-date immunizations by the deadline date.

Health Center

Health History Form questions?  Contact the Health Center at (310) 506-4316, prompt 3.

Submit Health History Form

August 10, 2014

All new students must submit the electronic health insurance waiver by the deadline date. Please review the Pepperdine insurance requirements.

Health Insurance Mandate

Student health insurance questions? Contact Wells Fargo at (800) 853-5899.

Review Health Insurance Mandate

Submit Health Insurance Waiver Link to external site.

August 15, 2014

If you are bringing a vehicle, register it before arriving on campus and have your permit sent to your on-campus mailbox.

Public Safety

Vehicle registration questions?  Contact Kirsten Clark at (310) 506-4700

Register Your Vehicle Link to external site.

August 15, 2014

Review the Student Handbook.

Student Affairs

Student handbook questions? Contact  the Dean of Student Affairs Office at (310) 506-4472.

Review Student Handbook

August 15, 2014

Complete On-Line Alcohol Education Program - MyStudentBody

Counseling Center

Questions on completing the alcohol education program? Contact the Counseling Center at (310) 506-4210.

MyStudentBody-Alcohol Instructions

August 22, 2014

Deadline for completing the Incoming Freshman Survey. Students can access the survey anytime until midnight on the Friday before the first day of Fall Semester.

Institutional Effectiveness

Contact Jazmin Zane at (310) 506-4375 if you have any questions regarding the survey. Email.

Complete the Incoming Freshman Survey

August 25, 2014

Review payment options and make your selection online through the Student Center.

Student Accounts

Payment option questions? Contact Student Accounts at (310) 506-8000.
 or visit our website.

View Payment Options

August 25, 2014

Incoming first-year students* should complete First-Year Seminar Vocation readings and writing assignment.

*Does not apply to students with 30+ transfer units taken at another college.

Center for Faith and Learning

Center for Faith and Learning 
Pepperdine University 24255 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA 90263-4141

Stephanie Cupp, executive assistant
(310) 506-4141

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