Important Checklist Items

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 trying to complete tasks and the realization of missed opportunities. Please be sure to review these action items carefully, so you are prepared for orientation.

Time-Sensitive Items

Due Date and
Action Required

May 13, 2015

Students can create profiles and begin selecting a roommate(s). Application deadline for disability accommodations is June 1.

Housing and Residence Life

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


Request Campus Housing

June 1, 2015

Any student who is not a U.S. citizen or who does not have a Permanent Resident Visa (U.S. "Green Card") must submit the International Student Data Form and any necessary attachments. 

If you already have a valid F-1 Visa and are transferring from another U.S. school, please also submit the Certificate of Transfer Eligibility Form.

For detailed instructions on how to receive an I-20 in order to apply for or renew an F-1 (student) Visa, please see the undergraduate Newly Admitted I-20 Checklist. 

Office of International Student Services

Please print and complete the required documents, then scan and e-mail them with any attachments to:

For questions, or if you are having difficulty sending documents by e-mail, please call or submit by fax to:

+1-310-506-4246 (phone)
+1-310-506-7403 (fax)

International Student Data Form

Certificate of Transfer Eligibility Form

June 26, 2015

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. E-mail

Register Now

June 26, 2015

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 & Languages

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

Complete Language Placement Exam

August 21, 2015

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


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

Guest Access Information

Student Records Policy

May 31, 2015

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 

August 3, 2015

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

December 15, 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,  E-mail or visit the Financial Assistance Web site


Accept/Decline financial aid award instructions

Financial Assistance Website

August 21, 2015

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

August 21, 2015

Review the Student Handbook.

Student Affairs

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

Review Student Handbook

August 21, 2015

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 31, 2015

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

Student Accounts

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

View Payment Options

August 31, 2015

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, program coordinator
(310) 506-4141

Access the readings

August 9, 2015

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

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