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Summer Undergraduate Research in Biology


Submission of a Complete Application

Full application to the program requires completion of steps 1-3.

STEP 1: Online General Application

This general application is a "place holder or reservation" and will not be considered complete without following the additional steps shown below.

STEP 2: Submission of a Complete Application File

Collect the following materials and upload them to interfolio at

Components are to include the following:

  • Submission of Completed Application signature page
  • A 1-2 page essay defining your career aspirations, your specific interests with regard to biological research, and your interest in the Pepperdine SURB program in particular; and
  • Your current college transcript(s), which may be either official or unofficial

STEP 3: Letter of Recommendation

Each application file must include one letter of recommendation sent directly from a science faculty member who is familiar with the academic or research work of the candidate. A signed copy of this letter should be emailed from the faculty member, not the applicant, as a PDF attachment and uploaded to your interfolio account at

If you have any problems submitting your materials in the requested format, please contact the Natural Science Division at 310-506-4321 for assistance.

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