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Thank you for choosing to apply to Pepperdine University - Seaver College Graduate Programs. Please read all instructions and requirements carefully before starting the online application process. In order to apply, you will be asked to create a secure account with a unique username and password. Please store this information in a safe place. You will be able to save and return to your application until it is submitted. Please start and submit only one application.

Program Names

Pepperdine Program Name CollegeNet Acronym
American Studies, MA MAAMERSTD
Divinity MDIV
Nutritional Science Certificate Program-Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway (NSCP-ISPP)  PBISPP
Screen and Television Writing, MFA MFASCREEN

Technical Assistance

If you are having trouble logging into CollegeNet, please do not create a new account: 
Forgotten password

For all other questions please contact the CollegeNet Helpdesk

Helpful Tips

You do not have to complete an application in one sitting. For example, you can start working on an application at your library's computer facility, save your work, access the application at home on your personal computer, and continue working from there. Wherever you have access to the internet, you have access to the information you have saved.

When you complete more than one application, common information you provided on the first form is entered automatically in all subsequent ones. For example, if you have entered your name and address on an application and saved it, that information will be entered automatically on the next application you access (assuming, of course, that the next form also has name and address fields). If you change information on one form, it is also changed on any other unsubmitted ones.

CollegeNet FAQ

 How do I create my CollegeNet ApplyWeb account?

  1. Go to the CollegeNet website.
  2. Enter your account information exactly as instructed.
  3. Click the submit button at the bottom of the page.

Note: Be sure to keep a record of your username and password, as you will need it to access applications in progress, or to check your application status.

 Is this account the same as my CollegeNet scholarship account?

No, if you have an account at www.collegenet.com for the scholarship system, you'll still need a separate CollegeNET ApplyWeb account to submit college applications.

 How do I access a new application?

In most cases, you can access an application directly by going to the school's own website and following the link to submit an application.

 How do I access an application I already started?

Once you've begun an application, you can either return to the school's website and follow the submit an application link to continue your work on your application in progress, or you can come directly to the CollegeNet site and access any in-progress applications from your Activity Log.

 How do I fill out an application?

Once you have a CollegeNET account, you can begin filling out a school application. You can either complete the application and submit it in one sitting, or save your work and continue it at a later time. When filling out your application:

  • To save what you have done so far without exiting, click the Save button.
  • To save and exit, click the Finish Session or Save and Exit button.
  • To access an application in progress and continue your work on it, either go to your Activity Log and select the application, or access the application directly from the school's website.

 How do I submit an application?

Check your work carefully. When you are satisfied with it and are ready to send it to us, click the send button at the bottom of the last page. This saves your answers in their final form and takes you to the payment page where you pay your application fee online (or apply for a fee waiver, if that option is available).

Note: Your application is not fully submitted until you pay your application fee and it has been authorized (see below), or until you have submitted a fee waiver request and it was granted.

 Is the payment transaction secure?

Your debit/credit card information is encrypted during transmission from your browser to our server and during payment authorization. None of your debit/credit card information is stored in our database.

 Is all my application data secure?

The information you enter is encrypted and secure when you save it and when you send it. Although general data collected on the system may be used in statistical studies and reports designed to assist institutions with planning, any information bearing your personal identification is disclosed only to the department to which you send it.

 How do I know if my application was received?

Check your Activity Log to print a copy of your form or to learn if we have received it.

 What is my CollegeNet activity log?

When you save or transmit application information, a note appears in your personal Activity Log. You can easily check your Activity Log at any time to see your application activity and to learn when we have acknowledged receipt of your form. Just log into your CollegeNET account and select Activity Log.

 Is my account private?

Yes, the server stores all information you enter under the private username and password you establish.

 How do I clear my session with CollegeNet?

Close your browser. This ends your secure connection and clears your password (unless you chose to save it).

 How can I get more help?

Contact the Helpdesk.

Contact Us

 Graduate Program Contacts

Seaver College Graduate Programs Office

Pepperdine University
Thornton Administrative Center, 3rd Floor
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4280

Assistant Dean: Dana Dudley  
Phone: 310.506.4280

Program Manager: Leslie Seah
Phone: 310.506.6079

Graduate Programs Directors & Coordinators

Nutritional Science Certificate Program


Screen and Television Writing 

For additional information, see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Seaver Graduate Programs Mission Statement

The Seaver College graduate programs are committed to the sharpening of the mind, the ennobling of the heart, the broadening of the vision and the cultivation of civilized and fruitful discourse within a Christian worldview. The programs are devoted to a relentless search for truth in an atmosphere of freedom of inquiry: to think, to create, to question, to doubt, to believe, and to affirm.