Non-Degree Applicants

Definition

Non-degree status provides the opportunity for students to take courses or special programs for credit without formal admission or matriculation into the University.

Students may apply for enrollment under non-degree status if they do not pursue a degree but intend to have credits received from the University transferred elsewhere, or desire to take courses for personal enrichment only.

How to Apply

Non-degree applicants must submit their application through the online form below and submit any necessary supplemental materials.

Non-Degree Tuition Cost

There is no financial assistance available for non-degree students. Traditional non-degree students must pay the full cost of tuition which varies between part-time or full-time status. See the current tuition cost here. Auditing non-degree students are required to pay a $100 fee for each class they wish to enroll in. Faculty/Staff Tuition Remission does apply to the non-degree program.

Other Information

  • Admission for non-degree work is for one term only. Students must reapply each term they wish to enroll in a class.
  • Admission decisions for the non-degree program will be sent out on a rolling basis, as files complete.
  • Non-degree students may not register until the first day of classes, thereby selecting from the classes which remain open after the fully enrolled students have registered. Non-degree students may not advance register.
  • Non-degree students will receive a transcript of their completed classes (with letter or pass/fail grades).
  • If you withdraw from all of your courses prior to the end of the add/drop period, you will be charged the withdrawal fee as stated in the Academic Catalog.
  • On-campus housing is not guaranteed for Non-Degree students.

When to Apply

Spring Term

Application Deadline:
December 10

 

Fall Term

Application Deadline:
August 10

 

Summer Term

Application Deadline:
April 15

Application Requirements

  • All non-degree applicants must have graduated from high school. (Does not apply to the Malibu High School Partnership Program)
  • The non-degree application (see link below) and all supporting documents must be received by the Office of Admission no later than two weeks prior to the start of classes for the term requested.

Application Process

STEP 1: Submit Application

Non-Degree Application
(US Citizen, US Dual Citizen, US Permanent Resident, US Refugee or Asylee)

International Non-Degree Application
(Non US Citizen) Please note, Pepperdine does not issue I-20s for international students participating in the non-degree program.

STEP 2: Submit Supplemental Materials

Traditional - Domestic

  • Non-Degree Application
  • Official High School Transcripts (required only if less than 15 college credits have been completed at the time of application)
  • Official College Transcripts

Traditional - International

  • International Non-Degree Application
  • Official High School Transcripts
  • Official College Transcripts
  • English Proficiency
  • Academic Recommendation
  • SAT I or ACT (if less than 30 college units completed)
  • Immigration Documents - Please contact admission-oiss@pepperdine.edu for information on required immigration documents.

Audit - Domestic

  • Non-Degree Application

Audit - International

  • International Non-Degree Application
  • English Proficiency/High School Transcript(s)
  • Immigration Documents - Please contact admission-oiss@pepperdine.edu for information on required immigration documents.

Malibu High Partnership Program

  • Non-Degree Application
  • Official High School Transcripts

Transcript Submission Instructions

Official High School Transcripts

Official College Transcripts