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What does being postponed to Regular Decision mean?

Being postponed to Regular Decision means your application will be fully reviewed by the Admission Committee a second time in the context of our complete applicant pool.

Do I need to complete the form in my Application Portal?

Yes. In order to remain in consideration for Regular Decision admission, please complete the postpone form in your Application Portal by Friday, January 27, 2023 at 5:00 PM (PST).

Should I submit additional application materials?

It is not recommended or required of you to submit additional materials for your application. However, we will accept updated scores if you took the SAT or ACT again in November or December. You will need to self-report your new SAT or ACT scores in your Applicant Portal or send an official score report by January 15. Reminder: Pepperdine is test optional.

When will I receive my final admission decision?

You will receive your final admission decision via the Application Portal by April 1.

How will switching to Regular Decision affect my application?

The only difference between Early Action and Regular Decision is when you receive your admission decision. You will still receive full consideration for admission and financial aid as a Regular Decision candidate.

What criteria do you use when making decisions?

Decisions are based on a variety of criteria. The admission committee will thoroughly review and consider each component of a student's application, including all information on the Common Application, official transcripts, and letter of recommendation. We value an applicant's achievements outside of the classroom and a sustained commitment to school and community activities. The response an applicant chooses for the essay, in addition to demonstrating writing fluency, conveys to us the applicant's creativity, character, unique personal backgrounds, and intellectual vitality. We look for strong leadership qualities, intellectual curiosity, and spirituality, as well as a student's potential to make a significant, positive contribution to the Pepperdine community. All of these elements play a role in the outcome of the decision. The Admission Committee considers each application in the context of the total applicant pool.

What should I do if I would no longer like to be considered for admission at Pepperdine?

If you wish to withdraw your application, please fill out the form in your decision email. You can also send an email with your full name, birthdate, and withdrawal request to admission-seaver@pepperdine.edu.

Do I need to demonstrate my interest in the University to help aid my admission decision?

No, there is no need to demonstrate interest as it is not amongst the factors considered while making an admission decision.