Interviews are informational and serve as a tool for students to evaluate their fit with Pepperdine University. Although the interview is informational in nature, interviewers will also provide an evaluative report that will be included in the applicant's admission file and treated as an additional letter of recommendation. Your chances of admission will not be negatively affected if we are unable to offer you an interview.
The optional interview provides an opportunity for applicants to have a meaningful conversation with a Pepperdine admission representative. This conversation allows you to learn more about Pepperdine, and the Admission Office to learn more about you.
All students will be asked the following questions during the interview:
- Can you tell me something about yourself that we wouldn't find within your application (such as something you'd like to explain on your transcript, interruptions to your educational progression, something you're passionate about, information about your home life, or anything else)?
- The three core components of our mission statement are purpose, service, and leadership. Pick one and tell me a little about how you incorporate this value into your life.
- How will obtaining a college degree help you leave a positive impact on the world?
If you are a transfer applicant who has graduated from high school, please register
for one of the transfer applicant interview times available.
Please note that if you have taken college courses but have not yet graduated from high school you are considered a first-year applicant.
If you are an international student, or a student attending school outside of the United States, please email Scot McClamma (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Office of International Student Services to schedule an interview.
If you have previously applied to Seaver College and plan on applying for Fall 2021 through the reapplication form, we unfortunately are unable to offer you an interview. Please contact your admission counselor if you have any questions.
First year and transfer applicants applying for Fall 2021 can register for an admission interview. Please note that only first time applicants can register for an interview. If you are a reapplicant, please email your admission counselor with any questions.
You can register for an interview online. Please note that transfer student interviews are only offered on Thursdays between 10:00am-12:00pm PST.
Interviews will be conducted through Zoom. Please note that we will email you the Zoom link prior to your interview and you can choose to join by video or phone.
Students applying for Fall 2021 can register for an interview at any point in the application process. You can register for an interview before or after submitting the Common Application.