Academic Letter of Recommendation
First-Year Applicants (High School Seniors)
This letter must be from a core subject (math, science, English, history, foreign language, religion) teacher or counselor who is familiar with the applicant's academic standing.
The recommendation must come from a college professor or advisor. If you have completed fewer than 30 college units at the time of application, your recommendation can also come from a high school core subject (math, science, English, history, foreign language, religion) teacher or counselor who is familiar with the applicant's academic standing.
Instructions for All Applicants
Option 1: Pepperdine Recommendation Form
After applying, you can use the form in your Pepperdine Application Portal to submit a request for your recommender to complete your recommendation.
Option 2: Common Application Recommendation Form
Once in the Common Application, select "My Colleges" in the left-hand menu, and then "Assign Recommenders." Enter the required information for the form. Please note: you will need your recommender's name, position title, email address, and work phone number to complete the form. Your recommender will then be contacted and invited to submit your recommendation through the Common Application system. If your school official has already submitted your recommendation via the Common Application, please do not send additional copies as this will delay our ability to process your application file. Instead, please verify that these items were submitted on the School Forms tab in the Common Application system. Please see the video walkthrough for more information.
Please note: In order for Pepperdine to receive your recommendation, you must correctly assign your school official(s) to your Pepperdine application.
Option 3: Scoir
You can submit a request for your recommender to complete your recommendation through Scoir.
Please Note: It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all required materials for the admission application file are received by the Office of Admission by the applicable deadline in order to be considered by the Admission Committee.