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Other Recommendation

First-Year Applicants

This recommendation should be from a personal acquaintance (employer, religious leader, teacher, or counselor) who can attest to the applicant's character. We DO NOT accept recommendations from peers or family members. 

Include your Common Application ID on all documents you submit. This will assist in the accurate and timely processing of your application file.

Option A: Pepperdine Recommendation Form
Use this form to submit a request for your recommender to complete your recommendation.

If a recommender is going to submit a recommendation letter through the mail or a Pepperdine recommendation form, you are still required to "assign" and fill in the information on the Common Application. The information needed is the name of your recommender, title, and e-mail address. Tell your recommender to ignore the Common App form and we will manually link the recommendation letter (sent by mail or via a Pepperdine recommendation form) to your application file.

You must have all areas in the Common Application "assigned" in order to submit your application. Be aware that the "teacher" and "other recommender" both have to be assigned by you. If these recommenders have not been assigned, you will not be able to submit your application. The "other recommender" will not accept recommendations that are peer or family members.

Option B: 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, e-mail 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 recommender has already submitted your recommendation via the Common Application, please do not send additional hard 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 note: In order for Pepperdine to receive your recommendation, you must correctly assign your recommender to your Pepperdine application.

Option C: Hardcopy Letters
We prefer that recommendations be submitted online using an option above. However, if you are unable to use our forms, written recommendations or traditional letters can be mailed to the address below. Please make sure that the person completing your recommendation includes your first name, last name, current school, city, and state. Include your Common Application ID on all documents you submit. This will assist in the accurate and timely processing of your application file.  

Seaver College Office of Admission
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90263-4392

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.