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Submitting Test Scores (Optional)


Pepperdine is test optional from Fall 2021 to Fall 2023. Although we do not require test scores, you have the option to submit either official test scores through the testing agency or self reported test scores through our test score form. Once your application has been processed, you will receive access to the Pepperdine Applicant Portal where you can access the test score form. If test scores are self-reported at the time of application, official test scores will be required upon admission to Pepperdine. Please note that self-reported test scores will only be accepted through Pepperdine's test score form. Test scores reported on the Common Application or transcripts will not be accepted.


If you choose to submit test scores, applicants must take the SAT I or ACT by October in order to meet the November 1 early action deadline or by December in order to meet the January 15 application deadline. The optional ACT writing test and SAT writing/essay section are neither required nor recommended. The SAT II Subject Tests are also not required.

Note that if you have used a a different name (e.g. nickname, middle name, etc.) when taking the SAT/ACT, you will need to notify our office by sending an e-mail to admission-seaver@pepperdine.edu.

Seaver College of Pepperdine University Codes

  • SAT 1: 4630
  • ACT: 0373

SAT/ACT scores must be sent to us directly from the testing agencies or through our self-reported test score form via the Pepperdine Applicant Portal. You may contact the centers below to have your scores sent:

SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) – (866) 756-7346
ACT (American College Testing) – (319) 337-1313

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.