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Submitting Test Scores (Optional)


Pepperdine is test optional. Although we do not require test scores, you have the option to submit official test scores through the testing agency, self-reported test scores on your application, or self-reported test scores through your Pepperdine Application Portal. If test scores are self-reported at the time of application, official test scores will be required upon enrollment at Pepperdine. Please note that self-reported test scores will not be accepted through transcripts or email. 


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 email to admission-seaver@pepperdine.edu.

Seaver College of Pepperdine University Codes

  • SAT 1: 4630
  • ACT: 0373

If you choose to send an official score report, 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.