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Alex Moses

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Grass Valley, CA
Reed College class of 2018
Major: English
Email: alex.moses@pepperdine.edu
Phone: 310-506-4392

Favorite Spot on Campus

You can't beat the view while sitting at the Sandbar patio!

Tips for Applying

Top 3 recommendations for applying

  1. Since we don't offer interviews at Pepperdine, your essays are your best way to let us get to know you. Have a family member or a trusted friend look it over, and write about something that makes you excited. That's going to show in the quality of your essay if you're writing something you are passionate about.
  2. Be detailed in your Activities Section. Don't assume the person knows what your organization does simply by its name or acronym. Tell us exactly what it is that you're involved in!
  3. Think carefully about who you pick to write your letter of recommendation! It can be really useful to hear someone else vouch for you, so be intentional with which teacher you choose to speak on your behalf.

Advice for essays and supplemental question

Make sure your essay answers the question, "so what?" Don't just tell me great story about an experience you had, a challenge you overcame, or a place you visited. Tell me that story, but then tell my why it is pivotal to who you are.

Other General Advice

Don't overwork yourself and enjoy your senior year! It's your final year at your school and potentially in your community, so make sure you spend it doing what you love.

Working in the Office of Admission

My favorite aspect about working in the Office of Admission

I love helping students during this incredibly formative time in their lives. I want to empower students and their families to make decisions that are right for them, and seeing them succeed in their educational goals.

What I enjoy about traveling the country and meeting prospective Pepperdine students

I love getting to see the variety of ways students are making impacts in their communities, in and outside of their high schools.