Office of International Student Services
Definition of an International Student
Pepperdine considers an international student to be any individual that does not have United States Citizenship or a Permanent Resident Visa. In regards to the application process, the international admission counselors evaluate all applications for international students as well as US Citizens attending school outside of the United States.
In addition to being ranked #54 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges National Universities list, students choose Pepperdine for all the possibilities that a faith-based university committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values provides.
We are here to assist you and be a resource to you from completing your form I-20 to successfully obtaining your visa. Please contact our office with any questions you may have.
Upon arrival to Malibu there are several key things you must participate in including immigration check-in, new student orientation, and academic orientation.
As a current student it is our top priority to help you maintain your F-1 status, as well as providing you with the information and resources necessary to work in the US and travel home while you are a student.
Our International Admission Counselors are here to be a resource to you as you navigate the college admission process in the US. If you are a prospective undergraduate student, please select your geographical region to identify your International Admission Counselor.