New International Undergraduate Students | Pepperdine University

New International Undergraduate Students

Welcome to the Pepperdine Family!

Congratulations on your admission to Seaver College for Spring 2017

You should be very proud of this accomplishment, as we received many applications from remarkable students. This page has been created specifically for you to serve not only as a resource for enrollment procedures but also a reminder of the unique aspects Pepperdine will offer you during your college experience. Congratulations again and welcome to the Pepperdine family!

Important First Step: Utilize WaveNet

Until now you have been communicating with Pepperdine via your personal email. Once you become an official Pepperdine Wave by submitting the Enrollment Form and Tuition Prepayment, ALL communication from the University will be sent to your unique Pepperdine email address and can be accessed through the University portal known as WaveNet.

WaveNet serves as a single, unifying location for Pepperdine news and services, such as your student account, class registration, email, campus resources, etc.

Students will be provided with unique login credentials for WaveNet in an email after admission to the University. Should you misplace or have any challenges logging into WaveNet, the Pepperdine Help Desk has personnel on duty 24 hours a day and can be reached at +1 310-506-HELP (4357).

Next Steps

Secure Your Space at Pepperdine

Confirm Your Enrollment

We are excited to welcome our admitted students to Pepperdine University!

To secure your space at Seaver College/Pepperdine University, BOTH the Enrollment Form and the $750 Tuition Prepayment (Deposit) must be received by the Enrollment Deadline (December 1, 2016 by 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time).

Quick Instructions: From the "Applicant Tab" in WaveNet, click on the "Applicant Services" link in the menu bar and then click on "Applicant Center." Both the "Enrollment Form" and the "Tuition Prepayment" (by eCheck) links can be found here. Questions? Please refer to the following instructions

Payment Instructions

To secure your space at Seaver College/Pepperdine University, BOTH the Enrollment Form and the $750 Tuition Prepayment (Deposit) must be received by the Enrollment Deadline (December 1, 2016 by 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time).

The $750 Tuition Prepayment is non-refundable and must be submitted in full. Partial payments, bounced payments, or submitting payment with insufficient funds in your account will NOT secure your place in the class.

*Please include the student's Campus-Wide ID (CWID) number and the full name on all transactions to ensure it is posted correctly.

For detailed information about payment options and due dates, please contact Student Accounts directly at (310) 506-8000 or by email at SeaverSA@pepperdine.edu.

Obtain Your Pepperdine I-20

The Form I-20 is the document that you will present at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in order to obtain your F-1 visa. Immediately after receiving your admission notification, please submit a complete set of the required documents listed on the I-20 Checklist so we can quickly process your Form I-20 and you can make arrangements for your visa appointment and interview. The documents should be sent in one email as attached PDFs to admission-oiss@pepperdine.edu

Obtain Your F-1 Visa

All persons who intend to visit the United States (US) temporarily to pursue a full course of study at an academic institution must be classified as an alien in F-1 student-visa status. The Form I-20 is the document you will present to the US Embassy or Consulate abroad when making application for a student visa, and also when making application for admission at the US port of entry.

Course Registration & Tuition Payment

Course Registration

When do I register for courses?

Students will not need to take any action until academic orientation. Pepperdine preregisters students prior to enrollment; however, the schedule is subject to change during academic orientation.

Advanced credits by exam may not be posted on student's Degree Audit Report (DAR) until after academic orientation. Students should notify their academic adviser of any anticipated college credit by the add/drop deadline.

How do I register?

In your academic orientation program you will learn how to register for future sessions. Students will receive a registration date and will be able to register via WaveNet.

Tuition Payment

When do I pay my tuition and other fees?

Students will not need to submit payment for tuition and fees prior to arrival as all charges may not have posted to the student account.

 For detailed information about payment options and due dates, please contact Student Accounts directly at (310) 506-8000 or by email at SeaverSA@pepperdine.edu.

How do I pay?

Payment Methods Accepted: Check, eCheck (Electronic Check-Fastest and preferred method of payment), Money Order, or Wire Transfer. Please note: We do not accept credit cards. Please also note that Checks, eChecks, and Money Orders require a US Bank and US Dollars.

For detailed information about payment options and due dates, please contact Student Accounts directly at (310) 506-8000 or by email at SeaverSA@pepperdine.edu.

Required Orientation

Register for New Student Orientation

All new students are required to attend New Student Orientation. New Student Orientation (NSO) is a program intentionally designed for incoming students and their parents. The program will include information on academics, student activities, student services, living on campus, international programs, and much more. Please be sure to complete online Registration by December 1, 2016.

Required International Student Orientation

All international students are required by law to attend the International Student Orientation. Attendance will be taken at each session during the week (refer to the NSO website for times/location). Failure to attend the International Student Orientation sessions will result in a Registration Hold placed on your account. If you miss any of the sessions or leave early, you will be required to successfully pass a make-up exam.

What documents to bring with you?

  • Copy of your passport, including dependents

  • Copy of your F-1 visa, including dependents

  • Copy of I-94, including dependents

  • SEVIS Contract  completed and signed

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