Applying as an International Transfer Student
Pepperdine considers an international student to be any individual that does not have United States Citizenship or a Permanent Resident Visa. However, the International Admissions Committee also evaluates undergraduate applications from US Citizens attending school outside of the United States.
Transfer applicants are high school graduates who have taken any college units before or after graduating high school. Students who have not graduated from high school or who have graduated from high school without completing any college course work should apply as an international first-year student.
When to Apply
Spring Term (January Intake)
Application deadline: October 1
Decisions sent: November 15
Enrollment deadline: December 1
Fall Term (August Intake)
Application deadline: February 15
Decisions sent: April 1
Enrollment deadline: June 1
How to Apply
We strongly encourage students to use their name as it appears on their passport when submitting their application, documents, and registering for standardized tests to ensure all items are appropriately matched to the student's record. Please avoid using nicknames or abbreviated names. Applying to Pepperdine is a multistep process, so be sure to review the process and requirements sections below.
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.