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New International Undergraduate Students

Welcome to the Pepperdine Family!

Congratulations on Your Admission to Seaver College

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


Important First Step: Use 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 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 for the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters, BOTH the Enrollment Form and the $750 Tuition Prepayment (Deposit) must be received by the appropriate Enrollment Deadline (FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS: May 1, 2023 by 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time; TRANSFER STUDENTS: June 1, 2023 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

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 must present at the U.S. embassy or consulate in order to apply for your F-1 visa. Please consult the instructions available on the embassy or consulate website where you intend to apply and review the interview wait time for the location where you will apply. F-1 visas can be issued up to 120 days in advance of your program start date. Allow sufficient time to obtain your visa by requesting your Form I-20 as soon as possible. To request your Form I-20 complete all the required steps on the International Student Data form. Please refer to the cost of attendance information.

 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 a 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 visit Student Accounts. You may also 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
  • Wire Transfer
  • Flywire

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 visit Student Accounts. You may also 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 the online Registration.

Required International Student Orientation

All international students are required 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 do I need?

Within one week of your program start date, you must submit all of the documents on the Arrival Checklist in order to report your status to the US government.

Arrival Checklist

New Student Checklist

Please be sure to review the action items on the New Student Checklist carefully.

 Contact Information

Quick Contact Information