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Application Information

At the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, we use the Centralized Application System (CAS) online application for admission. 

Before you begin your application, explore the following: 



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BusinessCAS Questions

For additional guidance and answers to common questions about our online application, see our Frequently Asked Questions for Applicants.

International Students

If you are a non-U.S. citizen, please explore our application requirements for international students.

Application Fees

Each of our programs requires an application fee. Current fees are as follows:

$160 for each program of interest 
$60 reduced application fee for U.S. Veterans, Corporate Partners, and the following programs: Online B.S. in Management, MBAJ, FEMBA Pathway, Full-time MBA Pathway, and Joint 5-Year BS/MBA

If you're applying to more than one program, a fee is required for each application.


Tracking Your Application

Use One Email Address

Within 1-2 business days of submitting your application,  you'll receive a system-generated email from donotreply@pepperdine.edu. This email will be sent to the email address listed on your application. Please continue to use only that email address throughout your application process.

Check the Status of Your Application

The email from donotreply@pepperdine.edu will provide instructions on how to create your WaveNet student portal username and password. These credentials provide access to the Applicant Center.

In the Applicant Center, you can check the status of your application and consult your To Do List, which lists the required materials needed to complete your application. 

Tip: You'll use your username and password several times throughout the application cycle, so keep them both in a safe, accessible place. Make sure you create a password you'll remember.

International Applicant Emails

@163.com and @126.com addresses often have difficulty receiving Pepperdine emails. 

Admitted Students

Students admitted to the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School will be able to access an intent form, pay enrollment deposit/fee, access Financial Aid, and much more through their WaveNet student portal credentials. 


Unique Applicants

Not all applicants follow the same path to Pepperdine Graziadio. If any of the following relate to your situation, expand to learn more.

  Applying to Multiple Programs in a Single Term

You may apply to more than one program in a single term at Pepperdine Graziadio. An application fee is required for each separate application you submit. 

If you are admitted to multiple programs, you may only submit an Intent to Enroll and enrollment deposit or fee for one program, since students may only be enrolled in one program at a time at the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School. The exception would be if you're enrolled in an approved joint University or dual-degree program.

Before you submit multiple applications, we encourage you to speak with a recruitment advisor to learn more about each program.

  Withdrawing an Application

To withdraw an application prior to an admission decision, you must submit your request in writing, by email to: PGBS.Admission@pepperdine.edu

If you'd like to be considered for a future term and you have not yet received an admission decision, please follow the same process and submit your request in writing by email.

In either case, make sure you include your full name and CWID #.

  Former Applicants

Our Admissions Office maintains applicant records for 2 years. If you applied within that time frame, but did not enroll, you may request to ‘reactivate' your existing application through the PGBS Admission Office. To reactivate an existing application, please send your current resume to: PGBS.Admission@pepperdine.edu. Once reactivated, you will regain access to your WaveNet student portal. There is no need to start over. To pick up where you left off, explore your To Do List on WaveNet.

Once 2 years have elapsed, you must submit a new application with an application fee. 


  • If you've attended another college or university within the 2 years since you applied to Pepperdine Graziadio, please let us know. We'll need a copy of those transcript(s).
  • If the application we have on file is incomplete, we'll notify you.
  • Once your application file is complete, we'll forward it to our admissions committee for review. 

Veterans who seek admission are required to meet the regular admission requirements but also should contact the Office of the Registrar on the Malibu campus. 

This should be done as early as possible to expedite handling of applicants' VA forms and counseling. 

Many of Pepperdine University's programs are approved for veterans' benefits; however, because assignment and distribution of funds are controlled by the federal Veterans Administration office rather than by the University, Pepperdine University cannot assure that a student will receive veterans' benefits.

Veterans must be admitted to the University before receiving benefits. Admitted Veterans are advised to consult the “Academic Policies” section of this Graziadio Business School catalog under “Information for Veterans.”


  Denied Students - Appeal Information

Denied students who want to be reconsidered for the same program, in the same term, must submit a written request with new academic information. 

New academic information consists of updated test scores or updated course grades that were not available at the time of your application review. 

Please submit your written request and new academic information to: PGBS.Admission@pepperdine.edu 

Your email must be sent by the program's final deadline with a subject line that includes the following: Appeal Request - Student Full Name - CWID #

Students will receive acknowledgment of the appeal request and be notified of the appeal decision within 14 business days of the acknowledgment date.



Senior Recruitment Advisor, Pepperdine Graziadio

Contact an Advisor 

Connect with an advisor for personalized, hands-on help with your application process, including program information and admission requirements.

If you started an application but never submitted it, contact a recruitment advisor

If you already submitted your application, contact the Admission Office at PGBS.admission@pepperdine.edu or via phone at 310-568-5535.

WaveNet Pepperdine

Log in to WaveNet

Already started your application? Log in to the WaveNet Student Portal to continue, check status, or make sure nothing is missing that could delay your progress.

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