Records and Enrollment
The following is a summary of key registration policies. For all applicable policies, consult the current academic catalog.
Eligibility to Register
Students are required to be cleared by the Student Accounts and Admissions Office before registering for classes. Tuition balances for the prior term must be paid in full before a student can register and attend classes for a subsequent term.
Adding or Dropping of Classes
Students may add or drop courses online through their Student Center without penalty during the add/drop period each term. Adding or dropping classes may affect your student account balance and your financial aid eligibility.
Students who withdraw from class(es) after the add/drop period are subject to the tuition refund schedule. Contact the Student Accounts Office for a detailed refund schedule.
Withdrawal from classes
Students who wish to withdraw from all classes for the term or withdraw permanently from the University must notify the Education or Psychology academic advisor in writing. Withdrawals are official only upon timely written notification to the academic advisor. A student who fails to attend classes and does not formally complete the withdrawal process, will be assigned a failing grade for the course(s) and is responsible for tuition and other charges.
A student who withdraws from classes will be subject to the tuition refund policies (see "Financial Information" section of the current catalog.)
Leave of Absence
A student may officially request a leave of absence before registration for a term through written notification to the Education or Psychology academic advisor. Leave of absence requests will be considered only before the student registers for the term; otherwise, it is considered a withdrawal.
Doctoral students who need to take a leave of absence must file a formal petition with the Education or Psychology academic advisor to be reviewed by the Doctoral Concentration Committee. Readmission after a leave of absence is subject to approval by the Doctoral Concentration Committee.
Click here to download a Leave of Absence Request form.
Students who have been continuously absent for two or more terms must file a petition for readmission by completing an Application for Readmission Form and submitting to the Education or Psychology academic advisor. If readmitted, students are required to comply with current program requirements.
Students who have been absent for six terms or more are required to file a new application with the GSEP Admissions Office, pay the regular application fee, and be considered for admission based upon current admission requirements. The readmission applicants will be notified promptly after a decision has been made.
Auditing a Course
Students may audit certain classes with the consent of the instructor, providing space is available. An audited class appears on the student's academic record but no grade is assigned. Degree requirements cannot be met through auditing. Students are not permitted to challenge any course for credit if they have previously audited the course. Students who are not enrolled for other courses will be assessed a fee of $100 per audited course. In some instances, courses may not be audited due to class size or to prevent disruption to the cohesiveness within a group of students. Students who wish to audit a course must complete the Petition to Audit a Course and submit to the the Education or Psychology academic advisor.
For detailed instructions on how to log in to your Student Center and adding/dropping classes, please click here.
Each non-cohort student is assigned a specific date and time block for registration. Please check the Enrollment Dates section located in your Student Center.
Students in cohort programs and dissertation who do not have a registration hold will be automatically registered for classes each term. Students can review their class schedule online in the Student Center.
To simply review class offerings for a specified term, select the green "search for classes" button located on the right-hand side of your Student Center. Be sure to select a term and class subject. NOTE: The class section numbers correspond to the campus locations: section 20 = WLA; section 30 = Encino Grad Campus; section 40 = Irvine Grad Campus; section 60 = Westlake Village Grad Campus.
Contact your Academic Advisor with any questions you might have.
Additional information can be found in the GSEP Academic Catalog.
The Registrar's Office does not automatically mail grade reports.
Current students can obtain their grades online by accessing their Student Center:
- Step 1: From your Student Center, under the "other academic" drop down menu, click "grades", then click "continue".
- Step 2: Click the "change term" icon to select the term you wish to see grades for and click "continue."
NOTE: If you cannot get a complete report, it usually indicates that not all grades have been received and processed. Grades are posted to academic records approximately one week after the term ends.
Current students can obtain official/unofficial transcripts online by accessing their Student Center or by ordering directly from the Pepperdine website.
- Step 1: Go to: https://wavenet.pepperdine.edu and log in with your User ID and Password.
- Step 2: Select the "Student Services" tab on the upper left-hand side of the page, click "Order Transcript/Verification" from the drop-down menu.
- Step 3: Click the "Order Pepperdine Transcript" link.
Enrollment verification can be processed by the University's Offcie of Student Information and Services (Malibu campus) or through Self-Service Enrollment Verification from your Student Center after the student is officially registered. Future enrollment will not be verified. Students must indicate the specific term(s) of enrollment they wish to be verified.
GRADUATION & COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
NOTE: For specific commencement ceremony dates and information, visit the Graduation website.
The Graduate School of Education and Psychology conducts only one commencement ceremony each year that all qualified potential graduates may attend. However, the degree is posted at the end of the term in which all degree requirements are completed. Students are required to submit a Graduation Application in order for their degree to be posted to their academic record.
The term for which you apply to graduate is determined by the term in which you expect to complete your degree requirements:
Fall - Degree requirements completed in December
Spring - Degree requirements completed in April
Summer - Degree requirements completed in July
NOTE: potential graduates will be notified by the GSEP Registration Office when the Graduation Application is available in the WaveNet Student Center. Detailed instructions for completing the online Graduation Application may be found here.
- Masters students will be emailed instructions for completing the Graduation Application at the start of the term in which they are expected to graduate.
- Doctoral students will be given instructions for completing the Graduation Application when the Final Oral Exam is scheduled. To participate in the graduation ceremony, doctoral candidates are required to have held their Final Oral Defense and passed with or without modifications.