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Academic Requests


Course Overload Request

The Fully Employed Programs are designed for part-time enrollment, consisting of up to 10 units per trimester. In extenuating circumstances, students may request to take additional units provided there is a compelling reason and supporting documentation may be requested. Students who wish to request enrolling in more than 10 units will need to complete the course overload request form.


FEMBA Pathways Course Waiver

Students who have been accepted into the FEMBA Pathways program are eligible to waive a certain number of units based upon their BSM program GPA. The waiver form is completed before the end of the first trimester in the Pathways program.


FERPA Release Form

Pepperdine University's Student Records Policy, in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) allows students to grant access to their education records to others by completing this form and returning it to your program advisor.


Grade Appeal

The Graziadio School provides a multi-level process by which students may dispute a grade assigned by a course instructor, in the event there are sufficient grounds for doing so. A grade appeal may pertain to either the final course grade or a specific assignment, project, or exam within a course. In either case, students have up to 30 calendar days from the date the grade was assigned to initiate the appeal process.


Leave of Absence

Students may be granted a leave of absence during their course of study. A leave may be taken for up to two consecutive trimesters. If the leave is expected to exceed two consecutive trimesters, students will be withdrawn from the program. Depending on when the student intends to return to the program, completion of the readmission application or the entire admission process will be required. 

Students who wish to request a leave of absence will email their program advisor from their Pepperdine email with the following information - name, CWID, reason for the leave, and anticipated term of return.

For more information about academic requests, please refer to the Academic Catalog.