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Student Support

The Pepperdine Graziadio Business School offers students a wide range of tutoring services, programs, workshops, and online resources all designed to help students enhance their academic, writing, and communication skills and excel in the classroom.

Early Alert Form

Faculty members can submit the PGBS Early Alert Form to alert the Program Office to any student(s) who is exhibiting signs of major difficulty in your class and may need extra support. Some indications may include:

  • Behavior that is inconsistent with the student's typical performance (e.g., disengagement, suddenly missing multiple assignments/class sessions)
  • Low academic achievement (i.e., unlikely to pass the class)
  • Has revealed information (directly or indirectly) about a personal hardship or crisis
  • Unusual or unexpected classroom behavior that may be interfering with the learning environment

If the concern is urgent in nature and requires an emergency response, please do not use this form. Instead, call 911 or Pepperdine Public Safety (310-506-4441 if in Malibu).

The PGBS Early Alert Form is routed to the Programs Office. The report is not copied to the student being referred.


Wyzant Online Tutoring

Faculty and staff can submit the PGBS Early Alert Form to refer students to receive free online academic writing or content tutoring in subjects such as finance, economics, accounting, statistics, and more. Wyzant tutors are experienced tutors who have been pre-screened to have the appropriate academic/professional credentials.

Exam Proctoring

Malibu Campus
For Malibu campus proctoring options and processes, contact Stan Woo.

Calabasas Campus
For Calabasas campus proctoring options and processes, contact Crystal Cabral.

Irvine Campus
For Irvine campus proctoring options and processes, contact Elvia Perez.

West Los Angeles
For West Los Angeles campus proctoring options and processes, contact Gary Greer.

Academic Support Resources

Student Success
Explore the many additional writing, communication, and academic resources available to students on the Student Success section of the website. This includes writing citation guides, plagiarism avoidance information, presentation templates and technology tutorials, quantitative and excel support, English as a Second Language (ESL) Resources, and much more.

Office of Student Accessibility (OSA)
Accommodating is the process of making adaptations or changes to a structure so that barriers are removed for students with various access needs. OSA at Pepperdine is dedicated to maintaining an environment that guarantees students with disabilities full access to its educational programs, activities, and facilities. Accommodations are designed to level the playing field for students with disabilities, while maintaining the integrity and standards of the University's academic programs.  For more information visit: Faculty Information Regarding Accomodations

LinkedIn Learning

The LinkedIn Online Training Library at Pepperdine University is a professional resource available to all current faculty, staff, and students. It offers more than 13,000 online courses on a wide variety of professional skills, creative skills, and computer software.


All PGBS students are provided with a free, premium Grammarly subscription during their first term as a student. Grammarly is an online grammar and spelling checker that improves written communication by helping users find and correct writing mistakes. It also functions as a plagiarism checker, helps students to identify their tone when writing, and much more. Students will receive an email with a link to activate their free account during approximately the third or fourth week of their first term (after the add-drop period). More information about Grammarly may be found on the Student Success website.

Tech Support

Tech support is available through Tech Central 310-506-HELP (4357) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. IT is also providing live, online group training on Zoom and Courses (Sakai). Take a look at the training schedule.

Pepperdine Libraries

Pepperdine Libraries offer an array of services at our campus locations and online through extensive electronic resources and databases.  Online support is available through the Pepperdine Libraries website, including access to databases and e-journals, interlibrary loan, Harvard Business Review articles, research guides, and synchronous research support with a Librarian.  For more information and additional services, please visit the Pepperdine Libraries website.