SPP Registration

Registration Dates and Hours for the Fall 2017 Semester

Second-Year Students:
Start: Monday, July 31, 2017 @ 9:00 a.m. PST
Add/Drop Deadline: Friday, September 8, 2017 @ 11:59 p.m. PST

First-Year Students:
Start: Monday, August 14, 2017 @ 9:00 a.m. PST
Add/Drop Deadline: Friday, September 8, 2017 @ 11:59 p.m. PST

System Hours M-F: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
System Hours Sat: 9 a.m. to 12 midnight
System Hours Sun: 3 p.m. to 12 midnight Monday

*Students who register prior to their registration date as noted above will be dropped from the selected schedule.

Step 1:

All students are required to register in the following course:

    • MPP 608 Professional Development

First-year students are required to take at least one section of each of the following courses:

    • MPP 600 The Roots of American Order: What is Public Policy?
    • MPP 602 Applied Economics Analysis of Public Policy I - Please refer to Office of Admission communication for microeconomics.
    • MPP 603 Applied Research Methods in Public Policy
    • MPP 604 Political, Organizational, and Strategic Aspects of Public Policy

The schedule is in Acrobat PDF format. If you do not have Acrobat Reader, please download it from the Adobe site.


Step 2: Register for Classes Via Web

  1. Launch your computer's Internet browser.
  2. Enter the following URL: https://wavenet.pepperdine.edu/.
  3. Enter your Pepperdine network ID and password and single click Sign In.
  4. Click on the "Student Center" under "Student Services."
  5. Under the "Academics" heading, click the "Enroll" link.
  6. Select term and then click "Continue" (new students will go to first term of enrollment).
  7. Enter the appropriate class number(s) from the Class Schedule in the space provided and then click "Enter," or Search for Class by entering the class search criteria and then clicking "Search" followed by "Select Class" of the class you wish to add.
  8. On the Enrollment Preferences screen, click "Next" to confirm and add the class to your enrollment cart.
  9. Click "Proceed to Step 2 of 3" to confirm class selections.
  10. Click "Finish Enrolling" to register for the classes in your enrollment cart.

By registering for a course, the student agrees by the policies and procedures outlined in the academic catalog. A professor has the option to drop any student who does not attend the first class session. Students are responsible for verifying that they are on the roster of the classes attending.


Students may add or drop courses via the web during the add/drop period through Friday, September 8, 2017.


Books may be purchased on-line at eFollett Bookstore or in the bookstore located on the Drescher Campus.

Eligibility to Register

Students are eligible to register if they are academically and financially in good standing. Students who have not submitted official transcripts will be unable to register until the transcripts are received by the Office of Admission. Note: One a student registers, they have officially enrolled and are committed to attend class(es). Students with holds due to financial obligations should contact the Office of Student Accounts 310.506.4981 prior to registration. Students will holds due to missing documents should contact Kirsten Vassie at 310.506.7493.

Financial Responsibility Agreement

In order to register for the upcoming term, students will need to electronically sign a Financial Responsibility Agreement. An item will be added to each students "To Do List," and a related registration hold applied to the student's record. To remove this hold, students should electronically sign this agreement by logging into WaveNet, go to "Student Center," then to "To Do List" located on the right side of the "Student Center."


For immediate information, please contact Mary Jo Hardman at 310.506.7395.

Wait List Procedure

Students who are wait listed for courses should attend the first class session if a time conflict with enrolled courses does not exist.  If someone drops the class, then the first person on the wait list will be contacted. If the first person on the wait list still wants in the class, they drop the class they plan to replace it with and email Sheryl Covey when completed. They will then be added to the wait listed class. This process continues daily and as spaces become available until the last day of add/drop. A professor may, at his/her discretion, choose to add a student to a particular class outside of usual wait list procedures. In this case, the professor must submit an email providing details and student name or sign an add/drop form which the wait listed student will submit to the Office of the Dean.

Wish List

Students interested in using a wish list for registration should review the Use the Wish List! and Plan your Schedule Shopping Cart links on the Information Technology website.