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Registration Dates and Hours for the Fall 2019 Semester

Registration Start Date/Time System Hours

Continuing Students

Start: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 @ 9:00 a.m. PST
Add/Drop Deadline: September 6, 2019 @ 11:59 p.m.

First-Year Students
Start: Registration information coming soon
Add/Drop Deadline: September 6, 2019 @ 11:59 p.m.

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

  Fall Term Required Courses: First-Year Students

  • MPP 600 The Roots of American Order: What is Public Policy?
  • MPP 602 Applied Economics Analysis of Public Policy I (Microeconomics) - Office of Admission will register students in this course.
  • MPP 603 Applied Research Methods in Public Policy
  • MPP 604 Political, Organizational, and Strategic Aspects of Public Policy
  • MPP 608 Professional Development

  Fall Term Required Courses: Second-Year Students

  • MPP 608 Professional Development

  Spring Term Required Courses: First-Year Students

  • MPP 601 Ethical Dimensions of Public Policy:  Great Books and Great Ideas
  • MPP 605 Applied Economics of Public Policy II (Macroeconomics)
  • MPP 608 Professional Development

  Spring Term Required Courses: Second-Year Students

  • MPP 607 Policy Seminar (Capstone)
  • MPP 608 Professional Development

Step 1: Select Courses

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

  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.


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: Once 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 with holds due to missing documents should contact 310.506.7493.

Financial Responsibility Agreement

In order to register for the upcoming term, all 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 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 Create a Wish List links on the Information Technology website.