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Waitlist at Pepperdine
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I got waitlisted at Pepperdine and I really wanted to go, what can do to increase my chances of getting in. Also I don’t know if I should write a letter if continued interest. Should I write one or ask the admissions counselor about writing one first.

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@granta year ago [edited]

Yea I was waitlisted this year. I didn’t give them a letter of continued interest or contact them at all and 5 weeks later the accepted me off the waitlist. Seems to me if you have good states and extra curricular’s you stand a good chance

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2 years ago

Although "demonstrated interest" is not a category that Pepperdine cares about on their common data set, you have nothing to lose by writing one. At Pepperdine factors such as "religious affiliation/commitment", "Volunteer work", and "Work Experience" "Talent" and "Personal Character" are things they consider so focus on those areas in your LOCI. They also care whether you have a "HOOK" like being "First Gen" or coming from "BIPOC" background as well.

They don't care if you like Malibu CA or see yourself fitting into school facilities or being happy on campus.

Good luck.

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2 years ago

I recommend writing a letter of continued interest, as it can only increase your odds of admission. Take a look at this CollegeVine article for some tips on how to write your letter. Hope this helps!

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