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International JD Applicants

JD Applicants whose undergraduate degree was earned outside the United States must use the Credential Assembly Service through the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC). All foreign transcripts should be sent directly to LSAC. Please direct admissions questions to the Office of Admissions at lawadmis@pepperdine.edu or at 310.506.4631.

F-1 Student Visa Status

The Office of International Student Services (OISS) assists international students in securing and maintaining their lawful non-immigrant student status in the U.S. Upon admission to the Caruso School of Law, international students will receive the Form I-20 from the OISS office. The I-20 is required to apply for the F-1 student visa from abroad and be lawfully admitted to the U.S. in F-1 status. For those who are already in the U.S., the I-20 is needed to apply for a change of nonimmigrant visa status to F-1, or obtain permission to change schools in the U.S.

For more information on the Form 1-20, F-1 visa, immigration, or any additional related questions, please visit the office of international student services. 


Financial Aid

International students are eligible for merit-based scholarships. Information on JD scholarships can be found here.

In order to be eligible for Federal Loans you must be a U.S. Citizen or an eligible non-citizen. If you do not fall into one of these categories and wish to apply for private loans, you must have a co-signer who is a credit-worthy U.S. citizen. All documents required for Financial Aid should be submitted prior to receiving an admissions decision. The need-based aid deadline is April 1.

Please contact The Office of Financial Assistance at lawfinaid@pepperdine.edu or at 310.506.4633 with any questions.