Leadership in Enrollment Management

The Leadership in Enrollment Management online certificate program has been designed specifically for emerging leaders in the profession. Through this program, you will gain the knowledge, skills, tools, and dispositions necessary to lead in the complex admissions and enrollment management field.

Who should enroll?

The program is designed for emerging and seasoned professionals in admissions, financial aid, institutional research, enrollment management and related fields. Individuals or campus teams who want to gain a leadership and managerial perspective, hone their skills, and learn from like-minded colleagues are particularly well-suited for the program.


Program Highlights

As “Admission to the Profession” in Inside Higher Ed highlighted, there is a growing need for further education and professional development in the field. Our program offers:

  • Nationally-recognized faculty
  • Accessibility online and flexibility
  • Intensive 30-week program over an academic year
  • Emphasis on leading in the field
  • Electronic portfolio to share and showcase your work
  • National network of colleagues
  • Opportunity to meet colleagues in person at a half-day session, as well as complimentary registration to our CERPP annual conference (held in January in Los Angeles)

For Secondary School Professionals: Partnership with The Enrollment Management Association

We are delighted to announce that we have partnered with The Enrollment Management Association (formerly known as SSATB), the leading member and professional development organization for independent school admission professionals, to enable its membership to earn a certificate in our Leadership in Enrollment Management program.

By working together, CERPP and the Association are investing in programs to develop the professional skills and knowledge needed to maintain world-class standards in admission and enrollment management that will lead to the future sustainability of independent schools.

In support of this program, The Enrollment Management Association has committed $50,000 in annual scholarship funds ($5,000 scholarships for up to 10 scholars) for independent school professionals accepted into the program. All scholarship applicants must first apply and confirm acceptance into the USC CERPP Leadership in Enrollment Management program. As well, to qualify for the scholarship, the applicant must be a member of the Association for at least two years and must have a letter of institutional support.

For a look at the experience of the K-12 independent school professionals who have participated in our CERPP Leadership in Enrollment Management program with the Association scholarship, please visit the Association’s CERPP Scholar Blog