Application & Deadlines

Each year, the USC Leadership in Enrollment Management online certificate program creates a cadre of professionals who will gain from the program and from each other. Participants master the program content, interact with our expert faculty, and share their experiences, ideas, and perspectives. With this in mind, the application process is designed to share your thinking related to the field, your career objectives, and personal development.

Application for Higher Education Professionals
Application for K-12 Professionals


Leadership in Enrollment Management is 30 weeks in length, with three 10-week sessions over the span of an academic year.

For the 2018-19 academic year, the schedule will be:

  • Session 1: October 1-December 14, 2018 (Thanksgiving break: November 19-23)
  • Session 2: January 7-March 15, 2019
  • Session 3: March 18-May 24, 2019

For the 2017-18 academic year, the schedule is:

  • Session 1: October 2-December 15, 2017 (Thanksgiving break: November 20-24)
  • Session 2: January 8-March 16, 2018
  • Session 3: March 19-May 25, 2018

Application for Higher Education Professionals

Applications for the 2018-19 year are now being accepted on a rolling basis for higher education professionals. The deadline for higher education applicants is September 1.

Apply here now: USC LEM Higher Ed Application

The application consists of four parts:

  1. Basic information;
  2. Two personal statements (500 words or less);
  3. Your resume/curriculum vitae (CV); and
  4. Letter of recommendation from a professional reference.

The prompts for the two personal statements are:

  1. In 500 words or less, describe your career objectives, what motivates you in the field, and in what areas you want to develop professionally.
  2. In 250 words or less, describe how your background and experiences may lend unique and supportive commentary to our discussions. You may wish to include an example of collaboration or mentorship that demonstrates your potential for learning and contribution in this regard.

You may choose to submit your personal statements, CV, and letter of recommendation via email as attachments if you prefer.

Generally, higher education participants will be notified of admission status within 3 weeks of the receipt of the application.

We have partnered with NAGAP, the Association for graduate enrollment management and are delighted to be able to offer a limited number of $1,000 discounts for NAGAP members of good standing.


Application for K-12 Professionals

Applications for the 2018-19 year are now being accepted. There are two deadlines for K-12/independent school applicants:

  1. May 1
  2. August 1

We will notify applicants who submit by May 1 of admission decisions by May 15, and who submit by August 1 by August 15.

Apply here now: USC LEM K-12 Application

The application consists of four parts: 1) basic information, 2) three personal statements (500 words or less), 3) your resume/curriculum vitae (CV), as well as 4) a letter of recommendation from a professional reference.

The prompts for the three personal statements are:

  1. In 500 words or less, describe your career objectives, what motivates you in the field, and in what areas you want to develop professionally.
  2. In 250 words or less, describe how your background and experiences may lend unique and supportive commentary to our discussions. You may wish to include an example of collaboration or mentorship that demonstrates your potential for learning and contribution in this regard.
  3. In 250 words or less, why are you, as a leader, inclined to examine strategies in contexts that may be very different from your own?

You may choose to submit your personal statements, CV, and letter of recommendation via email as attachments if you prefer.

Scholarships of $5,000 are available from The Enrollment Management Association. Independent school professionals who are current Association members for at least two (2) years are eligible to apply to this scholarship after receiving admission into the USC program

Please see our Tuition and Financial Support page for more details on the scholarship


Tuition

Tuition for the program is $10,000 and is payable by the first day of the course, unless otherwise arranged. A three-part payment plan is available upon request.