Applying for Admission

To apply, first complete the Application for Admission in your Student Portal.

Successfully completing IIRP courses prior to applying for admission may allow us to waive some of the admission requirements below.

You must have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or better, or the equivalent for international applicants.

After completing the application, submit the following documents (within 60 days or you may need to reapply):

Transfer credits: Due to the specialized nature of the Institute’s programs, transfer credits will not be accepted, with the exception of IIRP coursework offered as ORLA 5340 and taught by IIRP faculty at the Summer Principals Academy 2016, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York.

Deadline to enroll: Admitted students must enroll within the academic year for which they have been admitted.

Submissions should be sent to the IIRP via:

  • Postal service to:
    IIRP, PO Box 229, Bethlehem, PA 18016 USA
  • FedEx, UPS or other courier to:
    IIRP, 531 Main St., 1st Floor, Bethlehem, PA 18018 USA

Each applicant is given personal consideration

Strong candidates who lack some part of these requirements may request an application review by the Admissions Committee. The Committee is the agency to hear any requests for special consideration for admission.

International students

An international student is defined as anyone who is not a U.S. citizen or a U.S. permanent resident.

You may take up to four courses before applying for admission.

You may not have to travel to the United States. The IIRP and its affiliates offer symposia and professional development events in locations around the world which may be applied, in conjunction with online coursework, toward the completion of a graduate/postgraduate certificate or master’s degree, without coming to the IIRP campus in Pennsylvania, USA.

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