LEM certificate

Certificate in Leadership in Enrollment Management

This program is designed for emerging and experienced higher education or K-12/ independent school leaders (or campus teams) in admission, financial aid, institutional research, enrollment management and related fields.

More than ever, institutions need flexible, knowledgeable and skilled enrollment leaders. Prepare for the next steps in your career with specialized, profession-specific training. 

Program Overview

The Certificate in Leadership in Enrollment Management (LEM) program, offered by the Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice, will prepare you with the knowledge, skills and tools to lead in the complex admission and enrollment management field. 

Through this program, you will:

  • Learn from nationally-recognized leaders in the field.
  • Remain employed while completing coursework online.
  • Gain extensive content knowledge.
  • Build relationships with a national network of professional colleagues.
  • Prepare a professional portfolio to showcase your work.
  • Have the option to meet in person and meet other enrollment leaders with complimentary registration to the annual CERPP Conference held in Los Angeles in February.


The curriculum content includes proficiencies necessary for success in enrollment management, including leading institutional change, data-informed decision making, setting enrollment goals and targets, marketing and recruitment, serving and graduating underserved students, pricing and aid policy, college selection and admission, organizing for retention, and case studies. As a certificate program, assignments are given credit for completion rather than graded.

Online Learning Experience

The online learning experience includes video content, readings, discussions and activities. You are expected to contribute approximately 5-7 hours working through the content and participating in discussion in the program each week. There are no class sessions that require you to be online at any certain time.

We will offer live sessions from time to time to enhance the program. Your participation in these sessions is optional. These live sessions will be recorded and posted to allow those who are unable to participate during the live session to view the information presented.


Tuition for the program is $8,000 and is payable by the first day of the course unless otherwise arranged. A three-part payment plan is available upon request.


K-12/independent school members of The Enrollment Management Association may apply for $4,000 scholarships. Graduate enrollment applicants who are members of NAGAP may receive a discount of $1,000.

Program Details

Degree Awarded


Estimated Length

7 months



Program Cost



  • Online

Next Deadline

Rolling admission until September 11, 2023

Start Date

September 25, 2023

Class Times


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Program Contact

Emily chung

Emily Chung, EdD

Associate Director, Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice