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Campus Visits and Webinars

Are you interested in learning more about the IRT? Contact us to find out if an IRT representative will be visiting your campus during the 2015-2016 recruitment season or to sign up for one of our Webinars! For more information about campus or online informational sessions, please contact Kate Slater at

IRT Programs

From early September through mid-November, all participants receive the following support throughout the graduate school application process at no charge, which include:

  • Individualized support and extensive counseling as you choose graduate programs and apply to a renowned consortium of graduate schools across the country
  • Application fee waivers
  • Assistance in fine-tuning statements of purpose, resumes, and writing samples
  • Approximately two months and $1000 saved on completing at least 10 applications
  • Invitation to participate in IRT's annual Recruiters' Weekend, attended by more than 60 academic deans and graduate admissions representatives from consortium institutions

Additionally, the IRT sponsors a summer workshop for 25-30 students who apply to the program during their junior or senior years of college.  Participants engage in a graduate-level curriculum of critical, cultural, and educational theory during an intense four-week program at Phillips Academy in July; students and faculty work together nine hours each day, seven days a week. 

Included in the workshop are lectures, seminar discussions, small group meetings, writing conferences, films, practice teaching sessions and presentations by nationally known educators, scholars, poets and artists.

During the summer workshop, students engage a graduate-level curriculum of critical, cultural and educational theory. Students also prepare for the GRE and work on their statements of purpose. In mid-July, the IRT hosts its annual Recruiters’ Weekend for all students where deans and admissions representatives from consortium institutions are eager to speak with potential candidates about their graduate programs. Summer workshop participants receive a $1,500 stipend, travel expenses (for those traveling by plane or train), and room and board.

Admission for the summer workshop is highly selective. If we are unable to offer you a place in the workshop, you will still be considered automatically for a place in the year-long program.

The 2015 summer workshop will be held from Monday, June 29th through Saturday, July 25th. Students are expected to be in residence every day for the entire duration of the workshop.

The 2015 Annual Consortium Recruiters' Weekend will be held on Friday, July 17th and Saturday, July 18th at Phillips Academy.