Admission to the program is competitive, but we are looking for qualities beyond GPAs. We seek students who have shown academic promise, including those who have demonstrated marked improvement over their college careers.

The program is open to students from liberal arts and business backgrounds as well as those in science, technology, engineering, and math. If you think you have the potential to take your place among the next generation of information leaders, you should apply.

The application for admission to i3 for 2011 is available here.

The instructions for submitting letters of recommendation are here.

Applications are due on January 14, 2011.

All application materials will be sent electronically to the i3 admissions team.


In general, the application package will include:

  • Application including essay questions
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate education
  • Two recommendation letters from any of the following groups:
    • university or college faculty
    • university or college administrators
    • university or college staff.
i3 is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation


  • Drexel University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • University of Pittsburgh