Application Instructions

We are excited to partner with you in your passionate pursuit of Jesus, whether you join us here in Kansas City as a student or intern, or online from your own city. There are three ways to receive training. Choose an application below to start your journey.

1. Submit the online application form accessible through the links above. Payment of the $50 non-refundable application fee is a required step in submitting this form. You may only pay the fee with a credit card if you submit your application online.

2. You will be asked to submit a high school/secondary school diploma/transcripts or official GED certificate. 


If you have any questions about your application process, please call or email us.

Phone: (816) 763-0200 x.7150

International applicants
Please visit our international admissions page or email

Frequently asked questions

  • The application will take approximately one hour to complete.

      • A major portion of your application is your written personal testimony. 
      • You will be asked to submit a high school/secondary school diploma/transcripts or official GED certificate. This requirement does not apply to Simeon Company applicants.
      • Recent photo of yourself
      • Pastoral Recommendation
      • Personal Recommendation
      • Spousal Consent (if married and spouse not attending)
      • For Internationals Only: Affidavit of Support and Copy of Passport
  • IHOPU Admissions is not responsible for initiating correspondence with the spouse or reference or ensuring that the responsible party completes the consent or recommendation form. If completing the application online, a link will be sent to the email addresses you give for your references.

      • Your personal testimony should be 400–500 words and include the following:
        1. A summary of your personal journey in Christ.
        2. Any past or present life-controlling issues, whether mental, emotional, or relational.
        3. Your goals for the future, including your life vision and ministry plans.
        4. Expectations for your time at IHOPU and a summary of what you hope to learn at IHOPU.
  • Payment of the $50 non-refundable application fee is required. If you apply online, the application fee is payable by credit card only.

  • Click one of the two buttons above to apply today.

  • Review decisions will not be made until we receive every component of your application. We will contact you to let you know we have received your application and to arrange a phone interview.

    We will generally notify you of your acceptance or denial within thirty days of when your application is complete. Applicants are not accepted to any IHOPU program until they have received an official notification of acceptance from the IHOPU Admissions office.

  • IHOPU student housing is recommended for all incoming IHOPU students, please see Student Housing for more information on living on-campus. Students may choose to live off campus.

  • An application can be submitted and accepted to a program, but enrollment will be provisional until a diploma/GED is submitted. Proof of Secondary/High School graduation must be provided prior to the start of the program.

  • IHOPU programs can be rigorous. For domestic students, our schools still allow for motivated students to hold a flexible part-time job. We recommend working no more than 20 hours a week.

  • Students are responsible to find their own transportation whether they are living on- or off-campus. We ask that students with vehicles offer rides to their classmates, and that students without vehicles be prepared to offer gas money to those giving them rides.

  • A computer/laptop is necessary for classwork. The majority of communication from IHOPU administration and faculty will also be done online. There are limited computers available for use in the IHOPU Campus Library.

    Most students do not need a printer. Students are able to print on-campus printers for a small fee in the IHOPU Campus Library.

  • Yes! Besides classes, spending time in the prayer room is part of the curriculum for our schools and internships. Students on Nightwatch may have a different schedule.

  • IHOPU students are invited to consider a season of consecration by setting their hearts to commit to an undistracted season to the Lord.

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Take a Gap Year to Pursue God.

Prioritize time to lay biblical and spiritual foundations that shape how you think, live, and relate with others. It is vital to take a season to set the groundwork for education, career, marriage, parenting, and all God has for you!