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How to Apply

Apply for this online bachelor's degree program as an international student.

Transfer Students

Thinking about transferring here?

Log in to Transferology, add the courses you've taken, and see how they'll transfer to Lesley University.

Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines

Online programs begin at various times throughout the year, so the deadlines are on a rolling basis.

We’ll make a decision once we’ve received all of your materials. Email online@lesley.edu for recommended deadlines.

Application Form

Application Form

Apply for an online program.

Create an account and password before you start your application. You can stop and save your application, and return to complete it later.

Submit Documents

Submit Documents

You'll need to submit the following supporting materials.

You can send the documents separately, but we won't be able to make an admissions decision until we've received everything.

Official Transcripts

If you’ve earned fewer than 60 college-level credits, have your high school send us your official high-school transcript. We’ll need original documents. If your transcript is not in English, provide a notarized translation of it.

If you didn't complete high school, but took the GED or HiSet instead, submit an official copy of your test results to show you passed.

However, if you’ve earned 60 or more college-level credits, you don’t need to submit your high school transcript, GED or HiSet test results. Send us your college transcripts.

    High School Transcript, GED, or HiSet

    Your official transcript needs to arrive at our Undergraduate Admissions Office unopened and have:

    • Your date of graduation
    • School's official signature
    • Seal affixed to the envelope

    College Transcripts

    We’ll need an official college transcript from each institution you’ve attended. Transcripts must be from regionally accredited colleges and universities. If your college transcript is not in English, provide a notarized translation of it.

    Have your college’s Registrar’s Office send original documents, in a sealed envelope, to our Undergraduate Admissions Office.

    We also accept electronic transcripts through secure sites such as:

    Course Descriptions

    Submit the descriptions for courses you want to transfer to Lesley University. Have the college(s) you attended send us catalog descriptions for the courses you’d like us to consider for transfer.

    Foreign Academic Credentials Evaluation

    A credential evaluation helps us understand the courses you’ve taken, the grades you’ve earned, or the degree you’ve received from an institution outside the United States.

    Get an independent credential evaluation of your transcripts to determine U.S. equivalency.

    Undergraduate Transfer Students

    You’ll need a course-by-course evaluation for any college or university you attended abroad. Credential evaluations are not required for high school transcripts.

    Evaluation Agencies

    Contact one of these agencies to get your credentials evaluated.


    If you’re submitting a foreign academic credential evaluation, unofficial transcripts are acceptable for your transcript requirement if official transcripts were provided to the evaluation agency.

    English Language Proficiency

    We want you to be successful in your program. If your native language is not English, we require that you provide proof of your English proficiency.

    You can show your proficiency in one of these ways:

    Option 1

    Duolingo English Test

    • We require a minimum score of 105 on this test.

    Option 2

    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

    • Minimum score of 80 on the Internet test.
    • Submit your score. Use Lesley University’s CEEB code: 3483.

    Option 3

    IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

    • A score of 6.5 or higher
    • Contact the center where you took the test. Request that they send your official Test Report Form to Lesley University.

    Option 4

    Official Cambridge English Exam

    • C1 Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English)
    • C2 Proficiency (Certificate of Proficiency in English)

    Option 5

    English as a Second Language (ESL) Program Partnerships

    We have partnered with several language schools to help you meet the English requirement. Complete the curriculum at one of the schools, at the specified level.

    Then, get a letter from the program coordinator or teacher. The letter should explain that your English is proficient for college-level study.

    Here are our partner schools and levels we require:

    Option 6

    English Language Requirement Waiver

    If English is not your native language, but you’ve graduated from a school or program that was taught in English, you may qualify to have the language requirement waived.

    If it’s not noted on your transcript, request a letter from your high school, college, or university stating your language of instruction was English.

    Written Personal Statement

    All of our online programs require that you write a personal statement. Your written personal statement gives us insight into your motivation, purpose in pursuing a degree program, writing skills, and communication style. It’s an important part of our review process.

    Write a 600–900 word (2–3 pages) personal statement.

    Use narrative form and address these questions:

    1. Reflect on your personal and professional history. What forces have influenced your professional growth and contributed to your decision to seek admission to this Lesley University program?

    2. What are your long-term professional goals (new directions, opportunities, interests, skills, professional renewal, or work advancement), and how does this Lesley University program help you to meet them?

    3. Is there other information you think would help the admissions committee understand you better? Examples:

    • Special interests
    • Publications
    • Academic achievements
    • Supervisors' references
    • Unusual career path
    • Awards and/or honors
    • Special accomplishments
    • Leadership abilities

    Submit your written personal statement electronically in one of two ways:

    1. Upload the file as part of your application for admission.
    2. Email it to onlinedocs@lesley.edu.

    Include your full name on the top of the document.

    Application Status

    Application Status

    Activate your online account and review your status.

    We’re so happy you’ve chosen to apply to Lesley University.

    Soon, we'll assign you a Lesley University Online System (LOIS) account. When that happens, you'll be able to review the receipt of your admission application materials and financial aid documents.

    • Activate Account

      Visit the Electronic Account Self-Service Portal.

      You have to complete these 2 steps before you can log into your account.

      1. Click “Change my Password” to change your default password.
      2. Click “Create/Edit Profile” to create a user profile.

      Account Issues

      If you have password problems, visit the Self-Service Portal and choose "Reset my Password.”

      If you have any difficulty using your LOIS account, contact Information Technology at 617.349.8770 or it@lesley.edu.

    • Review Status

      To access your account, click on the "Log In" tab and enter your username and password.

      To view the receipt of your application and financial aid documents and materials:

      1. Log into LOIS.
      2. Click on the Log In tab.
      3. Enter your username and password.
      4. Select the "Students" link.
      5. Select "My Documents" under "Communication.”
      6. View the status of your application materials. "Received" or "waived" means that an individual requirement was completed.

    Contact Admissions

    Contact Admissions