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How to Apply

Apply to this Transition Specialist Certificate program.

If you are an international student, you'll have additional application requirements. Get the International Student application guide for this program here.

 

Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines

Apply by June 1 for Fall admission.

Prerequisites

Prerequisites

Check your program page for prerequisites.

Our graduate programs require that you have an undergraduate degree. Some programs have other prerequisite requirements, such as coursework, certification or license, or master’s degree in a specific field.

Application Form

Application Form

Apply online for this Transition Specialist Certificate program.

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

Apply now for Fall.

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

Have each institution where you earned an undergraduate or graduate degree send us your official transcript.

If your transcript is not in English, provide a notarized translation of it.

If you’re enrolled in a degree program when you apply, submit your transcript of the courses you’ve taken to date. Submit your final official transcript once you’ve completed the degree program.

Your transcripts need to be:

  • Conferred by regionally accredited colleges or universities
  • Original documents bearing the official institutional stamp
  • Received by Graduate Admissions Services in envelopes sealed by the sending institution, or sent electronically directly from the institution

Send transcripts to:

appstatus@lesley.edu or

Lesley University
Graduate Admissions Services
29 Everett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

2 Letters of Recommendation

Include 2 recent recommendations from those you’ve worked with closely in an academic or professional setting.

  • At least one of your recommendations should come from a present or former supervisor.

  • If you’re in school, or are a recent graduate, one recommendation should come from a professor.

  • We don’t accept recommendations written by friends or family, or that were written more 2 years before your application date.

Within your online application form, include the names and emails of the people writing your letters of recommendation. They'll receive an email from you with an electronic recommendation form, and they can upload a letter if they choose.

Teaching Licenses

If the program you’re applying to requires an initial teaching license as a prerequisite, you’ll need to submit a copy of the licenses or certifications you hold.

Written 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 250–500 word personal statement.

Describe why you want to pursue this graduate certificate program and how it is relevant to your professional goals.

Current Résumé

Show relevant work, volunteer, or academic experience on your résumé.

Interview

Interview

This program requires an interview with one or more faculty members, once your application file is complete and ready for review. The interview may be conducted here on the Lesley campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, by phone, or by Skype. The program department will contact you to schedule the interview.

Contact Admissions

Contact Admissions