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Apply as a first-year student, transfer, or adult learner.

Before you can take advantage of our 35+ bachelor's degrees and post-baccalaureate certificates, you need to apply.

Use our handy How to Apply Tool to get your program's specific requirements instantly. (You can also find the requirements on each academic program's web page.)

Get started on your Lesley application today!

How to Apply Tool
Which undergraduate degree are you applying for?
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Where are you on your educational journey?
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Are you applying to an Art & Design program or a Liberal Arts program?
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Includes Business Management, Education, Humanities, Math & Science, Psychology & Applied Therapies, Social Sciences, etc.
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Includes Early Childhood Studies, Liberal Studies, or any of our other undergraduate programs delivered on the Lesley campus
Includes Business Management, Early Childhood Studies, Human Services, Liberal Studies, and Psychology programs delivered at local community colleges and other locations
Includes Business Management, Design for User Experience (UX), Human Services, Liberal Studies, and Psychology programs
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Includes all art & design programs that are delivered on the Lesley campus
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Includes Business Management, Human Services, Liberal Studies, and Psychology programs
Includes BA, BS, and BSW programs that are delivered on the Lesley campus
What type of certificate?
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Includes post-baccalaureate certificates in Graphic Design, Web Design, and User Experience
Includes advanced professional certificates in Animation, Design, and Illustration that are delivered on the Lesley campus
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Transfer Student or Adult Learner?

You might be wondering if you are a transfer student or an adult learner. That depends on the type of learning and experience you have when you come to Lesley University.

Adult learners frequently juggle multiple roles and need a flexible schedule. They have transfer credits from one or more colleges, and as well as college-level learning from work and experience. Sound like you? We can help you receive credit for your prior learning and help you complete your bachelor's degree.

At Lesley, we accept up to 90 credits. So, whether you are a transfer student or adult learner, we'll help you maximize the credits that you bring in from other colleges. Log in to Transferology, add the courses you've taken, and see how they'll transfer here.

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Awarding of Advanced Credit

There are several ways you can earn college-level credit before you start your undergraduate program, shortening the time it takes to earn your degree. At Lesley, we award undergraduate students advanced credit in the following ways.

  • Transfer Credit
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Credit (AP Courses and Equivalencies PDF)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Examination Credit (IB Exam Curriculum Mapping PDF)
  • General Certificate of Education Advanced Level – GCE A-Level (A-Level Course Mapping PDF)
  • College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams
  • American Council on Education Credit (college-level learning from training, professional development, or military experience)
  • Lesley’s Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Process (earn credit for past work and life experience)

Learn more about our policies and procedures for Awarding Advanced Credit.

Contact Undergraduate Admissions