Enroll in a program through Lesley University at Bunker Hill Community College
We’re thrilled that you’re joining Lesley University at Bunker Hill Community College. We can’t wait to help you make your dream of earning a bachelor's degree happen. But first, let’s get you set up with everything you need to enroll in our program.
Getting to Class / Preparing for Your First Day
The H-Building is a 10-minute walk from the main Charlestown campus or a 6-minute walk from Sullivan Square Station on the Orange Line.
A shuttle runs continuously between Bunker Hill’s main campus and H-Building. View the shuttle schedule. The shuttle only runs when Bunker Hill classes are in session, so there may be times at the beginning of the semester or in the summer when the shuttle is not running.
Lesley at Bunker Hill students can purchase parking permits for the Bunker Hill campus. The names of registered Lesley at Bunker Hill students will be sent to the Campus Police Office. Get the details on Bunker Hill parking permits and regulations.
Face-to-face classes run on Friday evenings from 5:00–9:00 pm and Saturday mornings from 9:00 am–1:00 pm. Check your schedule in Self-Service for the starting dates of your courses. Attend every class meeting, as there are only 7–8 meetings per course.
Check your Lesley and personal email for communication from your professors regarding the first class meeting. Since courses will only meet for eight weeks, some professors have assignments—such as reading or brief written reflections—that will be due on the first day of class.
Obtaining your ID card and purchasing textbooks
Lesley ID cards may be obtained at the Doble Public Safety Office at 34 Mellen Street, Cambridge, MA. ID cards are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
All textbooks are available at the Lesley University Bookstore in Cambridge, MA at University Hall. Your textbooks can also be delivered to your home or you can order them online to buy or rent on a number of websites. If for any reason purchasing a textbook is a hardship for you, please speak to your advisor and your professor to come up with a solution.
You should purchase your textbook before classes start and no later than the end of the first day of classes.
Academic calendar, school policies, and Add/Drop
- Be sure to review the academic calendar so you’re aware of important dates and deadlines for registration, add/drop, and course terms.
- Learn about your program of study early. If you have questions, check in with your academic advisor.
- Find important information about university-wide policies and procedures, student services, and the history and culture of Lesley.
- If you need to add or drop a course, find the Add/Drop Withdrawal form you need via the Registrar's Office.
- Summa cum laude, magna cum laude, and cum laude are awarded to students who complete a minimum of 45 credits of Lesley coursework, earn the required GPA, and fall into the top percentile of the graduating class. Contact the Lynx Solution Center to make an inquiry with the Academic Records Office about your eligibility.
Lesley Center for Adult Learners Honors Certificate
- Lesley’s Center for the Adult Learner offers a unique honors certificate to Lesley students who are taking classes through Lesley’s Center for the Adult Learner or through our off-campus partnerships (ex: Bunker Hill CC, DeMello Center, Urban College). To earn the Honors Certificate, you must earn a GPA of 3.4 or higher. We generate the certificates prior to May conferral, and we distribute them in person at the President’s Reception (the Friday afternoon before graduation) or the LCAL Pizza Party (the Friday evening before graduation). We also mail them out. If you do not receive one by June 1 of the year you graduate, but believe that your GPA makes you eligible, then please speak with your academic advisor.
Delta Mu Delta
- Business Management majors (3rd/4th-year students) with sufficient credits (approximately 24) who are in the top 20% of their class and meet the minimum GPA (3.4 for juniors; 3.6 for seniors) may be invited by the Business Management division to join this international business honors society. There is a fee (about $80) to join, but that fee establishes life-long membership. An induction ceremony is also held in the spring. Please reach out to Ingrid Johnston, Associate Dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, at email@example.com for more information.
Costs and Financial Aid
It’s time to put your finances in order before classes start. You’ll want to get credit for any financial aid you’ve been awarded, so let Lesley's Financial Aid Office know by sending copies of any external awards that you’re eligible to receive. It’s also a good time, after you’ve reviewed your finalized award letter and the projected out-of-pocket expenses, to research payment plans and educational financing options.
Applying for financial aid
If you haven’t yet begun the financial aid process, it’s never too late to apply. We encourage you to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), using the Lesley University Title IV school code 002160.
Paying Your Bills
- The Student Accounts will send notification of tuition bills to your Lesley email address on a monthly basis.
- To view notification, log in to Self-Service.
- You can pay your tuition and fee charges online with an American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or VISA credit card (for a 2.5% convenience fee).
- You may also pay by check and other methods. Learn more about how to pay your bill.
- The Student Accounts will send notification of tuition bills to your Lesley email address on a monthly basis.
The Student Accounts Office also provides refunds if you drop a course by the deadline. The Lesley at Bunker Hill courses run for 8-week terms, and are considered “Off-Campus” courses. Review our refund schedule.
We suggest applying for additional private scholarships, and we're happy to support you with your scholarship application essays. The requirements for these scholarships are not determined by Lesley, they are not guaranteed, and the opportunities and eligibility might change so please be sure to research the scholarship well before you apply. Also, we are providing ideas of scholarships here, but there are many, many more out there. You often have a 10% chance to be awarded a scholarship if you have a strong essay, so plan to apply to many scholarships, not just one. We've compiled a list of suggested scholarships for Psychology Majors, Business Majors, and Early Childhood Studies Majors.
Suggested Private Scholarships for Psychology Majors
- Gallagher Health Careers Scholarship Program. – Deadline: Approx. May
You are only eligible if you have been accepted into a bachelor’s degree program and will be starting your junior or senior year. You must be enrolled as a full-time student and pursuing a career in a health-related field for the two full semesters leading up to your graduation date. Each award is a total of $7,500. The awards are distributed in two parts. The first half is awarded for the Fall semester, the second half is awarded for the Spring semester.
- Education Scholarships from OnlinePsychologyDegrees.com. – Deadline: Rolling
They offer two psychology scholarships, $1,000 each.
- CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program. – Deadline: Rolling
The Undergraduate Scholarship Program is a financial needs-based initiative that can provide tuition assistance up to $18,000 per calendar year for tuition, mandatory fees, and books. Undergraduate students, serving as scholarship recipients with the CIA, attend an accredited college/university on a full-time basis and work during summer breaks at the Agency. Because the CIA invests in scholarship recipients, accepting an offer means continued employment with the Agency for a specified timeframe. You are required to work at the Agency after college graduation for a period equal to 1.5 times the length of the college sponsorship you received from CIA.
- The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest. – Deadline: On the webpage
Articulate with clarity an ethical issue that you have encountered and analyze what it has taught you about ethics and yourself. Write about any specific topic you wish, provided it explores an ethical problem, question, issue, or concern. First Prize – $5,000; Second Prize –$2,500; Third Prize – $1,500, Two Honorable Mentions – $500 each.
Suggested Scholarship for Business Management Majors
- Financial Futures Scholarship. –Deadline: July 31 annually
Available to future and current undergrad students majoring in business, accounting, finance, mathematics, management, and others preparing for a career in the personal finance industry. Applicants will be judged based on outstanding academic achievement and submission of an essay. The scholarship award amount is $1,000.
- FormSwift Scholarship Program – Deadlines: March 15, June 15, Sep. 15, Dec. 15
Create a Business Plan Infographic for a chance to win $1,000 for school.
- After College Business Student Scholarship – Deadline: Approx. September
Open to enrolled students working toward a degree in a field of business. Minimum 3.0 GPA is required, and the amount awarded is $500.
- GreenPal Business Scholarship – Deadline: Approx. October
Scholarship is $2,000 paid equally over (4) semesters. Applicant must have a declared major or minor in the college of Business, Economics, or Finance and a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
- Rapid Formations Entrepreneur Scholarship Programme – Deadline: Approx: August
Up to 20 scholarships of £500 ($750) will be awarded on a competitive basis to candidates who can clearly demonstrate academic excellence and/or entrepreneurial potential. The funding may be used for any purpose related to the advancement of study.
Suggested Scholarship for Early Childhood Studies Majors
- Early Childhood Educators Scholarship – Deadline: Approx. June
Applications are available online on the Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance (MOSFA) website. Before applying, each student must file a FAFSA first. Amount awarded can be up to $4,500 a semester.
- Roothbert Fund Scholarship. – Deadline: Approx February
Roothbert Fund scholarships are open to all in the United States regardless of sex, age, color, nationality, or religious background. While the Fund does not emphasize any particular form of religious practice or worship, it seeks to provide support to persons motivated by spiritual values. Grants are small averaging $2,000 to $3,000 and are meant to be supplementary. Applicants who receive fellowships are eligible to apply for renewals of the same amount if they are continuing their degree the following year.
- The Bright Futures Scholarship Program – Deadline: Approx June
A scholarship to support the field of early childhood education that awards 19 scholarships, for up to $1,000 each. Requirements include: full-time enrollment in an accredited degree program. Demonstrated potential as a teacher of young children under the age of 6 and have a minimum of nine months of experience working with this age group. A consistent display of excellence as a standard in their educational coursework, especially in classes related to education/child development. Candidates must demonstrate achievement in their field-based experiences working directly with young children and their families. A GPA of 3.0 or higher. Minimum of 15 credits completed for an associate degree program, minimum 30 credits completed for bachelor's program or have already been accepted into a master's program at the time of submitting their application.
- Inspire Our Future Scholarship – Deadline: Approx. April
Teacher.org will post a question and entry form for candidates to fill out. The form(s) will be found on all applicable Teacher.org pages. Candidates will answer the question with a response of 500 to 700 words. Teacher.org will pick one winner with the best answer among all entrants. Entrants can only apply to one Teacher.org scholarship and are required to have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. The amount awarded is $500.
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