Make your dream of finishing your bachelor's degree a reality.
You’re looking for a college that’s a good fit. You want an academic program that inspires you and helps you reach your goals. Also on your list: affordable tuition and a simple credit-transfer process.
You should know about Lesley University. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, we have 35+ undergraduate programs in the arts, education, mental health counseling, business management, and more. We’re one of the most affordable private colleges in New England. And our academic advisors work with you to get credit for the coursework you’ve already completed.
Adult Learner or Transfer Student?
What’s the difference? We know transfer students are adult learners and adult learners may be transfer students. To help you decide which pathway is right for you, think about the type of learning and living experiences you will have when you come to Lesley.
Adult Learning Pathway
You're a good fit for an adult learning pathway if:
- You are juggling multiple roles (parent, caretaker, working professional) and you'll need to fit your course schedule around your life.
- You are living independently of your parents and you're planning to finance your education on your own.
- You have significant transfer credits from one or more colleges along with work and life experience, and you are looking for the most efficient way to a bachelor's degree for work, personal, or professional reasons.
- You will likely enroll in 4 or fewer courses in a semester, and you need maximum flexibility (including online, evening, and weekends).
You might wish to follow the transfer pathway if:
- You are transferring from a 2-year or 4-year school and you're looking for the traditional college campus experience.
- You will be a full-time student and taking 5 courses each semester.
- You have the flexibility to attend classes during the day and for multiple days.
- You might want to live on campus or commute.
- You earned your associate's degree immediately after high school and you want to be engaged in campus life while completing your bachelor's degree.
- You're excited about pursuing internships to determine your future career.
- Do you like the transfer pathway? Apply online for your program using the Transfer Common Application.
Adult Degree Completion Options
Whatever your academic and professional goals, you’ll find a Lesley program that fits. You supply the dedication, and we’ll provide the support to get you there.
Off-Campus Community College Partnerships
Have an associate degree? Earn your Lesley bachelor’s degree through one of our community college partner schools.
Urban College of Boston: Early Childhood Studies (non-licensure)
Apply Now: Application requirements for off-campus programs.
If you want to study on the Lesley campus, enroll in:
- Any of our 35+ undergraduate programs
- Early Childhood Studies, a non-licensure program designed for adult learners
- Liberal Studies, a flexible program where you'll design your own path by choosing focus areas from other majors