As a Lesley student, you’ll find a community of scholars that share your drive, you’ll discover bold ideas that spark your curiosity, and you’ll learn how to turn your passions into a career. Start your application today.
We’re here to help you smooth the way toward a transfer to Lesley.
Bring all your credits.
At Lesley, we have a generous transfer credit policy. We take up to 90 credits, depending on the program you plan to pursue.
If you're wondering if and how your credits will transfer to Lesley University, log in to Transferology and add the courses you've taken to find out. And with our agreements with local community colleges, if you've earned an associate degree that includes the MassTransfer designation, you can transfer in the entire degree.
We're part of the Massachusetts Guarantee program.
For Massachusetts students with an associate degree, transferring to Lesley University is easier and more affordable than ever before. By participating in the Mass Guarantee program, we have expanded in-state transfer options for students graduating from Massachusetts community colleges. Learn more about the Massachusetts Guarantee program.
Contact an admissions counselor.
You’ve worked hard to earn your academic credits. Our admissions counselors provide individualized attention and a written credit evaluation upfront, with your acceptance letter, so you have the information you need to make informed decisions. They’ll also tell you about financial aid specifically for transfer students.
Have a voice and be heard.
Smaller class sizes mean individualized attention. At Lesley, you'll have the resources that come with a larger university along with the tight-knit community feel of a small college. Our 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio means that professors will know you on a first-name basis. You'll develop your voice in a safe and collaborative setting and you'll use that voice often.
Get out there and do something big.
In the classroom and through your required internships, you’ll do meaningful work in art and design, education, human services, and more—all areas for which Lesley University is nationally recognized. And you’ll do all these things right here in Cambridge, Massachusetts, one of the world’s greatest college towns.
A: The quick answer: A lot. But first, we need to evaluate the credits you've already earned and your past work experiences. Then, we'll look at what type of program you're applying to. As a quick rule of thumb, students transferring to the College of Art and Design can generally apply up to 66 credits, leaving 57 credits needed to graduate. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students can bring over up to 90 credits, leaving 30 credits needed to graduate.
Next Steps to Apply
- Choose the undergraduate program that's right for you. We offer 35+ majors, 45+ minors, and options for earning both your bachelor's and master's degrees in one streamlined program.
- Come and experience Lesley firsthand— there are lots of virtual visit opportunities available for transfer students.
- Check out our How to Apply guide for transfer students. It has all the information you need to get your application going.