Tuition & Fees
With an Exchange Program, you pay your home school's tuition to your home school. However, you'll pay these fees to Lesley University:
- Student Health Insurance Plan, unless you provide proof that you have an approved alternate plan
- Health Service Fee ($400/semester)
- Registration Fee ($40/semester)
- Student Activity Fee ($125/semester)
- New Student Orientation Fee ($125 one-time fee)
Learn more about our undergraduate fees.
In addition to tuition and fees, you'll need to budget for books, supplies, housing, and food.
- Books and Supplies
- Personal Expenses
- Housing ($4,930/semester for on-campus housing, if available. Off-campus housing can be less expensive)
- Meals (approximately $3,200/semester for campus meal plan)
Our International Student Services team will provide you with an Estimate of Expenses reflecting the above. You will need to show that you have the funds to cover these expenses in order to qualify for an F-1 student visa.
How to Apply
- Get a nomination from your home school's international office. Nominations are due by April 15 for the Fall semester, or by October 15 for the Spring semester.
- After we approve your nomination, apply by May 1 for the Fall semester or by November 1 for the Spring semester. Use our online application form. Upload a copy of your official academic transcript translated into English, and a copy of your English language proficiency exam with your application.
We accept TOEFL (minimum score of 80 on the Internet test; CEEB code 3483), IELTS (minimum score of 6.5), and the Cambridge Exam (minimum score of C1 on the Advanced Level).
After we review your complete application, we'll notify you of your acceptance by email. The email will include important information such as:
- Your Lesley University ID number, email address, and how to access your electronic accounts. Activate your accounts and check your Lesley email regularly for updates.
- Getting an F-1 Student Visa.
- Immunization and Health Insurance information. Massachusetts law requires all students to carry health insurance from an insurance company with an office in the United States, and to get immunizations, before coming to campus.
- Application for on-campus housing, if available, and how to pay the $300 housing deposit.
- How to find off-campus housing if there is no on-campus housing available, or if you don't want to live on campus.
- Tips on preparing for arrival, including what to pack.
Registering for Courses
Review course listings in our online academic catalogue or via LOIS. Our Academic Advising Office will contact you over the summer (for the Fall semester) or in December/January (for the Spring semester) to help you register for courses.