Graduation is on the horizon. You’re finishing your academic program requirements. You’ve told all your friends. Now it’s time to make it official by taking these important steps. Once you’ve completed these, you’ll be ready for the congratulations and confetti.
You’re eligible for graduation and allowed to participate in commencement activities if:
You have declared your intent to graduate by the appropriate deadline.
You have completed all degree requirements.
You have met all financial obligations to Lesley University.
- Check your unofficial transcript and your "My Progress" screen on Self-Service.
- Review your transcript and progress with your academic advisor.
- If eligible, submit your graduation application on Self-Service.
- On Self-Service, check User Options > Required Agreements and Financial Information > Student Finance > View Billing Activity to check for account holds and make sure your bills are paid.
May graduation candidates: expect to do accelerated coursework during the final semester. All grades, including outstanding incompletes, are due one week before graduation.
Transfer credit, life-experience portfolio credit, and course-waiver procedures are due before the beginning of the final semester before your anticipated graduation.
Lesley offers three conferral periods per academic year:
Graduation Application Deadline
|January 15, 2024||September 15, 2023||December 30, 2023|
|May 18, 2024||January 31, 2024||May 13, 2024 (12 p.m.)|
|September 15, 2024||July 1, 2024||September 9, 2023 (Tentative)|
If you miss the deadline, you won’t be able to apply online and must submit a late filing form. If you apply late for May graduation, your name won’t appear in the commencement program. Please contact the Support Hub to obtain a late filing form.