Looking for a course? Consult our page on searching current course information on LOIS to learn how to search (and register) for courses. For our  registration and add/drop/withdrawal forms, please see our forms page.

Interested in auditing a course or curious about our registration policies? Please see the menu items below. 

  • Auditing Policy

    You may not audit a course for which you intend to receive academic credit. The decision to take a course for audit or credit is determined at the time of registration and cannot be changed after initial registration.

    Although no credit is earned for a class taken as an audit, full tuition is charged for the course. A grade of “AUD” will appear on the transcript for any course taken on an audit basis.

  • Graduate Course Waiver

    You may be able to waive the course requirement for content you’ve covered in your previous studies. You’ll then make up the credits with an elective of your choice. Contact your assistant director to initiate the process as well as to obtain a course waiver form (also available from the Registrar).

  • January Term and Summer Session

    Courses taken during the January Term are considered part of the Spring Semester and are open to all College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students who have completed the prerequisites. The credits for these courses go toward the total maximum allotment of 18 credits per semester. If a student is enrolled full-time for the Spring Semester and does not exceed a total of 18 credits for the spring, then there is no additional charge to take a January Term course

    Summer courses are not included in tuition for the academic year.

  • Reactivating Your Program

    If you’ve been away from Lesley for a year or more, you’ll need to complete a Student Program Reactivation. Contact your academic advisor for assistance.

  • Rejected Registrations

    If a registration is rejected for any reason (outstanding financial obligations, lack of payment, etc.) notification is mailed to the student. The student may not attend class until the Student Accounts Office has cleared the account and she/he is officially registered.

  • Retaking a Course

    You may retake a course to improve your GPA. While the grade of the first course will appear on your transcript, only the second grade will be counted toward the number of credits completed and will be used in computing the cumulative average. Students who retake a course are required to re-register and pay for the course.

  • Retroactive Registrations

    Lesley University policy does not permit retroactive registration. For on-campus courses, students must register prior to the second class meeting. Students registering for intensive courses (six or fewer class meetings) must do so before the course begins. Off-campus students should consult their site coordinators for registration deadlines.