LOIS: Searching Current Course Information

For detailed, step-by-step instructions on searching and registering for courses, please see "Registration Instructions" below. For tips on using LOIS to search by specific parameters such as term, discipline, date, and keyword, see "Additional Search Instructions" below.

There is no login necessary to search for courses on LOIS:

  • Go to www.lesley.edu/lois. Click "current course information"
  • To get a list of all the course sections for any semester, choose the term and location only. This is a very general search, and will take some time for the database to complete, so be patient. This returns all sections, regardless of academic level, discipline, subject, etc.
  • The results of your search will be the most up-to-date for your chosen semester.
  • Click on the section name/title to view more details on the course section, including the complete schedule, course description, and faculty contact information, when available. 

Registration Instructions

Please Note: You must complete an Enrollment Agreement on LOIS prior to registering for courses. For more information on the Lesley University Enrollment Agreement, please see the Student Accounts Office bill payment information page.

  • LOIS: Search and Register

    If you do not know the Web Number of your courses, or to register for variable-credit courses, use this option.
    1) Log in to LOIS (lesley.edu/LOIS)
    2) Click on the Students bar.
    3) Select Register for Sections.
    4) Choose Search and register for sections.
    5) Choose the term, the appropriate location (usually "Main Campus"), and the subject from the drop-down menus. The course number and section fields can be used to narrow your search. Click submit.
    6) The course selection screen displays section name, title, meeting info, etc. for sections matching your criteria. To choose sections, click on the corresponding box(es) from the Select Sections column. Click submit.
    7) Variable-credit, audit, pass/fail: Adjust variable-credit classes by entering the desired number in the Credits field. To register for pass/fail or audit, use the Action drop-down for the specific course.
    8) Your choices will be displayed. To complete your registration:
              - First, check for conflicts, etc.
              - Next, choose actions from either the Action for ALL or the Preferred Sections drop-down menus.
              - Finally, if dropping courses from current registrations, click the Drop selection box corresponding to each course
                you're dropping. Click submit.
    9) The system displays the results of your current registration. If any course fails to register, you may add alternative selections by clicking Register for Classes at the bottom of the screen
    10) Review and/or print your schedule: Click My Class Schedule at the bottom of the screen and select the term.

  • LOIS: Express Registration

    Choose Express Registration if you know the five-digit Web Number for your course(s).
    1) Log in to LOIS (lesley.edu/LOIS)
    2) Click on the Students bar.
    3) Select Register for Sections.
    4) Choose Express registration.
    5) Enter the Web Number from the course schedule.
    6) Select the semester from the drop-down menu. Click submit.
    7) Your choices will be displayed. To complete your registration:
              - First, check for conflicts, etc.
              - Next, choose actions from either Action for ALL or the Preferred Sections drop-down menus.
              - Finally, if dropping courses from current registrations, click the Drop selection box corresponding to each course
                you're dropping. Click submit.
    8) The system displays the results of your current registration. If any course fails to register, you may add alternative selections by clicking Register for Classes at the bottom of the screen
    9) Review and/or print your schedule: Click My Class Schedule at the bottom of the screen and select the term.

  • Using the "Shopping Cart" Function

    Using the Shopping Cart:

    To save courses that you'd like to register for later, follow the following directions:

    1. Log in to LOIS, select the "Students" menu, and then click "Register for Sections."
    2. Choose "Search and Register for Sections." Enter search criteria: term, location, discipline, or subject, etc. 
    3. On the Selection Results form, pick the sections you want and click "submit." Do this as many times as you need to find all your courses, and then just log out. LOIS will save your choices. 
    4. When you're ready to register, go to the Students menu and choose "Register From Your 'Shopping Cart.'" 
    5. Complete your registration by choosing from the action drop-down lists and clicking submit.  
  • Other Registration Resources

    You might also like to view our WebReg instructional videos, which demonstrate how to search and register for sections (YouTube link) and explain the express registration process (YouTube link). Or if you prefer, you can also download this written guide on how to register online (PDF).

Additional Search Instructions

Instructions for using LOIS to search by specific parameters such as term, discipline, date, and keyword. 

  • LOIS Search Tips

    Searching by:

    1. term: 16/FA (Fall 2016 Semester)
      discipline: ARTHIST – Art History
      meeting day: Wednesday
      location: MC – Main Campus
      Returns all College of Art and Design Art History courses that meet on Wednesdays in the chosen term
       
    2. term: 16/FA (Fall 2016 Semester)
      subjects: IAHIS – College of Art and Design/Art History
      meeting day: Wednesday
      Returns all College of Art and Design Art History courses that meet on Wednesdays in the chosen term (same as last example)
       
    3. starting on/after date: 09/21/16
      ending by date: 11/31/16
      location: MC – Main Campus
      instructor's last name: smith
      Returns all courses Professor Smith is teaching on the main campus during September, October, and November
       
    4. discipline: CREARTS – Creative Arts
      starting on/after date:  09/21/16
      ending by date:  11/31/16
      meeting day: Friday
      location: MC – Main Campus
      Returns all Creative Arts in Learning courses that meet during September, October, and November, on Friday (and any additional days), on the main campus, including weekend intensive courses that meet on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
       
    5. term: 16/FA1 (Fall 2016 Term 1)
      subjects: EEDUC – SOE Education
      course levels: 600 – Middle Level Masters
      Returns all 8-week/online courses for the chosen term with a subject of EEDUC and course number 6xxx, for example: EEDUC-6134 section 80 (Science Curriculum Designed for Understanding)
       
    6. term: 16/FA (Fall 2016 Semester)
      discipline: EDUCATN – Education
      location: C7 – Belmont Day School (Graduate School of Education Collaborative program)
      Returns for the chosen term all sections of education courses (EEDUC-xxxx) in the Graduate School of Education Collaborative program with Belmont Day School
       
    7. term: leave blank!
      starting on/after date: 9/1/16
      ending by date: 12/31/16
      location: ZZ Distance Learning (online courses)
      Returns all online courses meeting between the two dates.
       
    8. term: 16/FA (Fall 2016 Semester)
      course title keyword(s): pedagogy
      location: MC – Main Campus
      Returns for the chosen term all courses meeting on the main campus that have the word "pedagogy" in the course title. Please note that this is the least reliable search mechanism, because course titles often contain abbreviations.
       
    9. term: 16/FA (Fall 2016 Semester)
      sections meeting after: 16:00 - 4pm
      meeting day: Thursday
      Returns for the chosen term all courses meeting after 4:00 pm on Thursdays. This search will include courses that meet on multiple weekdays, so be careful choosing!

    10. January mini-semester:
      1. Consult our academic calendars for the date range of the January mini-semester (usually begins within 2 business days after New Year's Day and concludes the Sunday after Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
      2. Look for the section of the search page that says "Starting On/After Date" and type in the mini-semester start date; in the "Ending By Date" field, type the mini-semester end date.
      3. You can still narrow your search using disciplines, subjects, locations, etc. This will keep your list to a much narrower grouping.
      4. Finally, when you're looking over the resulting list, be sure the section code on the course you choose begins with "J" (J1, J2, etc.). This will assure that you have a mini-semester course.