FAQ for students intending to graduate from Lesley.
Undergraduate and on-campus graduate students: first check with your academic or program advisor to be sure you will be able to finish your requirements by the deadlines for the conferral period.
Off-campus graduate students whose cohorts expect to graduate: check to be sure that your coursework will be done within the timelines, and that your instructor will post grades within the deadlines for the conferral period.
When you know you will be able to complete your requirements on time, file your declaration of intent to graduate (DIG) on LOIS. At the same time, check your student account balance on LOIS to be sure you will be able to pay your balance in full within a month of the conferral period.
Declaring your intent to graduate will place you in the queue for an academic audit. Once your audit is complete, the Office of the University Registrar will contact you to let you know your status.
We use your Lesley email address to communicate regarding the graduation process, including graduation status announcements. Be sure to find your email on LOIS under "personal profile" when you file your declaration of intent to graduate.
Deadlines are published on the graduating students web page.
The declaration of intent to graduate (DIG) is available at all times. However, each conferral date disappears from the application list after its deadline passes.To obtain a form to file your declaration of intent to graduate after the deadline, contact the Office of the University Registrar. Late submissions are subject to a $250.00 late charge.
All grade submission deadlines are available on the academic calendar.
The degree completion fee covers a portion of the significant administrative expense involved in auditing your record to verify completion of program requirements; publication, design, and printing of the commencement program (which includes every graduate for the academic year); printing and proofing of diplomas; diploma cases; diploma postage and handling expenses; and other assorted administrative tasks.
Visit our graduating students web page for graduation dates. For information on location, time, how to get there, etc., have a look at the Commencement web page.
Answers regarding attire, parking, attendance, arrival times, etc. are available on the Commencement website, or by contacting the Commencement Office directly.
If you are interested in marching with your class at May commencement, and you will not be finished with your program requirements, and you fit within the criteria below, you may be eligible to "march only" at commencement.
Undergraduate students, in order to participate in May
Commencement Exercises, must complete all degree requirements of their programs
and fulfill all financial obligations to the University. Only those students
who have successfully completed all the requirements of their academic program
and (if LUCAD) have passed their senior jury/critiques will receive their
diploma. To participate in Commencement Exercises, students must file Intent to
Graduate Form with the Office of the University Registrar and submit an RSVP to
the Commencement Office. In order to participate in commencement, students must
have 0 credits outstanding. These students as well as students with limited and
special circumstances must petition the Dean of the School for approval to
participate in Commencement with "March Only" status. "March
Only" indicates that the student may march in the Commencement Exercises
but the diploma will not be awarded and the degree will not be conferred until
all academic requirements and financial obligations are met.
If you are interested in this privilege you must file a DIG for the August conferral by the May conferral filing deadline to be eligible for consideration.
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