If you are an international student and you want to earn a bachelor's degree in the United States, here's what you need to know about our application process and requirements.
If you are entering college as a first-year undergraduate student soon after finishing high school, or if you wish to transfer here from another school, you can apply to earn your bachelor's degree in one of our programs.
International students have specific application
requirements. We're here to help you
through the process of applying, enrolling in a program, and transitioning to the United States.
Gathering the materials to apply to college takes time. We
recommend you start the application process far in advance.
Once you have submitted an application, you'll receive communication from the undergraduate admissions office about:
If you have been accepted, you'll get an official acceptance email and packet from our undergraduate admissions office with instructions for securing your spot in the undergraduate class.
"The best thing about being an international student at Lesley is the way I have been welcomed into the community, which has helped to make my assimilation into Lesley and U.S. culture a lot easier."—Mark Montgomery, United KingdomCollege of Liberal Arts and Sciences
"[The College of Art and Design] is a great place to be because of the diversity of students and their majors. Also, the location gives students a chance to explore the richness of different cultures and arts in the city.—Umman Tyebjee, IndaCollege of Art and Design
You'll receive communication from our admissions office once we have received your Enrollment Deposit Contract, Residence Application, and financial deposit. We'll send you a link to our online welcome packet that contains forms to complete, orientation dates (mandatory for international students), and we'll also help you begin the process of obtaining an F-1 Student Visa.
All full-time students must submit several health-related forms before starting classes.
Download the health forms.
As an international student, once you arrive, you are required to attend orientation with our International Student Services Office. See when the next orientation is scheduled.
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The Global Guides program matches volunteers with international students to help them get acclimated to
student life at Lesley and to take advantage of Boston's cultural,
recreational, and educational offerings.Contact us to sign up for the program!
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