When do I file my intent to graduate / submit my graduation application?

Modified on Wed, 12 Jun 2024 at 09:28 PM

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Lesley University offers three degree conferral periods per academic year: September, January, and May. If you're expecting to graduate, you must submit a graduation application on Lesley's Self-Service portal before the deadline for your expected conferral period. 

Graduation Date

Declaration of Intent Filing Deadline

Completion Deadline

September 15, 2024July 1, 2024September 1, 2024
January 15, 2025September 15, 2024December 28, 2024
May 17, 2025January 31, 2025May 12, 2025 (12 p.m.)

To submit a graduation application, log in to Self-Service and follow the following steps:

1. From the Welcome page, select Graduation Overview. You can also access the Graduation Overview from the navigation menu. Select the Academics icon (it looks like a graduation cap), then open the Academics drop-down menu. Press Graduation Overview.



2. The Graduation Application page will load, with a table that displays your program of study, major, and application status. If you're eligible to submit a graduation application for your program, you should find an Apply link for your program in the Application Status column. Select this link.


3. You'll be redirected to a page that asks you to select your graduation term, enter your preferred diploma name (and its phonetic spelling, if you'd like to provide it), and confirm your primary location. You'll also need to indicate whether you will or will not attend Commencement, provide your diploma mailing address, and tell us if you want your name included in the Commencement program.


4. Press Submit.

5. If you've completed the above steps successfully, Self-Service will display a green banner with the message: "Your graduation application has been successfully submitted." It will also confirm the email address to which your confirmation message was sent.


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