International Student Checklist

Congratulations on your acceptance to Lasell University!  We know this is an exciting time of year and you should be proud of your accomplishments. 

You have been selected from a competitive group of applicants and we know you will benefit from a Lasell Degree. Below is a checklist of all the things that you need to do next. 

    • Enrollment Deposit
      Now that you are ready to experience every day at Lasell University, you need to submit your enrollment deposit to reserve your space in the program.

    • Secure your F-1 Student Visa
      Get your F-1 student visa at a US embassy. 

    • Graduate Student Orientation
      The Graduate and Professional Studies New Student Orientation is held at the beginning of the fall and spring sessions. This is an opportunity to learn about the variety of resources and services available to help graduate students make well-informed and appropriate academic and administrative plans. Additionally, students will meet and hear from Academic Department Chairs, faculty, administrative staff, and other graduate students. New international students must attend.

    • International Student Orientation
      International Student Orientation is held on the same day as graduate student orientation, an invitation to follow. International Student Orientation is mandatory for all international students. 

    • New Graduate Student To-Do List
      New students are encouraged to complete various tasks before the start of classes, making campus access and course workflow easier to manage. The New Graduate Student To-Do List provides detailed instructions for various administrative tasks such as setting up your email account, ordering your textbooks, completing the Graduate Online Orientation, and more.

    • Secure Housing Prior to Arrival
      Graduate students must secure their own housing. Lasell offers on-campus living accommodations for graduate students. If you are interested in living on-campus, you may apply for on-campus housing. For a list of off-campus housing resources, please email Thomas Morgan, Coordinator of Off-Campus Living & Commuter Student Services, at

    • Submit Health forms
      Graduate students must submit health forms to the Health Center. 

    • Register for Classes
      Graduate students use the Lasell University GPS Registration & Billing System to enroll in classes. To prepare for registration, course requirements and detailed course descriptions for the Graduate Programs can be found in the Lasell University Academic Catalog. The Course Offerings for graduate students can be found under Academics on the left-hand side of MyLasell portal.

      For assistance selecting your courses or registering, contact your Graduate
      Enrollment Counselor, at 617.243.2400 or by email,

      As an F-1 visa holder, graduate international students are required to be registered for 9 credits during the fall and spring semesters.  Any student who starts in the summer must also register for a total of 9 credits during their first summer term. Only 3 credits of the required 9 credits can be taken through an online course.  The other 6 credits must be taken in hybrid form.
    • Begin Your Studies
      See the academic calendar for session start dates. Attendance in class is very important and failure to attend classes could result in poor grades.

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