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Transitioning to Simmons

Recently, Simmons welcomed our incoming Dix Scholars at one of two summer Orientation sessions. These half-day sessions were designed to give students the opportunity to build friendships with other new Dix Scholars and explore how they can make the most...

Apply for the Fall by July 1st!

The fall 2015 application deadline is July 1st. Don't wait another semester to jump start your education! Click here to learn how to apply. Because we're so close to the deadline, here are some tips from our admission counselors...

Meet Simmons in your area this summer!

Our adult students come to Simmons from a variety of backgrounds. Each summer, your Simmons admission counselors will be visiting prospective students at their colleges and workplaces . Check out our June visit schedule below to see when we'll be...

Visit Simmons This Summer!

Simmons College is excited to announce the dates of our summer admission events for adult undergraduates. Come visit us and learn more about our programs and services, how to apply, financial aid, and why adult women choose Simmons! Click below...

Meet Dix Scholar Jennie Clark!

Earlier this month, Simmons celebrated National Nurses Week by speaking with Jennie Clark. Jennie is a Dix Scholar in the Class of 2016, majoring in nursing and minoring in psychology. Learn more about Jennie's background and her experiences at Simmons...

Sightings is back!

We're excited to announce the return of Sightings, the blog for adult students considering Simmons College. We cover tips for applying, career advice, admission events on and off-campus, academic and student life, and more! The new-and-improved blog is part of...

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from all of us at the Simmons College Office of Undergraduate Admission! The college will be closed from Thursday, December 24th through Sunday, January 4th. We will be working quickly to process any credentials received during this time...

Apply for Nursing by January 1st!

The priority deadline for the Fall 2015 nursing sequences is coming up! Submit your application and all supporting materials by January 1st to be included in the priority review for nursing. The nursing sequences sometimes fill up months before the...

Meet Simmons in your area this winter!

Our adult students come to Simmons from a variety of backgrounds. This winter, your Simmons admission counselors will be visiting prospective students at their colleges and workplaces . Check out our December and January visit schedule below to see when...

Announcing our Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship!

The Office of Undergraduate Admission is excited to announce that we will be offering a Phi Theta Kappa scholarship beginning in 2015. The scholarship is $2000 per year and is available to members of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor...

Have you read the Career Education Center's blog lately?

The Career Education Center (CEC) has one of our favorite blogs on campus (aside from Sightings, of course.) They offer helpful tips on everything from networking to economic trends - literally, you're "one stop shop" for career advice! Last month,...

Application deadline extended to 12/1!

Interested in attending Simmons in the spring? It's not too late! Apply today! Due to increased interest, we have extended the spring application deadline until December 1st. Apply online or contact your admission counselor for more information. Don't forget to...

Apply for the Spring by November 1st!

The spring 2015 application deadline is November 1st. Don't wait another semester to jump start your education! Click here to learn how to apply. Because we're so close to the deadline, here are some tips from our admission counselors on...

It's Even Easier to Bike to Simmons!

Back in May, Sightings covered the many resources available to students who bike to campus. Now, we are excited to announce another great resource for cyclists; Simmons recently installed two self-service bike repair stations on campus! One is located on...

Earn Credit for Life and Work Experience

On Thursday, September 18th, come visit Simmons to learn how to earn up to 24 college credits for your life and work experience. Our Credit for Prior Learning workshop will teach you how your experience can be transferred into college...

Visit Simmons This Fall!

Simmons College is excited to announce the dates of our fall admission events for adult undergraduates. Come visit us and learn more about our programs and services, how to apply, financial aid, and why adult women choose Simmons! Click below...

Adult Student Orientation

Did you know that we provide personalized Orientation for Dix Scholars who are joining the Simmons community? "This is a way for new adult students to connect with admission, meet with an adviser and register for classes, discuss financial aid...

Apply now for 2015!

We are excited to announce that the Spring, Summer, and Fall 2015 applications for admission are now available! Apply online and we'll waive the application fee. Be sure the use the Dix Scholar application, as the questions are tailored to...

Meet Elisa Aigamaua '14!

Sightings recently spoke to Elisa Aigamaua, who graduated earlier this year with a major in Biostatistics and minor in Scientific Computation. She told us about her experience at Simmons and her post-graduation plans! Hillary Fundin and Elisa Aigamaua at graduation....

Apply for the Fall by July 1st!

The fall 2014 application deadline is July 1st. Don't wait another semester to jump start your education! Click here to learn how to apply. Because we're so close to the deadline, here are some tips from our admission counselors on...

Nursing Information Sessions Added for Summer!

Simmons College is pleased to announce that additional Nursing information sessions will be held in July and August! In this session, you'll learn about the classes, clinical experience, the application process, and the different options to complete your BSN. Click...

Experience the New Art & Music Portfolio!

We have exciting news from the Department of Art & Music! The department recently launched a portfolio website "showcasing creative and academic work by students, and the professional achievements of our alums," said Colleen Kiely, Associate Professor of Art. The...

Congratulations to the Class of 2014!

The Simmons College Class of 2014 graduated on Friday, May 9th. Congratulations from all of us at the Dix Scholars Blog! Check out the Commencement Connect page for more coverage. Graduation might seem a long time away, especially if you...

Alumna Profile: Janette Keddy, Nursing

Sightings recently caught up with Janette B. Keddy, a 2012 graduate of our BSN program. Janette is currently a Community Health Nurse at the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Boston. What was your education and career history before coming...

Earn Credit for Life and Work Experience

On Thursday, May 22nd, come visit Simmons to learn how to earn up to 24 college credits for your life and work experience. Our Credit for Prior Learning workshop will teach you how your experience can be transferred into college...

Bike to Simmons!

The 2014 Bay State Bike Week is May 10-18, so there's no better time to learn about biking to the Simmons campus! Bikes are a great way to get around Boston and stay healthy. We know this is important to...

Visit Simmons This Summer!

Simmons College is excited to announce the dates of our May and June admission events for adult undergraduates. Come visit us and learn more about our programs and services, how to apply, financial aid, and why adult women choose Simmons!...

Happy National Student Nurses Day!

Did you know that May 8th is National Student Nurses Day? The day is part of National Nurses Week, which begins on May 6th and runs until May 12th (Florence Nightingale's birthday). The week is sponsored by the American Nurses...

Connect with Simmons in your Area this May!

Our adult students come to Simmons from a variety of backgrounds. Throughout the year, your Simmons admission counselors criss-cross the country to visit prospective students at their colleges and workplaces . Check out our May visit schedule below to see...

Happy Birthday, Dorothea Lynde Dix!

April 4th marked the birth date of Dorothea Lynde Dix, the namesake of the Dix Scholars program here at Simmons. But who was Dorothea Dix? Dix was a social activist in the 19th century. In early life, she was an...

March is National Nutrition Month!

Each March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics sponsors National Nutrition Month. More and more adult students are choosing to study Nutrition at Simmons, so now is a great time to explore your options within the field! Here are...

Connect with Simmons in your Area this April!

Our adult students come to Simmons from a variety of backgrounds. Throughout the year, your Simmons admission counselors criss-cross the country to visit prospective students at their colleges and workplaces . Check out our April visit schedule below to see...

Simmons Alumnae are Tech-Savvy!

Adult students come to us with a variety of backgrounds and levels of experience with technology. We require all students to fulfill the Information Technology and Literacy Competency, or iComps, by the end of their third semester at Simmons. We...

Apply for the Summer by April 1st!

The summer 2014 application deadline is April 1st. Don't wait another semester to jump start your education! Click here to learn how to apply. Because we're so close to the deadline, here are some tips from our admission counselors on...

Your Questions about Nursing-- Answered!

Do you have lots of questions about our nursing options for adult students? You're not alone! We recently launched a new Nursing FAQs page, covering topics like admission criteria, prerequisites, deadlines, and more! Visit simmons.edu/adultbsn to learn the answers to...

Connect with Simmons in your Area!

Our adult students come to Simmons from a variety of backgrounds. Throughout the year, your Simmons admission counselors criss-cross the country to visit prospective students at their colleges and workplaces . Check out our March visit schedule below to see...

Apply now for our 14-month BSN!

We have exciting news to share: Simmons is now offering the option to earn your BSN in just 14 months! If you already have a bachelor's degree, our redesigned accelerated nursing sequence allows you to complete your BSN in less...

Nursing Information Session Added in March

Did you miss our Nursing information sessions this winter? Simmons College is pleased to announce that an additional Nursing information session will be held in March! In this session, you'll learn about the classes, clinical experience, the application process, and...

Learn about our Math Competency Requirement!

Many adult students ask us about the Math Competency requirement at Simmons. This graduation requirement must be completed within your first year at Simmons, and before registering for the Chemistry prerequisites if you are a Nursing major. There are many...

Connect with Simmons in your Area!

Our adult students come to Simmons from a variety of backgrounds. Throughout the year, your Simmons admission counselors criss-cross the country to visit prospective students at their colleges and workplaces . Check out our February visit schedule below to see...

Learn More about Nursing this Weekend!

Simmons College will be holding two Nursing information sessions over the long weekend! In these sessions, you'll learn about the classes, clinical experience, the application process, and the different options to complete your BSN. The session will conclude with a...

Visit Simmons This Spring!

Simmons College is excited to announce the dates of our spring 2014 admission events for adult undergraduates. Come visit us and learn more about our programs and services, how to apply, financial aid, and why adult women choose Simmons! Click...

Apply for Nursing by January 1st!

The priority review deadline for the Fall 2014 nursing sequences is coming up! Submit your application and all supporting materials by January 1st to be included in the priority review for nursing. The nursing sequences tend to fill up months...

What's a Mode? Psychological and Ethical Development

As a Dix Scholar, you will be taking courses across the breadth of Simmons' offerings. This means that all of our graduates are prepared to enter or continue in the working world, having challenged their intellectual capacities and explored their...

Take your Nursing Prerequisites at Simmons!

We often hear from adult students who are interested in our nursing major, but do not have the prerequisite coursework completed. However, adults can--and often do!--apply without the prerequisites. In fact, we strongly recommend that you apply with the intention...

What's a Mode? Social and Historical Perspectives

As a Dix Scholar, you will be taking courses across the breadth of Simmons' offerings. This means that all of our graduates are prepared to enter or continue in the working world, having challenged their intellectual capacities and explored their...

There's Still Time to Apply for the Spring!

The spring 2014 application deadline has been extended to December 1st. Don't wait another semester to jump start your education! Click here to learn how to apply. Because we're so close to the deadline, here are some tips from our...

Connect with Simmons in your Area!

Our adult students come to Simmons from a variety of backgrounds. Each fall, your Simmons admission counselors criss-cross the country to visit prospective students at their colleges and workplaces . Check out our November visit schedule below to see when...

What's a Mode? Scientific Inquiry

As a Dix Scholar, you will be taking courses across the breadth of Simmons' offerings. This means that all of our graduates are prepared to enter or continue in the working world, having challenged their intellectual capacities and explored their...

Service Learning in the Simmons Social Work Program

Last month, we heard from Shannon Sullivan '15 about the classroom environment in the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program here at Simmons. This week, we'll learn more about the role of service learning in the BSW and Shannon's summary...

Alumni Celebrate Simmons All Month with #Simmtober

Throughout October, the Simmons College alumni community will participate in "Simmtober"-- a month of celebrating and supporting Simmons! You can follow the social media campaign on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. When you graduate from Simmons, you get more than...

Connect with Simmons in your Area!

Our adult students come to Simmons from a variety of backgrounds. Each fall, your Simmons admission counselors criss-cross the country to visit prospective students at their colleges and workplaces . Check out our October visit schedule below to see when...

Simmons Social Work Faculty are "One of a Kind"

Recently, Sightings caught up with Shannon Sullivan '15, a student in the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program at Simmons. This month, Shannon writes about her classes and professors. Next month, we'll hear more from Shannon about service learning opportunities...

Apply to Simmons for 2014!

We are excited to announce that the Spring, Summer, and Fall 2014 applications for admission are now available! Apply online and we'll waive the application fee. Click here to read more about our requirements and deadlines, and don't forget to...

What's a Mode? Quantitative Analysis and Reasoning

As a Dix Scholar, you will be taking courses across the breadth of Simmons' offerings. This means that all of our graduates are prepared to enter or continue in the working world, having challenged their intellectual capacities and explored their...

Earn Credit for Life and Work Experience

On Tuesday, September 10th, come visit Simmons to learn how to earn up to 24 college credits for your life and work experience. Our Credit for Prior Learning workshop will teach you how your experience can be transferred into college...

Gearing Up for the Fall

Although at a humid 80 degrees, it may not feel like fall yet, the Simmons community is busy welcoming our returning and new students to campus for the fall semester! Convocation is held on Wednesday, September 4th, and classes begin...

The Princeton Review Names Simmons One of the Nation's Top Institutions

For the ninth consecutive year, The Princeton Review named Simmons College one of the top institutions for higher education in the nation. Simmons was again featured in the nationally-known education services company's 2014 edition of "Best 378 College" guidebook, which...

What's a Mode? Language, Literature, and Culture

As a Dix Scholar, you will be taking courses across the breadth of Simmons' offerings. This means that all of our graduates are prepared to enter or continue in the working world, having challenged their intellectual capacities and explored their...

Visit Simmons This Fall!

Simmons College is excited to announce the dates of our fall 2013 admission events for adult undergraduates. Come visit us and learn more about our programs and services, how to apply, financial aid, and why adult women choose Simmons! Tuesday,...

Commuting to Simmons

Whether you walk, bike, drive, or take public transportation, it's easy to get to the Simmons campus! Simmons offers discount MBTA passes for students taking the bus, subway or commuter rail to campus. There are also bike racks and a...

Stay Fit with LEAP!

How can an adult student stay fit while balancing school, work, and family commitments? LEAP, or the Lifelong Exercise and Activities Program, provides fitness-related classes, workshops, and other recreational activities, right on the Simmons campus! Recent and upcoming opportunities include...

Keeping up with Simmons on Social Media

We're glad you're following Simmons College through our Adult Students Blog. But did you know there are many other ways to keep up with us on social media? Facebook Twitter YouTube vimeo Foursquare Instagram Tumblr Pinterest More Simmons blogs, including...

What's a Mode? Creative and Performing Arts

As a Dix Scholar, you will be taking courses across the breadth of Simmons' offerings. This means that all of our graduates are prepared to enter or continue in the working world, having challenged their intellectual capacities and explored their...

Nursing Professor Featured on MinorityNurse.com

This week, Professor LaDonna L. Christian was featured on MinorityNurse.com. The website is "the only online resource for today's diversified nursing community." In the interview, Professor Christian discusses her career path, her role as Director of the Dotson Bridge and...

Apply for the Fall by July 1st!

The Fall 2013 application deadline for Dix Scholars is fast approaching, but you still have time to apply to Simmons! Don't forget to get in your application materials by Monday, July 1st. View our requirements here. Admission decisions are typically...

The ABCs of TCEs

A transfer credit evaluation (TCE) will tell you how many of your prior college credits are transferable to Simmons, which all-college graduation requirements you've fulfilled, and which Nursing prerequisites and Nutrition prerequisites you've fulfilled. Your admission counselor will automatically request...

Learn about Nutrition at Simmons!

Many Dix Scholars are interested in studying Nutrition. But did you know that our Nutrition department has 3 different majors to choose from? Nutrition and Food Service Management: This major combines your Nutrition coursework with classes in areas like accounting,...

Congratulations to the Class of 2013!

The Simmons College Class of 2013 graduated last Friday, May 10th. Congratulations from all of us at the Dix Scholars Blog! Check out the Commencement Connect page for more coverage. Graduation might seem a long time away, especially if you...

Earn Credit for Life and Work Experience

On Thursday, May 23rd, come visit Simmons to learn how to earn up to 24 college credits for your life and work experience. Our Credit for Prior Learning workshop will teach you how your experience can be transferred into college...

Who Was Dorothea Lynde Dix?

April 4th marked the birth date of Dorothea Lynde Dix, the namesake of the Dix Scholars program here at Simmons. But who was Dorothea Lynde Dix? Dix was a social activist in the 19th century. In early life, she was...

Apply for the Summer-- There's Still Time!

We are pleased to announce that Simmons has extended our summer application deadline from April 1st to April 15th! Still haven't applied yet? Here are some tips from our admission counselors: Start on gathering your recommendations, transcripts, and test scores...

Gloria Steinem visits Simmons!

One of the benefits of being a Dix Scholar is your access to the vibrant campus life at Simmons College. Last Friday, prominent feminist Gloria Steinem spoke on the Simmons Campus. Take a look at boston.com's live blog, and then...

What can I study as a Dix Scholar?

Nursing is the most popular major for Dix Scholars.   However, it is certainly not the only major open to you!  Here's a list of the most common majors being studied by Dix Scholars.    1. Nursing 2. Psychology 3. Management 4. English 5. Biology 6. Nutrition  ...

Your Questions about Transferring Credit to Simmons Answered!

Many of the questions we receive from Dix Scholars are regarding transfer credit.  We understand that many of our Dix Scholars have taken college coursework elsewhere, and perhaps have already earned a Bachelor's degree.  The good news is that our...

An Interview with current Dix Scholar Laura Duymovic

Laura Duymovic entered Simmons in January 2012 to study management, and she is currently considering the BA to MBA program. What was your educational history prior coming to Simmons? I went to college right out of high school, while working...

Simmons Beyond the Classroom

Here at Simmons, we know there are a number of women working in some aspect of business who seek more opportunity for career growth but lack the all-important first bachelor's degree. We also understand that women in business are...

The Personalized Approach

At Simmons College, we recognize that each adult student brings her own distinct life experiences and personal story. We value your story and we value how you would add to the richness and diversity of the Simmons community. How...

Who is a Dix Scholar?

At Simmons, Dix Scholars comprise about 15% of the undergraduate population and bring with them a range of experiences which contribute significantly to the richness and diversity of the College. Dix Scholars are named for Dorothea Lynde Dix (1802-1887)...

What's New at Simmons?

Dotson Bridge and Mentoring Program Contributes to Nursing Success The Dotson Bridge and Mentoring Program was started in 2008 with a $2 million gift from Phyllis Nickerson Dotson '62, and her husband, George S. Dotson. This year, their additional $2...

An interview with Mary Dutkiewicz

An Interview with Mary Dutkiewicz, Associate Dean of Administration and SOM Academic ProgramsSchool of Management (SOM) Associate Dean Mary Dutkiewicz advises many students in the management, finance, marketing and retail management majors. She also advises students interested in accelerating from...

Turn Your Life Experience Into College Credits

The Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) option for adult undergraduate students reflects how Simmons values the unique knowledge and experiences Dix Scholars contribute to the college community. CPL offers Dix Scholars the opportunity to earn academic credit for college-level learning...

Profile of Dix Scholar Rita Shah '12

 "When I was looking to go back to school, the first college I thought of was Simmons."     - Rita Shah, 44"I became more interested in [my mom's] goal, and I decided to find out more about Simmons."     - Neha...

We SUPPORT You at Simmons

If you're thinking, "How can I possibly do this?" you're not alone. Many successful Dix students and alumnae once felt overwhelmed at the prospect of going back to school, mastering new technology, and finding the time to study and "be...

Profile of Terry Muller

Terry Muller is the Director of the Writing Center and the Credit for Prior Learning program facilitator.  She has worked with adult learners in higher education for the past 15 years and appreciates the challenges women face when they...

"The Simmons Difference" to Career Preparation

"Simmons College can help kick start your career and get you where you want to go...Simmons graduates are well rounded at the end of their four years of study, and they leave campus ready for the world."     - The...

Profile of Career Education Center Director Andrea Wolf

"I am fortunate to be part of a collaborative community that embraces the school's mission to prepare students academically, professionally and for the world of work."     - Andrea Wolf A former Boston Globe "Job Doc" columnist, Career Education Center...

Investing in Your Future

Part I: Simmons Offers a Powerful Return on Your Investment You can afford Simmons. It's true. Contrary to what you might think, attending a top notch private college like Simmons doesn't have to be as expensive as it first...

An interview with Dan Forster, Associate Dean of Student Financial Services

How do I apply for financial aid? Simmons College has a very simple process for applying for financial aid. You only need to complete two forms. The first is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can find...

Taking Learning Beyond the Classroom

Here at Simmons, we know there are a number of women working in some aspect of business who seek more opportunity for career growth but lack the all-important first bachelor's degree. We also understand that women in business are...

Profile of Dix Scholar Sharon Segura '10

Dix Scholar Sharon Segura graduated in May 2010 with a BA in Management and has matriculated into the MBA program. As a BA/MBA student, Sharon took two graduate level courses while pursuing her bachelors.  These classes have helped to accelerate...

What's New at Simmons?

Graduates Find Success amid Tumultuous Economy Approximately 97% of the Class of 2010 was employed or in graduate school within one year of graduation, of which 83% were employed fulltime and 14% part-time.* This year, 97% of the incoming...

Faculty-Student Collaboration at Simmons

Assistant Professor Susan DuffyPh.D.,George Washington University; MS, Johns Hopkins University; BS, Pennsylvania State UniversitySusan Duffy is recognized as a source of thought and initiative in advancing entrepreneurship, developing innovative education programs, and delivering system-wide value in diverse organizations. She...

How can you tell if Simmons is the right school? Visit!

The best way to get a feel for Simmons is to visit our campus. We invite you to attend an Adult Students Information Session or to schedule an individual visit tailored to your interests. During your visit, you'll have...

Looking for a career change? Megan Horr '11 was - and chose Simmons to make it happen.

Name: Megan Elizabeth Horr Age: 28 Entered Simons: I started my nursing prerequisites- the required science courses- at Simmons in January 2010, and then my nursing sequence started in July, 2010 Major: Nursing Month/ Year of Graduation: December 2011 Faculty...

Finding the Right Fit at Simmons!

Returning to college can produce a mix of feelings: excitement, apprehension, nervousness. How will I fit in a class with students much younger than me? Will I be able to connect with professors as an adult student? Will my...

An interview with recent Dix Scholar Peggy Lindquist, '10

Age: 54 Entered Simmons: Fall 2007 Major: Sociology Graduated: May 2010 Faculty Advisor: Professor Valerie Leiter Education prior to Simmons: Bethany College in West Virginia, 1973- 1974 and Katherine Gibbs in Boston, 1975-1976 I was able to transfer in 26...

Which of your previous college credits will transfer toward your Simmons degree?

At Simmons, we are happy to evaluate your transcripts, as we aim to provide you with as much information and support as possible-- during the application process and beyond! Read on to find out how you can request a...

Profile of Dix Scholar Dianne Cullinane

Dianne has been dreaming of returning to school since she graduated from high school in 1981. Three decades later, she is living her dream at Simmons as a Dix Scholar. Age: 47 Entered Simmons: Fall 2007 Major/minor: Major: PsychologyMinor: Studio...

Accelerate Your Education

Congratulations on taking an important first step-- you're exploring academic programs so that you can earn the bachelor's degree you always planned to complete. Please know that we, as your Dix Scholars admission counselors, are here to make the...

The Accelerated Bachelors to Masters Program

This month, we profile 3 unique accelerated bachelors to masters programs:BA to Masters in Business Administration (BA/MBA)BS to Masters in Behavior Analysis (BS/ M.S. or Ed.S)BS to Masters in Social Work (BS/MSW)...

An interview with recent Dix Scholar Karen Mackenzie

View more video from the interview with Karen Mackenzie » After a string of family tragedies, Karen made the decision to move on with her life and to invest in herself. "I had the option," she recalls, "to wallow...

What's New at Simmons?

College Recognition Nationally Recognized for Blending Rigorous Liberal Arts and Professional Preparation Named a "Best College" by U.S.News & World Report, Princeton Review and Forbes.com Our Commitment to Community Service is Clear! Simmons has been named to the President's Higher...

What's New at Simmons? - A lot.

As an adult student, you will be warmly welcomed into the Simmons community. We encourage you to take advantage of ALL the resources and opportunities that Simmons has to offer! Be as involved as you want to be!In this edition...

Professor Susan Duffy talks about the new Entrepreneurship Minor

Watch more video from the interview with Susan Duffy »Read the full transcript of Susan Duffy's responses »One of the Dix Scholars who Professor Duffy has taught and advised is Sharon Segura. Sharon will be graduating this May with a...