A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required in both the overall GPA and prerequisites. Do not apply unless you have these minimum GPAs. The expectation is that applicants have earned a grade of B or better in each prerequisite course.
The following courses are required prior to application:
- Biology * (one semester)
- Chemistry * (two semesters)
- Exercise Physiology (one semester)
- Human Anatomy * (one semester)
- Human Physiology * (one semester)
- Physics * (two semesters) (can be calculus-based or non-calculus based)
- Psychology (two semesters)
- Statistics (one semester)
* with labs
All courses should be equal to one semester in length. Thus, two quarters may be required to equal one semester
All courses must have been completed within ten years prior to the application deadline. These prerequisite courses must have been graded and may not have been completed on a pass/fail or audited basis. CLEP and AP (Advanced Placement) scores are not accepted in lieu of these courses. Combined courses in Anatomy and Physiology (A/P) are acceptable. Two semesters are required.
Only two prerequisites can be outstanding for application eligibility. For example, if a student is completing two prereqs in the fall semester or two prereqs in the following spring semester or one prereq in the fall and one prereq in the following spring, he/she is eligible to apply. If however, a student is taking more than two prereqs in the fall or spring terms,that person is ineligible to apply. As an illustration, if a student is taking Physics I in fall and Physics II in the following spring semester, he/she may apply. But, if the student also needs to complete exercise physiology, he/she is not eligible to apply.
A maximum of two prereqs may have been retaken once, regardless of grades earned and whether or not the courses were re-taken at the same or different institution. Course titles may differ but if the content is the same, it is considered a repeat. For example, if a student took Chemistry I (Inorganic Chemistry content) and then took a course titled Inorganic Chemistry and repeated Anatomy, that is the limit in order to be able to apply. If this same student also re-took Physiology, he/she would not be able to apply.
Repeated or failed courses should be included in GPA calculations. Students enrolled in quarter or trimester systems may need to complete/submit grades for multiple terms to equate to a semester.
SNHS only considers courses completed at regionally accredited U.S. colleges or universities or at a post-secondary institution abroad that is recognized by the Ministry of Education in the home country.
If you want to know if a particular course will meet our admission requirements, call the Office of Admissions at the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, 617-521-2605. Please provide the name and number of the course,where it was/will be offered and when. We will tell you if it is has been approved. If we need a course syllabus,we will inform you. If we need to review a syllabus, please allow 15 business days for an evaluation. Please do not request a review/approval the day before you register for a course as we will not be able to evaluate it on such short notice.
If we need a syllabus, please complete and submit the required form below. An evaluation of a course cannot be completed until we receive this form.
If a student is admitted and deposits to the program, he/she must submit a final official transcript for all colleges attended no later than May 25 since the DPT program beings in early June.
Since there are six admission offices at Simmons College, to avoid delay, please send any required paper materials to:
SNHS Office of Admission
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
SNHS also accepts electronic transcripts from the following vendors listed below. Please visit their websites to request transcripts. Be certain to select "School of Nursing and Health Sciences". If you select Simmons College, the transcripts will be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admission and we will not receive them.
- E Script Safe
- The National Student Clearinghouse