Meet with an Advisor

Meeting with an Advisor

To schedule an appointment with your academic advisor, please call 617-521-2474 or email advising@simmons.edu

We offer a number of advising options to our entire undergraduate student body — including our PLAN, Dix, Pre-Law Pre-Health, and Athletic student populations, including:

  • Simmons Academic Mentors: The SAMs are a group of upper class student leaders trained by the Professional Advising team to support students with academic success and planning from a peer's perspective. They host events, drop-in advising hours, and strive to support students at all academic levels.
  • The Summit Program: Students who struggle academically and fall out of good academic standing will be invited to participate in this program that is designed to help students get back on track academically and connect to campus support resources.
  • Workshops: We provides several workshops a semester, open to the Simmons community. Workshops consist of topics such as academic success, organizational skill development, self-wellness, study skills, technology, and more.

Please call to set up a time to meet with your advisor at least one business day in advance. Advising appointments are most productive when both the advisor and the student are prepared for the appointment.

Drop-in Advising Hours

Several times a year (including the first days of classes and days leading up to registration) the Office of Undergraduate Advising will have drop-in advising hours. Drop-in advising provides immediate access to academic advisors without making a prior appointment, for brief questions in regards to:

  • Adding or dropping courses
  • Changing course sections
  • Major requirements
  • All-university requirements
  • Taking summer courses

For consultations requiring more in-depth conversations, it is recommended that students make an appointment with their advisors.

Cancelling appointments:

  • If you are unable to keep your appointment for any reason, please call to cancel and/or re-schedule. If you are running late, please call to notify the advising staff. If you are more than 10 minutes late, you may be required to re-schedule your appointment.
  • The academic advisors are involved in many activities at Simmons, in addition to their advising responsibilities. Because of this, you may not be able to meet with your advisor on short notice or receive an immediate email or phone reply. Your advisor will get back to you as soon as possible.
Learning Outcomes and Goals

Learning Outcomes

As a result of the advising provided by the Office of Undergraduate Advising, Simmons students should:

  • Know and understand the all-college requirements
  • Be aware of the programs of study offered by the college
  • Feel comfortable selecting a major at the appropriate time
  • Understand the requirements of their selected major(s)
  • Be empowered to explore co-curricular activities, study abroad programs, graduate studies, research, and career opportunities associated with their degree program

Goals

  • Educate students about majors, academic disciplines and career fields
  • Motivate students to explore their values, interests and skills through targeted course planning
  • Promote self-responsibility and self-advocacy
  • Prepare students for academic success
  • Ensure that students meet all-college and departmental requirements
  • Provide general guidance and referral services