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Thanks for your interest in nursing at Simmons and the Dorothea Lynde Dix Scholars program for adult women. On this page, you will find program highlights and requirements for our Dix Scholars.
Typically, admitted students have a college GPA and a science GPA exceeding 3.0, with a pre-requisite GPA exceeding 3.3. Students must earn at least a C+ on prerequisites. We also like to see success in a math course above the level of Algebra II (preferably, at least through PreCalculus) or on the math section of a standardized test.
We are looking for women who can succeed within our nursing program and contribute to the Simmons community. The committee reviews applications holistically, meaning that in addition to your academics, we consider other factors such as your personal statement, recommendations, experiences outside of the classroom, and interview.
If you have not received a bachelor's degree, we require you submit one of the following tests:
The admission committee will review your application to learn not only what you have accomplished, but also who you are. To apply as a Dix Scholar, you need to submit the following information in addition to the application:
All students who are 24 or older, or are applying for a second bachelor's degree, are considered Dix Scholars. Even if you have college coursework, you should not use the transfer application. Please use the Dix Scholars application.
A transfer credit evaluation (TCE) can help you better understand how many of your previously taken credits will transfer into Simmons, which all-college graduation requirements you have already fulfilled, as well as which courses will fulfill Simmons's nursing pre-requisites. The TCE alerts you to prerequisites that you will need to complete by the July 1 prior to your nursing sequence start.
All admitted or waitlisted applicants will receive a transfer credit evaluation by email after acceptance. Please allow several weeks after your acceptance for evaluation.You may also request a preliminary evaluation prior to acceptance by:
Typically the following coursework will be accepted for credit toward graduation: courses taken at an accredited college or university, and courses that carry three credits or more, in which you have earned a C or better. (Note that a grade of C+ or better is required of courses to satisfy the nursing department's prerequisite policy.) You may transfer in up to 80 credits.
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