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Online Students

Simmons College offers a number of online programs, including Nursing@Simmons programs and the SocialWork@Simmons MSW program. If you are not in one of these fully online programs, please visit the students page to find information about obtaining your Simmons ID Card.

If you are a student in one of these fully online programs submit your photo online to obtain your Simmons ID card.

There is no charge for your first Simmons Campus Card but if you need to replace a lost or stolen card, there is a $10 replacement fee.

If you are an online student and have questions about obtaining your ID card, please contact your SocialWork@Simmons or Nursing@Simmons student support representative.


The first step in obtaining your Simmons ID is verify your identification by sending or emailing the Campus Card Office a copy of a government issued photo ID which will be kept on file at Simmons College. Acceptable forms of identification include:

  • Driver's license
  • State ID
  • US or foreign passport
  • Military ID
  • INS I-1551 resident alien card

You can mail a copy of your government issued photo ID to:

Simmons College
Campus Card Office
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

Or you can email your goverment issued photo ID to

Once you have mailed your ID copy to the Campus Card Office then you can submit a photo online to have your ID printed (instructions below).

Submitting a Photo Online

Photo Requirements

In order to have your Simmons ID card printed, you will be requested to electronically submit a color passport-sized photo.

sample headshot image

Please make sure that your photo adheres to the following requirements:

  • Must have a white smooth background - no other people or objects in photo.
  • Must be in color (black and white photos will not be accepted.)
  • Sufficient lighting with no shadows.
  • Must be a full front view of your head and shoulders only with face filling at least 80% of frame.
  • Cropped from just above the top of head to collarbone.
  • Do not retouch or otherwise enhance or soften photo.
  • You must be looking straight at the camera (No side profiles).
  • No hats or sunglasses.
  • This picture is for identification purposes. The picture must clearly identify you as a person.
  • The file must be in jpg or jpeg format. Other formats will not be accepted.
  • File size cannot exceed 2MB.

To assist with making your photo meet the ID card photo requirements, you can use any photo editing software. If you do not have one here are some free on-line photo editing tools which you can use without downloading:

Review and Approval Process

This photo will be your Simmons ID card picture throughout your Simmons College online program. Please keep this in mind when selecting your photo. Photos that do not meet the guidelines set forth above will be rejected. Photo submissions are manually reviewed before any IDs are printed. If your photo cannot be used we will ask you to resubmit your photo.


The Campus Card Office will verify your identification using the copy of your government issued photo ID, which you will have already sent to Simmons prior to requesting your Simmons ID. Please see the "Verification" section above for more details. Upon verification, your Simmons ID card will be printed and sent to your mailing address. Please remember the Campus Card Office must receive a copy of your photo ID before we can issue your Simmons ID.


Campus Card Office
Room P-107
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115


617-521-CARD (2273)


Semester Hours
Mon, Thr, Fri: 9:00am-4:00pm
Tue, Wed: 11:00am-6:00pm
Sat, Sun: CLOSED

Summer/Winter Hours
Mon-Fri: 9:00am-4:00pm
Sat, Sun: CLOSED

*If the office hours present a problem for you, please contact us to make other arrangements.