To get started on your Simmons SLIS application, choose the link below pertaining to the term and campus for which you would like to enroll.

Please visit our Apply page for a complete list of Children's Literature applications.

Once you have submitted your application, you can check your application status. Please allow at least three business days for received documents to be reflected on your application status page.

Application Checklist

  • Completed online application form
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcript(s) of all undergraduate and graduate-level courses taken, including official transcripts from all study-abroad programs*
  • Current résumé
  • GRE scores (waived for those with a master's degree or with a 3.0 or higher cumulative undergraduate GPA)
  • A non-refundable application fee of $35
  • Interview (strongly recommended). If you choose to have an interview, please call us after your application is complete to schedule this appointment.
*International transcripts must be officially translated and evaluated for educational equivalency.

In addition to the requirements listed above, international students must also submit the following:
  •  An official TOEFL or IELTS score (Simmons TOEFL code is 3761)
  • A Declaration of Finances form, along with original bank statements to demonstrate ability to pay tuition and living expenses while enrolled at Simmons. See our International Applicant page for the form and more details.

Application Deadlines

Fall (September) - March 1
Spring (January) - December 15

The Children's Literature program has a rolling admission policy. Apply early for maximum consideration for admission and financial aid. After the deadline has passed, applications will be accepted on a space-available basis. If you are interested in applying after the deadline, please contact our office at (617) 521-2868 or