Academic Advising and Support

We are committed to advising Simmons students using a collaborative and holistic approach. We educate and empower students to plan an academic path which will lead to a successful college experience and lay the foundation for lifelong learning.

Goals of Advising

  • 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

Values of Advising

  • Compassion
  • Support
  • Empowerment
  • Individualization of services
  • Holistic, student-centered approach

Learning Outcomes

As a result of the advising provided by the Office of Academic Advising and Support, 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