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The priority deadline for the Fall 2015 nursing sequences is coming up!  Submit your application and all supporting materials by January 1st to be included in the priority review for nursing.   The nursing sequences sometimes fill up months before the final application deadline, and applying by the priority deadline will ensure your application is reviewed in the first round.  Click here to learn more about the program, and how to apply.  Because we're so close to the deadline, here are some tips from our admission counselors on how to get everything done:
  • Start gathering transcripts, recommendations, and test scores first, as those take the longest (especially at the end of the semester).
  • If your Fall 2014 transcript will not be available by January 1st, submit your most up-to-date transcripts and your mid-term grades by the deadline.  Then submit your Fall 2014 transcript as soon as it becomes available.
  • Don't rush the essay-- this is your time to show the admission committee who you are!
  • If you're not sure if a document has been received yet, you can log back on to your online application to check!  If you're still not sure, or if you used the paper application, feel free to call or email us.
  • Did you miss the priority deadline?  Apply and submit your materials as soon as possible anyway!  After the priority deadline, we will review applications in the order they are completed.
  • Be in touch with your admission counselor.  We are happy to help you with any questions surrounding the priority review deadline!  

Our adult students come to Simmons from a variety of backgrounds. This winter, your Simmons admission counselors  will be visiting prospective students at their colleges and workplaces . Check out our December and January visit schedule below to see when we'll be in your area. Then come say hello-- we love to meet our applicants on the road!

Date Time Event Location
Monday, Dec. 15 10am-3pm Bunker Hill Community College Nursing/ Health Transfer Fair Gymnasium
Thursday, Jan. 15 2-4pm Mount Auburn Hospital Career Day Cafeteria
The Office of Undergraduate Admission is excited to announce that we will be offering a Phi Theta Kappa scholarship beginning in 2015.  The scholarship is $2000 per year and is available to members of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society for students at two-year colleges.  Interested Phi Theta Kappans should submit official documentation of their membership along with their application for admission.  We will notify recipients of the scholarship in their acceptance letter!   If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to your admission counselor.  We look forward to reviewing your application!
The Career Education Center (CEC) has one of our favorite blogs on campus (aside from Sightings, of course.) They offer helpful tips on everything from networking to economic trends - literally, you're "one stop shop" for career advice!  Last month, CEC Coordinator David Kovacs wrote an article about balancing school and career, which has great tips for adult students. Check out his advice here! Then read more articles at http://www.simmons.edu/cec/about/news/.  The blog is just one way that Simmons supports students in their job search!

Interested in attending Simmons in the spring? It's not too late! Apply today!

Due to increased interest, we have extended the spring application deadline until December 1st. Apply online or contact your admission counselor for more information. 

Don't forget to schedule a personalized visit where you can tour campus, have lunch with a current student or meet with your counselor.  We look forward to reviewing your application!

The spring 2015 application deadline is November 1st. Don't wait another semester to jump start your education!  Click here to learn how to apply.  Because we're so close to the deadline, here are some tips from our admission counselors on how to get everything done:
  • Start gathering transcripts, recommendations, and test scores first, as those take the longest.
  • Don't rush the essay-- this is your time to show the admission committee who you are!
  • Schedule a phone or Skype interview or information session if you are unable to make it to campus on short notice-- just call us at 617-521-2051 or 800-345-8468 to schedule a time.
  • If you're not sure if a document has been received yet, you can log back into your online application to check!  If you're still not sure, feel free to give us a call.
  • Be in touch with us at 617-521-2051 or dix@simmons.edu.  We are happy to help you with any questions surrounding the deadline!  

Back in May, Sightings covered the many resources available to students who bike to campus.  Now, we are excited to announce another great resource for cyclists; Simmons recently installed two self-service bike repair stations on campus! One is located on the academic campus by the Palace Road bike parking area, and the other is part of the new covered bike shelter near Bartol Hall on the residence campus. Bike repair stations are just one of the many ways that Simmons assists commuter students. Read more about our commuter services here!

On Thursday, September 18th, come visit Simmons to learn how to earn up to 24 college credits for your life and work experience.  Our Credit for Prior Learning workshop will teach you how your experience can be transferred into college credits and significantly reduce the cost of tuition.  Register here!

We have planned this event as a workshop for adult students seeking to complete their first bachelor's degree.  Strong candidates for this program are those who generally have less than 80 college credits and are seeking a bachelor's degree in one of our 60+ majors and programs .  Please note that due to the specific requirements of the nursing or physical therapy programs, students seeking to pursue these majors are often not candidates for the Credit for Prior Learning option.   If you have specific questions about your potential eligibility, please email: dix@simmons.edu for additional guidance from an admission counselor prior to the event.

Looking to learn more before the event?  Check out our June 2012 Sightings entry!

Simmons College is excited to announce the dates of our fall admission events for adult undergraduates.  Come visit us and learn more about our programs and services, how to apply, financial aid, and why adult women choose Simmons!  Click below to register for a session:
If you can't make it to one of our regular admission events, or if you have additional questions after attending, we encourage you to set up an individual meeting, phone call, or Skype call with an admission representative.  Just contact our Campus Visit Coordinator at 617-521-2051 or toll-free at 800-345-8468 to schedule an appointment!
Did you know that we provide personalized Orientation for Dix Scholars who are joining the Simmons community?  "This is a way for new adult students to connect with admission, meet with an adviser and register for classes, discuss financial aid with Student Financial Services, and interact with current Simmons students," said Kate Connelly '15, Orientation Community and Training Chair.  "It is a concentrated process that allows incoming students to streamline their entry into the Simmons community."   
Once a student chooses Simmons, Orientation will contact her to schedule her visit.  They work around her availability, so she can attend on a day that fits with her job, family, or other commitments.  Each incoming student is matched with a current student, who acts as their mentor throughout the day.
"It has been a pleasure to volunteer as a mentor to incoming Dix Scholars", said current Dix Scholar and orientation mentor Teresa Ogle.  "The excitement and enthusiasm that each mentor has shown to coming Simmons students is quite contagious.  The one-on-one system that Simmons has instituted enables current scholars to establish a lasting relationship with their new peers."
Individual Orientation is another distinctive benefit of joining the Simmons College Dix Scholars program -- it was designed with adult students in mind!  Read more about our resources here.