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December 2013 Archives

The priority review deadline for the Fall 2014 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 tend to 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 2013 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 2013 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!  

As a Dix Scholar, you will be taking courses across the breadth of Simmons' offerings.  This means that all of our graduates are prepared to enter or continue in the working world, having challenged their intellectual capacities and explored their interaction with their own culture, their natural environment, and their world.  Although a number of adult students come to Simmons with transfer credit fulfilling the modes, other students take them here at Simmons.

Today, we wrap up a monthly series on each of the Modes of Inquiry.  In November, you learned about Mode 5, Social and Historical Perspectives.  This month, you'll learn about Mode 6, Psychological and Ethical Development.  Mode 6 courses allow students to analyze mechanisms underlying the function of the human mind and the resulting behaviors and systems of thought.  In Mode 6, you will be able to examine the personal implications of such issues as psychological well-being, ethical judgment, societal diversity, gender roles, and/or social responsibility.  There are over 20 Mode 6 courses to choose from!  Here is a small sampling of Mode 6 courses: