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Woman on Campus Sarah Galvez talks to transfer students about what it's really like to come to Simmons from another college.
Transfer students tell us what it's really like to come to Simmons from another college.

Transfer applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships when their application is reviewed.

At Simmons, we are committed to honoring the hard work you have already put into your education. As a transfer student, you will be able to build on previous coursework and life experiences, while working toward a degree from a nationally recognized private university.

Students transfer to Simmons for...

  • Our highly regarded academics - we offer more than 50 majors and programs.
  • Our liberal transfer credit policy. Students may transfer up to 80 credit hours!
  • Our small class sizes (average is 18), the 13:1 student-faculty ratio ensure that each student receives an individualized education.

Are you sure you're a transfer applicant?

If you are over the age of 24, or are seeking a second bachelor's degree you are qualified for the Dix Scholars Program, Simmons program for adult students. Learn more about the Dix Scholars program »

If you have earned 16 credits or less at another institution, then you are considered a first year student. Check out the main Admissions page »

Upcoming Transfer Information Sessions

Want to really get the feel for Simmons? Come visit! At our Transfer Information Sessions, you can tour the campus, learn about financial aid and merit scholarships, get an insider's scoop on the application process, and have all of your questions answered by the admissions staff. If you can't attend, contact Undergraduate Admissions to answer your questions.

Date Admission Event

Upcoming Community College Visits

Our counselors regularly visit community colleges around New England, where they can answer questions, discuss the application process, and give information about programs and financial aid. Find out if a counselor will be at your school.

View our fall Community College visits ↓

Date Time High School/Fair Name
September 28, 2011
10:00-1:00 pm MassBay Community College
October 5, 2011
10:00-1:00 Roxbury Community College
October 12, 2011
10:00- 12:00 Holyoke Community College
October 19, 2011
9:30 am- 1:30 pm Massasoit Community College
October 19, 2011
10:00-1:00 pm Northern Essex Community College
October 20, 2011
11:00- 1:00 Asnuntuck Community College
October 24, 2011
4:00- 6:00 pm Bunker Hill Community College
October 25, 2011
9:30 am- 1:00 pm Bunker Hill Community College
October 27, 2011
10:00-1:00 pm Manchester Community College
October 31, 2011
10:00-1:00 pm North Shore Community College - Lynn
November 1, 2011
9:45-1:15 pm Middlesex Community College
November 2, 2011
10:00- 1:00 North Shore Community College - Danvers
November 3, 2011
2:30-5:30 Quincy College
November 7, 2011
8:30 am-1:00 pm Bristol Community College
November 16, 2011
10:00-1:00 pm, 3:00-6:00 pm Nashua Community College
October 20, 2011
10:30-1:00 Cape Cod Community College

If you can't make the date we'll be at your school, contact us and we'll fill you in!

Transferring Credits to Simmons

Simmons allows up to 80 semester hours to be transferred from another accredited institution with certain requirements. If you are worried about how many courses will transfer to Simmons, you may request a preliminary transfer credit evaluation during the application process.

Learn more about transfer credits

Thinking about Nursing?

Each year, we admit transfer students into our nursing program. Some have completed their nursing prerequisites at another institution, and some complete their nursing prerequisites at Simmons before beginning the nursing sequence, which begins each fall.

Learn more about applying to the Nursing program as a transfer student »

Living on Campus

Simmons has a beautiful, tree-lined residential campus, with nine dormitories, the Holmes Sports Center, and Bartol Dining Hall. Many transfer students choose to live on campus, where they can enjoy the convenience of being near class, meeting new people, and becoming part of the warm and welcoming Simmons community.

Visit the Residence Life Site

Hear what our transfer students say about Simmons...

"Coming in as a transfer to Simmons College my sophomore year I was worried about getting accustomed to living in the city, fitting into a new community, navigating an all-women's college, and finding my niche. I quickly got involved through the Scott/Ross Center for Community Service and the Colleges of the Fenway, met friends that would stay with me through (and after) graduation, and found ways to make change as a vital part of my community. Those experiences have translated into the work I'm doing now in my professional career. Transferring to Simmons was the best decision I ever made!"

Kaitie Chakoian, Class of 2009

"Simmons was always my first choice school, and now that I'm here I appreciate the fact that the College offers so many different opportunities for me to explore my horizons. I plan on studying abroad while at Simmons and completing an internship next summer!"

Victoria Nsanga '12

"Coming in as a transfer student my junior year of college, I was unsure of what Simmons would be like. However, I would not trade my experience at Simmons for anything. Being at an all women's college has helped me grow and understand myself in ways I never would have if I stayed at my previous institution."

Erika Howe '11