Simmons undergraduate students are eligible to cross-register at Colleges of the Fenway (COF) schools, and many Simmons courses are open to registration for students from other COF schools.
Registration for Summer and Fall 2020 courses will be available starting on April 6, 2020.
Colleges of the Fenway is a collaboration of five neighboring colleges in the Fenway area:
- Emmanuel College
- Massachusetts College of Art and Design
- Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
- Simmons University
- Wentworth Institute of Technology
Some COF courses have prerequisites that must be fulfilled before a student is eligible to register for that course. These prerequisites will be noted on the COF website.
Instructions for Simmons students
- Search the COF Online Course Directory and choose the courses you would like to take. Students are allowed to take two courses at other COF institutions per semester after their first semester at Simmons. Exceptions to this policy may be granted by the Simmons University Office of the Registrar. Ensure you have taken equivalencies of the pre-requisites needed for the course you want to register for, as defined by the host institution.
- Fill out the Cross Registration Form specifically for Simmons students.
- If you are requesting that the course fulfill a major or minor requirement, please have the head of that department sign off on the form as well.
- If the course fulfills a mode or key content area, please make a note of this on the form. Mode/KCA equivalents must be approved by the Simmons Office of the Registrar.
- Bring the form to the Simmons Registrar's Office (Room C-115) for signature approval.
- Take the form with all required Simmons University signatures to the Office of the Registrar of the COF school where you will be taking the course. If there is space in the course and you meet the prerequisites, they will register you for the course and sign your form. They will also provide you with a Student ID number and information on how to access your email and online learning account information.
- Obtain a photocopy of the completed form for your records. A copy will be scanned to the Simmons Registrar's Office to complete your COF Registration at both schools. Check AARC to see your registration (CR-101).
- When grades at the COF school are calculated, they will be sent to the Simmons Registrar's Office and added to your student record promptly.
Instructions for COF Students
- Search the Online Course Directory and choose the Simmons University course(s) you would like to take. You may take up to two cross-registered courses per term. Only courses listed on the COF course directory are open to cross-registration.
- Fill out the Cross Registration form which is specific to your institution and available through your Registrar's Office. Be sure to include a signature from your school's Registrar's Office.
- Bring the form to the Simmons Registrar's Office, located in the Main College Building, C-115. We will determine if you are eligible for registration based on space available and any required pre-requisites. If a course is full, you are missing the pre-requisite equivalents, or the course is not listed as open to COF students, the Registrar's Office will be unable to register you without additional consent in writing from the course instructor. The instructor may sign your cross-registration form or email the Registrar's Office to provide consent. When registered, you will be assigned a Simmons ID number and are encouraged to obtain a Simmons ID card through the Campus Card Office.
- Once registration is complete, you will receive a copy of your registration form for your records, which includes your Simmons ID number. We will scan a copy to your Registrar's Office. You will also receive a handout with important dates and instructions about setting up your Simmons account access.
- Shortly after you have been registered, you may activate your Simmons account using the instructions below to access your Simmons email address, online learning account, and AARC to view your schedule, classroom location, and required books. Please contact Simmons Technology for any difficulties with your account setup.
- Once Simmons grades have been posted, the Simmons University Office of the Registrar will send the grades to your home institution Office of the Registrar.
Account Setup for First Time Users
1. 24 hours after visiting the Registrar's Office, go to set up your account.
2. Be sure to click "next" after entering your personal information in order to set up a password.
3. If you cannot access your account after waiting 24 hours from registration, please call Technology at 617-521-2222 or via email.
Simmons Online Portal
Once logged into the portal, you can access AARC, eLearning, Email, and Moodle. If you have trouble logging in, try using your Student ID number as a password. If you still are unable to log in, please contact Technology at 617-521-2222 or via email.
- AARC: Used to view books needed for the semester; class schedules; contact information for professors; final grades; time and classroom where your class is held; and unofficial transcripts.
- Email: Every COF student is assigned a Simmons Email account, which the University and professors will use to contact the student. It can be accessed through the Simmons Online Portal or through gmail. Be sure to check your Simmons email frequently for any communications sent to you by your professor or by the institution. Instructions for setting up email forwarding are also available.
- Moodle: Used to view course assignments; grades for individual assignments; information posted by the professor; course readings and syllabi; and to turn in assignments. Use the username and password which was set up through preferences to log in.
- Simmons Student ID and Library Services: Student IDs can be obtained in the Campus Card Office free of charge. Please bring a photo ID other than your home institution ID and your Simmons Student ID number, otherwise they will not be able to issue you your Simmons ID. With your Simmons ID, you can do the following:
- Access the Academic Campus after business hours;
- Access electronic course reserves;
- Access your Library account online and renew items and place holds;
- Access the Library building during finals period;
- Borrow laptops from the Technology Desk; and
- Request interlibrary loans
Current course offerings at all COF institutions can be viewed here. Please note that some courses have prerequisites that must be fulfilled before a student is eligible to register for that course. These prerequisites will be noted on the COF website.
Note: Students follow the Academic Calendar of the host institution for all cross-registered courses.
Questions about courses should be directed to the Registrar's Office of the host institution:
Administration Building, Room 340
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Mass College of Art and Design
621 Huntington Ave, Tower Building, 8th Floor
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Mass College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
179 Longwood Ave
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300 The Fenway, Main College Building, C115
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Wentworth Institute of Technology
550 Huntington Ave, Williston Hall
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