Faculty and Staff

Grading

Final grades

All final grades should be posted in "Final Grading" on AARC under the Faculty Menu. AARC can be accessed through Simmons Connection.

  • Undergraduate and graduate programs: For fall and spring semesters, grades should be posted for each term by the deadlines posted on the Academic Calendar.
  • Simmons Online Nursing, Social Work, and MBA/HCMBA Graduate Programs: All grades are due 5 business days after the last class. Grades may be due earlier for graduating students.
  • All summer semesters: Grades are due 5 business days after the last class.

Grade Changes

If a grade is submitted incorrectly, corrections may be sent in writing to Sharon Noonan in the Office of the Registrar for two weeks after the deadline, at the discretion of the Office of the Registrar. After that point, any grade changes must be approved by the Dean for each School before being submitted to the Office of the Registrar. All questions about posting grades should be directed to Sharon Noonan in the Office of the Registrar.

Phone: 617-521-2107
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Incomplete Grades

Students who need extra time to complete coursework may petition for an Incomplete grade.

Undergraduate students must fill out the Undergraduate Petition for an Incomplete Grade form and a Petition to the Administrative Board form. If approved, the instructor must submit a grade for a student by the date agreed upon by the instructor and student and approved by the Administrative Board. Go to our Exceptions & Exemptions page to learn more about the Administrative Board process.

Graduate students seeking an Incomplete grade (called "Extension of Time") must fill out the appropriate form held by their School and Department.

Classroom Reservations

The Office of the Registrar can book classrooms for one-time meetings or full semester-long course classroom requests. All classroom requests must be submitted in writing via email. Phone call requests will not be processed. Please allow 1-2 business days for your request to be processed. Requests are processed in the order they are received.

The Office of the Registrar is able to book all classrooms; however, if you need to book a conference room, please contact the Conferences and Events Office.

Data & Information

The Office of the Registrar provides reports with College data on-demand to faculty and staff who request them. You may visit the Registrar's Data-Share Site if you are logged in with your Simmons username and password to access reports on enrollment by school, enrollment by course sections, student demographics, degrees granted, and more. Use the form on the Data-Share site or email us to request a specific report to be generated for you.

Faculty and Staff

Instructor consent

In some cases where students cannot register themselves for a course, they may be granted consent to be registered. 

Administrative board

The Simmons Administrative Board consists of six faculty members who vote on decisions and several administrators who are in advisory capacity: the dean for student life or a designee, the director of disability services, a faculty member from the nursing department. 

Privacy of Student Records

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.