Non-Degree Options


Taking a Class as a Non-degree Student

If you are interested in taking a class or two to get to know Simmons, to fulfill credits, or just to expand your mind, the non-degree option is for you. You can check out which classes are currently offered by browsing our current course listings.

Once you find a class, fill out the application below. Please note: if the course you are interested in has a prerequisite listed, you must submit a transcript as evidence of your completion of that requirement. Transcripts (unofficial will suffice!) can be emailed directly to Alie Wilkins at

Please note: Non-degree classes are subject to a per-credit cost of $1,240

Simmons Graduates Auditing Courses 

If you are a Simmons alumnae/i and you're interested in coming back to audit a class (you won't receive a grade), you are eligible to do so at a reduced price. Please refer to our current course listings, fill out the form below, and send it to Alie Wilkins at


If you are unsure about enrolling in a graduate program, or just want to advance your educational experience, non-degree study at Simmons might be the best option for you. As a non-degree student, you may enroll in up to two graduate-level courses before formally applying to a degree program.

Individuals considering this option are encouraged to contact the Admission office and/or program director for advice on a course of study. This is particularly important if you are planning on applying to a degree program, so that you can verify that the courses you choose will apply towards a degree. Be aware that successful completion of these courses does not guarantee admission into the program.

Registration and Further Details

The registration packets contain all the materials that you will need to enroll and should answer all your questions about registration, tuition, billing, and more. Please be aware that non-degree students are not eligible for Simmons University or federal financial aid. Additionally, please note that non-degree students are not eligible for Simmons University or federal financial aid, but may qualify to borrow a private loan through a bank or credit union or sign up for our tuition payment plan.

Graduate Studies

Please do not hesitate to contact the admissions staff at 617-521-2915 or if you have further questions, or require assistance.

Download the Non-Degree Courses and Information Packet (PDF) for Spring 2019.