Your Next Steps: Getting Started at Simmons! 

The New Student Checklist will help you through the tasks you need to complete to begin your journey at Simmons University.

Access your Simmons Email Account

You will need to set up your Simmons email account in order to complete your onboarding tasks. To set up your account, you will need your social security number or Simmons student ID number. (Please check your "Next Steps" email which includes your Simmons ID number)

Starting Friday, July 1, all email communications will be sent to your Simmons email account, so please plan to check it regularly throughout the summer.

Access Simmons Email

Submit your Simmons ID photo

All Simmons students are required to have an official Simmons photo identification card. You will need this card to gain access to University buildings, residence halls, dining halls, and for other services.

Simmons ID Photo

Student Financial Services

Paperless Billing & Authorized User Access

Simmons University does not mail paper billing statements. All billing statements are posted to the Online Student Account Center monthly during the semester. In order to allow a family member to become an authorized user to view bills and make payments, you must first grant them access by going to Workday.

Authorized users will receive an email from [email protected] with a temporary password to login. View detailed instructions here.

Checklists for Getting Started

1. Register for First Bite Orientation

First Bite Orientation is your formal introduction to the Simmons University community! During the program, you will have the opportunity to meet faculty, staff, student leaders, and future classmates. Students are required to attend only one sessions. Learn more.

Register for September 3-4, 2022
(recommended session for International and Transfer Students)

The preferred deadline to register for the September session is August 15, 2022.

2. Placement Exams

All students must complete the Math Placement Exam. If you are continuing a language you took in high school, you must take a Language placement exam. Placement exams must be completed prior to selecting courses during the month of June.  

Deadline to complete placement exams is May 22 Placement Exams

3. Complete Tasks in Workday

Log into your Student Workday Account to sign your Financial Agreement (FRA) and complete onboarding tasks. Please ensure your FRA is e-signed prior to Orientation in order for your Fall registration to be processed.

Student Workday Account

4. Fill out housing application

The “New to Simmons” Housing Application is available now and close on July 1st. Login to the housing portal to apply for housing.

Housing Portal

All first-year students are required to reside in University housing. If you have extenuating circumstances and wish to be considered for exemption from the first-year residency requirement, please submit the First-Year Housing Exemption Request form. More information can also be found on the Residence Life website.

*In order to apply for housing, you must use your Simmons credentials. You will receive an email from Undergraduate Admission on setting up your Simmons email account.
 

5. Submit your Health Forms

All incoming full-time students must meet the health and immunization requirements established by Simmons and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

COVID-19 vaccination and vaccine booster are required for all students who participate in face-to-face curricular and co-curricular activities at any of our Boston or remote locations, including all face-to-face classes, immersion weekends, off-site cohorts, and other in-person events at these locations. Learn more

Health forms deadline is July 15 | Health Forms

6. Register with Accessibility Services (If Applicable)

The Office of Accessibility Services provides academic and residential accommodations to ensure equal access to students under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Students who are interested in receiving accommodations at the college level can register with the Office of Accessibility Services.

The deadline for submitting your application for residential accommodations is June 10 Accessibility Services

7. Submit your Final Transcript

Please submit your official high school transcript electronically to [email protected] or by mail at the following address:

Office of Undergraduate Admission, Simmons University
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

Final high school transcripts must be sent directly from your school in order to be considered official. Please submit all transcripts prior to June 30, 2022. If you have taken college courses or will be taking classes through the summer, please have your official college transcript(s) sent immediately after your course(s) are finished. If you have any questions or concerns about your transcripts, please contact your admission counselor.

Obtaining your F-1 Student Visa

The Form I-20 is a document demonstrating that you have been admitted to a full program of study and that you have shown sufficient financial resources to stay in the U.S. It is also a printed form of your record in SEVIS, the Student Exchange Visitor Information System, a system that maintains information on international non-immigrant students and exchange visitors in the US.

The Form I-20 will contain information about your program of study, the length of your degree program, your personal contact information, and your unique SEVIS ID number. This form allows you to apply for an F-1 visa at your local US Embassy or Consulate, enter and reenter the US, and remain in the US as a  student at Simmons University. Your I-20 must be valid and up-to-date at all times.

Compete Your ISSF

  • In order for Simmons to issue the Form I-20, you must complete the International Student Supplement Form (ISSF) with all the required attachments.
  • Submit all documents to the Center for Global Education portal

Undergraduate ISSF Form | Undergraduate Nursing ISSF Form

Questions? Contact Ela Kijowska, [email protected]

Advising and Courses: Your Academic Advisor will reach out to you to schedule a meeting to discuss your major and transfer credit evaluation and to choose classes for the fall. When you meet with your Academic Advisor, they will review your credit evaluation with you to determine which placement exams you will need to complete before starting at Simmons. At that point, you will be able to schedule your placement exams.

1. Register for First Bite Orientation

First Bite Orientation is your formal introduction to the Simmons University community! During the program, you will have the opportunity to meet faculty, staff, student leaders, and future classmates. Students are required to attend only one session. Learn more.

Register for September 3-4, 2022
(recommended session for International and Transfer Students)

The preferred deadline to register for the September session is August 15, 2022.

2. Complete Tasks in Workday

Log into your Student Workday Account to sign your Financial Agreement (FRA) and complete onboarding tasks. Please ensure your FRA is e-signed prior to Orientation in order for your Fall registration to be processed.

Student Workday Account

3. Fill out housing application

Housing for transfer students is not guaranteed. In the event you do not receive housing, your housing deposit will be refunded to you.

The “New to Simmons” Housing Application is available now and close on July 1st. Login to the housing portal to apply for housing.

Housing Portal

4. Submit your Health Forms

All incoming full-time students must meet the health and immunization requirements established by Simmons and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

COVID-19 vaccination and vaccine booster are required for all students who participate in face-to-face curricular and co-curricular activities at any of our Boston or remote locations, including all face-to-face classes, immersion weekends, off-site cohorts, and other in-person events at these locations. Learn more

Health forms deadline is July 23 | Health Forms

5. Register with Accessibility Services (If Applicable)

The Office of Accessibility Services provides academic and residential accommodations to ensure equal access to students under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Students who are interested in receiving accommodations at the college level can register with the Office of Accessibility Services.

Accessibility Services

6. Submit your Final Transcript

Please submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended electronically to [email protected] or by mail at the following address:

Office of Undergraduate Admission, Simmons University
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

Official transcripts must be sent directly from your previous institution's Registrar's Office to us in order to be considered official. If you are a nursing major or if you have not completed an Associate degree, please send an official high school transcript to us along with your college transcripts.

Please submit all transcripts prior to June 30, 2022 to ensure your credits are evaluated and are posted to your Simmons account before the start of classes this fall. If you will be taking classes through the summer, please submit your completed transcript(s) immediately after your course(s) are finished. If you have any questions or concerns about your transcripts, please contact your admission counselor.

1. Orientation

Stay tuned, more information will be released soon.

2. Complete Tasks in Workday

Log into your Student Workday Account to sign your Financial Agreement (FRA) and complete onboarding tasks.

Student Workday Account

3. Submit your Health Forms

All incoming full-time students must meet the health and immunization requirements established by Simmons and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

COVID-19 vaccination and vaccine booster are required for all students who participate in face-to-face curricular and co-curricular activities at any of our Boston or remote locations, including all face-to-face classes, immersion weekends, off-site cohorts, and other in-person events at these locations. Learn more

Health forms deadline is July 23 | Health Forms

4. Register with Accessibility Services (If Applicable)

The Office of Accessibility Services provides academic and residential accommodations to ensure equal access to students under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Students who are interested in receiving accommodations at the college level can register with the Office of Accessibility Services.

Accessibility Services

5. Submit your Final Transcript

Please submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended electronically to [email protected] or by mail at the following address:

Office of Undergraduate Admission, Simmons University
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

Official transcripts must be sent directly from your previous institution's Registrar's Office to us in order to be considered official. All ABSN students are required to send an official high school transcript to us along with your college transcripts.

Please submit all transcripts prior to June 30, 2022 to ensure your credits are evaluated before the start of classes this fall. If you will be taking classes through the summer, please submit your completed transcript(s) immediately after your course(s) are finished. If you have any questions or concerns about your transcripts, please contact your admission counselor.

6. Additional ABSN Requirement

The nursing department will discuss further requirements to participate in the ABSN program during Orientation and will follow up with more information after Orientation.

Advising and Courses: Your Academic Advisor will reach out to you to schedule a meeting to discuss your major and transfer credit evaluation and to choose classes for the fall. When you meet with your Academic Advisor, they will review your credit evaluation with you to determine which placement exams you will need to complete before starting at Simmons. At that point, you will be able to schedule your placement exams.

1. Orientation

Stay tuned, more information will be released soon.

2. Complete Tasks in Workday

Log into your Student Workday Account to sign your Financial Agreement (FRA) and complete onboarding tasks. Please ensure your FRA is e-signed prior to Orientation in order for your Fall
registration to be processed.

Student Workday Account

3. Submit your Health Forms

All incoming full-time students must meet the health and immunization requirements established by Simmons and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

COVID-19 vaccination and vaccine booster are required for all students who participate in face-to-face curricular and co-curricular activities at any of our Boston or remote locations, including all face-to-face classes, immersion weekends, off-site cohorts, and other in-person events at these locations. Learn more

Health forms deadline is July 23 | Health Forms

4. Register with Accessibility Services (If Applicable)

The Office of Accessibility Services provides academic and residential accommodations to ensure equal access to students under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Students who are interested in receiving accommodations at the college level can register with the Office of Accessibility Services.

Accessibility Services

5. Submit your Final Transcript

Please submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended electronically to [email protected] or by mail at the following address:

Office of Undergraduate Admission, Simmons University
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

Official transcripts must be sent directly from your previous institution's Registrar's Office to us in order to be considered official. If you are a nursing major or if you have not completed an Associate degree, please send an official high school transcript to us along with your college transcripts.

Please submit all transcripts prior to June 30, 2022 to ensure your credits are evaluated and are posted to your Simmons account before the start of classes this fall. If you will be taking classes through the summer, please submit your completed transcript(s) immediately after your course(s) are finished. If you have any questions or concerns about your transcripts, please contact your admission counselor.