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 Thursday, 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

Focused on building connection, community, and pride, this mandatory week of events is designed for all incoming first-year. Here you will meet your fellow classmates as well as your Orientation Leader, who will be your guide throughout your transition to Simmons. Students are invited to attend an Orientation kick-off event at 6:00pm on August 24.

“First Bite” Orientation will be held August 25-31 | Register for First Bite Orientation

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 June 1 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

Complete your housing application for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Deadline for application is May 25 | Housing Application

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.

Please note: Simmons will require all students enrolling in classes in the Fall 2021 to receive their COVID vaccine shots before they arrive on campus. In order to achieve this, students should aim to get their first vaccine shot before July 1. Learn more.

Health forms deadline extended to July 23 | 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 has been extended to May 22 Accessibility Services

7. Submit your Final Transcript

Please submit your final high school transcript electronically by email to [email protected].

Note: 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

Focused on building connection, community, and pride, this mandatory week of events is designed for incoming students. Here you will meet your fellow classmates as well as your Orientation Leader, who will be your guide throughout your transition to Simmons. Students are invited to attend an Orientation kick-off event at 6:00pm on August 24.

“First Bite” Orientation will be held August 25-31 | Register for First Bite Orientation

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. Complete your housing application for the 2021-2022 academic year by May 25th for priority consideration. In the event you do not receive housing, your housing deposit will be refunded to you.

Housing Application

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.

Please note: Simmons will require all students enrolling in classes in the Fall 2021 to receive their COVID vaccine shots before they arrive on campus. In order to achieve this, students should aim to get their first vaccine shot before July 1. Learn more.

Health forms deadline extended to 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, 2021 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. June Orientation (Orientation was held virtually on June 3rd)

Learn more about the ABSN program, clinical education, requirements, and meet faculty as well as fellow students in the Fall 2021 ABSN cohort.

View the Recording Here

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. Health forms must be submitted by July 15th.

Please note: Simmons will require all students enrolling in classes in the Fall 2021 to receive their COVID vaccine shots before they arrive on campus. In order to achieve this, students should aim to get their first vaccine shot before July 1. Learn more.

Health forms deadline extended to 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, 2021 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) by August 1, 2021. 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 June Orientation and will follow up with more information after Orientation.

Note: 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

Save The Date: August 19th, 2021. Program starts at 12:00 pm and optional tour starts 11:00 am.

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. Health forms must be submitted by July 15th.

Please note: Simmons will require all students enrolling in classes in the Fall 2021 to receive their COVID vaccine shots before they arrive on campus. In order to achieve this, students should aim to get their first vaccine shot before July 1. Learn more.

Health forms deadline extended to 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, 2021 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.