Admission FAQ: COVID-19

Simmons is closely monitoring updates regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and for the time being the campus is working remotely in order to abide by social distancing orders. We are, however, offering numerous virtual visit options during this time so that you can continue to get your questions answered and meet Simmons staff, faculty, and students. Additionally, we are offering flexibility with deadlines and admission requirements.

Campus Visits

Can I still visit the campus?

While we are currently unable to host you on campus, please check out our visit page to see all the ways you can connect with us virtually.

Can I attend a first year information session?

Yes, we will be offering our information sessions as daily webinars. You can request a time here.

Will the Dix Scholar and Transfer Information Sessions be offered as scheduled?

The online events will be offered as scheduled, and the on-campus events will be offered online instead. Learn more about information sessions.

How can I see what campus is like?

You can view our virtual tour, as well as experience many sights on campus in our numerous videos, on our YouTube channel.

Can I speak with my admission counselor directly?

Yes, you can email your admission counselor with any questions, or to schedule a time for a phone or video call.

Can I have an admission interview?

Yes, we are offering first-year and transfer admission interviews. Interviews are not part of our application process for Dix Scholars, however, you can schedule an informational appointment. You can request a time for a phone or video call here.

Can I speak with a current student about academic and campus life?

Sign up for our Fin Pals program, and you'll be matched with a current student to chat more about Simmons!

Admitted Students

What should I do if I need more time to make my college decision?

Please email your admission counselor to discuss your circumstances and we are happy to work with you to discuss options.

I will be attending Simmons! How can I submit my final transcript?

We anticipate mail taking longer at this time and therefore encourage you to ask your current school to email it to [email protected].

My family's financial situation has changed as a result of COVID-19. Can Simmons re-review my financial aid package?

Yes, please submit the need based financial aid appeal form and our Student Financial Services team will be in touch soon. If you have questions about the appeal process or your financial aid package, please email them at [email protected].


Application Review

We will continue to review applications and release admission decisions on a rolling basis, typically 2-3 weeks from the time your application becomes complete. As we move forward, our application reviews will take into account the fact that students encountered changes this spring due to closures, including:

  • Difficulty submitting documents
  • Conversions to pass/fail grades
  • Unavailability of activities

Will there be a delay in admission decisions?

No, we are sending out decisions on a rolling basis as normal. You should hear from us within 2-3 weeks of when your application becomes complete. Your decision will be emailed to the email address you used on your application.

Will Simmons University be test optional for the 2021-22?

The COVID-19 public health crisis has led to the cancellation of SAT, ACT, and TEAS tests in many parts of the United States. In response to these extraordinary circumstances, Simmons University will not require students applying for the 2021-22 academic year to submit standardized test scores. This will be the case for both the early and regular application deadlines for first-year students.

Are students still able to apply for the Fall semester?

Yes, accelerated BSN applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as decisions are made on a rolling basis and the program often fills before the final deadline.

How can I submit application materials?

As our ability to receive mail has slowed at this time, we encourage you to submit materials electronically to [email protected] whenever possible.

I mailed application materials recently, have you received them?

Currently we are receiving and processing mail once a week. The application status portal will typically be updated on Mondays. If you mailed documents more than two weeks ago and they are not yet marked as "Received", we recommend emailing them to [email protected].

My school is closed; can you accept unofficial transcripts and test scores?

Simmons accepts transcripts and test scores emailed from your school as official. If your school is unable to email these documents, you can submit unofficial transcripts and test scores yourself to [email protected]. Official copies of these documents must be received before you can start classes.