Applying as an International Student to Simmons University

Simmons provides an exciting university experience in America's Best College town while preparing you for lifelong career success.

We know that applying to university as an international student can be overwhelming at times, we strive to make the process as simple as possible

Undergraduate Admission will work closely with you to help complete your application. 

The Simmons Admission Committee will review your application to learn not only what you have accomplished, but also who you are. 

To apply as a first year international student, please submit the following either online or via email:

  • Common Application
  • Two letters of recommendation (one from a teacher and one from a counselor/advisor)
  • Official high school transcript (sent directly from a school official and translated into English, if applicable)
  • TOEFL/IELTS or SAT/ACT scores (TOEFL/IELTS scores are required if English is not your first language)
  • Interview (recommended, but not required)
  • Duolingo English Test (recommended, but not required)

An I-20 will be provided to students who submit their enrollment deposit to confirm their attendance at Simmons University after they are awarded admission.

Scholarship Opportunities

International students are eligible for our merit scholarship program. Students will be reviewed for a merit scholarship up to $27,000 based on their admission application.

International students may also apply for the Kotzen Scholarship, which provides full tuition, room & board, plus an additional $3,000 for academic pursuits such as study abroad, research support, and more.

Admitted International Students

Simmons University is committed to providing the best university experience for all of its students. International students can look forward to finding additional support as they adjust to a new culture, educational system, and city.

International students will work with International Student Services on the visa process. The first step in attaining an I-20 visa is to complete the International Student Supplement Form with all of the required documents:

The Center for Global Education will host an International Student Orientation prior to the start of classes where students can learn more about acclimating to life at Simmons and Boston.