International Students

As many of you know from President Wooten's community message, Simmons University is currently planning for an in-person Fall semester.

While this is the news many of you were waiting for, we also understand that you may have questions regarding your status, visa issuance, the feasibility of travel, as well as many other topics. As we await additional guidance on F-1 student regulations from USCIS and are monitoring international travel and visa updates, we are confident that we will be able to provide answers to these questions in the following months. Please be assured that the CGE will be supporting you in the transition back to campus.

The CGE will provide additional Fall updates via e-mail throughout the rest of the spring semester and summer.

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

Access to competitive internships, student-faculty research projects, and dedicated career counseling beginning your freshman year means that over 91% of our students secure employment or enter graduate school within six months of graduation.

Simmons is located in the historic Fenway neighborhood of Boston, with easy access to public transportation, restaurants, shops, and nightlife. Our beautiful, tree-lined campus is located less than five kilometers from the excitement of the Boston Harbor, across the street from some of the nation's top teaching and research hospitals, and in walking distance of world-renowned museums, restaurants, and theaters. Simmons provides a safe and quiet retreat in the middle of busy and thriving city.

We offer interviews and information sessions via Skype, allowing you to speak face-to-face with an admission counselor or current student. To request a Skype or phone interview, please email Undergraduate Admission.

How to Apply

We know that applying to university as an international student can be overwhelming at times. We strive to help you through the process step-by-step. 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, 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. Simmons University does not offer need-based financial aid to international students.

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.

Simmons University does not offer need-based financial aid to international students.

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. If you are currently studying in the United States, please also submit the SEVIS transfer form. 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.