Students Over 24

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Please review our admission requirements & deadlines for more information on submitting application materials and extended application deadlines.

Dorothea Lynde Dix Scholars Program

Designed for applicants 24 years or older or students pursuing a second bachelor's, the Dorothea Lynde Dix Scholars program provides unique services and support for adult students. Dix Scholars comprise approximately 14 percent of the Simmons undergraduate student body.

Simmons University Community College Excellence Scholarship (SUCCESS)

For those enrolled at a Massachusetts community college, you might be eligible for our Simmons University Community College Excellence Scholarship (SUCCESS). Learn more about SUCCESS.

Transferring from Roxbury Community College or Bunker Hill Community College? Learn more about our Boston Community College Scholarship.

Earn Your Bachelor’s Degree Online

A transformative Simmons education is more accessible than ever in our immersive online undergraduate program—with course schedules designed to fit your life and a dedicated support system to help you navigate your student journey. Learn from expert professors in engaging, live online courses while you gain skills employers are seeking and make meaningful connections within the Simmons community. Learn more about our online program.

Schedule an admission appointment

For the on-campus undergraduate program, Dix Scholars may apply for degree programs through the Office of Admission at any time throughout the year. We suggest you begin by attending a Dix Scholar Information Session. You may also schedule an appointment with one of our admission counselors by calling 617-521-2051.

For the online undergraduate program, you can request more information or email [email protected] to schedule an appointment with an admission counselor.

How to apply

Applying to Simmons is FREE when you use one of the applications below!

The Common Application

Simmons is a member of the Common Application, allowing students to apply to multiple schools with just one application. 

Apply with the Common Application

Simmons Application

Simmons also offers our institutional specific application.

If you would like a PDF application that you can print and fill out by hand, please send us an email or call us contact us at 617-521-2051.

Credit for Prior Learning

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) is awarded for college-level learning gained through work or life experience. Dix Scholars and adult students studying fully online may earn up to 24 CPLs.

If you are interested in taking advantage of CPL, enroll in the 2-credit seminar IDS 227 (fall or spring).

Once enrolled in IDS 227, you can:

  • identify prior learning that is college level
  • write a critical reflection on your learning
  • assemble a portfolio with supporting materials
  • submit the portfolio to faculty for review

Portfolios typically include:

  • a reflection on learning (learning narrative)
  • evidence to document learning (work samples, certificates, letters of reference, etc.)
  • a resume
  • the CPL evaluation form

Once CPLs are awarded,

  • credits are added to your transcript
  • a $500 evaluation fee is charged

      General Information

      We currently have GA live-in Graduate Assistant (GA) positions open for the 2018-2019 academic year. If you are interested in applying, please be in touch with our office at [email protected] to see where we are in the application process. We expect to wrap up the hiring of our new staff by beginning of August.

      Simmons University Dix Scholars are eligible. This live-in Graduate Assistant (GA) position will be the primary support for a full time Residence Life Coordinator staff member. GAs will help to oversee multiple buildings on the Simmons Residence Campus, housing around 350 students and between 8-12 RAs. Graduate Assistants serve in the professional staff on-call rotation and serve on committees for the Office of Residence Life. GAs will work approximately 20 hours a week (not including duty), including 12 hours designated office hours per week. Compensation includes $15 an hour (up to $7,200 per year) plus a furnished apartment and an on-campus meal plan during the academic year valued at $16,000.

      Minimum Qualifications

      Ability to interact effectively with students from diverse backgrounds. A commitment to a multicultural education and an understanding of the value of a women-centered university experience. Enrollment as an undergraduate Dix Scholar. Course load and other outside commitments must be appropriate to the time demands of the position. GAs must also meet their academic obligations successfully, maintaining good standing in their program. Students must be in good standing with the University.

      Preferred Qualifications

      Prior Residence Life and/or Student Life experience.

      Apply Online

      For more information about the position, and to apply, please visit our online job description.