For Adult Students

Our highly respected Dix Scholars program offers personal support to help you transition to Simmons and manage your educational experience from the moment you decide to apply.

Services and Support

  • Admission, registration, and orientation procedures tailored to the needs of adult learners
  • A rolling admission calendar
  • Financial aid, including the Dix scholarship of up to $5,000 (split between the first two consecutive semesters that the student attends)
  • Generous transfer credit options (up to 80 credits)
  • Full-time and part-time study options
  • Credit for prior learning
  • Advising services specialized for adult learners
  • Alpha Sigma Lambda, the academic honors society for adult learners
  • Dix Family Friendly Welcome on the second Saturday of the fall semester
  • Adult Learner Appreciation Week in November
  • Monthly e-newsletter with resources and updates
  • Virtual events to discuss questions and concerns
  • The Dix Liaison, who offers support on transitioning to college
  • Wine and Cheese social for graduating adult students
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Designed for applicants 24 years or older or students pursuing a second bachelors, the Dorothea Lynde Dix Scholars program provides unique services and support for adult women. 

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