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You're Accepted! Now What?

Admitted Student Checklist

Congratulations on your acceptance to Simmons! The college application process is rigorous, and we know you must be feeling relieved to have been admitted. But what comes next? We've compiled an admitted student checklist that takes you step-by-step through the process of enrolling at Simmons, from depositing to the first day of classes. Of course, if you're still left with questions don't hesitate to call the Office of Undergraduate Admission at 800-345-8468 or email us at ugadm@simmons.edu. We're happy to help during this exciting time!

Admitted Student Checklist

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Admitted Student Checklist

  1. Submit your deposit!

    The only way to secure your space at Simmons is by depositing. You may send in a check by mail to The Office of Undergraduate Admission, 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115 or you can deposit through our secure online form.

  2. Join the Class of 2018 Facebook page

    The Class of 2018 Facebook group is a great way to meet your fellow classmates, share information, and maybe even find a roommate!

  3. Check your Simmons email account

    You should be checking your Simmons email account regularly throughout the summer because all official emails will go to your Simmons email account. You will receive your username and password in your deposit packet. If you do not have this, you can call the Simmons Help Desk (617-521-2222) and they will provide you with this information. Note: You will need to provide your Simmons ID number when you call. You can access your email at connection.simmons.edu.

  4. Register for Summer Orientation

    During orientation you will meet with your advisor, register for classes, meet other admitted students, and learn important information about attending Simmons! While it's not mandatory, it is HIGHLY recommended that you attend Summer Orientation.

  5. Submit your housing application

    Housing assignments will be emailed to your Simmons account throughout the summer, beginning in mid-July. More information about the housing options can be found on the Residence Life Website.

    Please note that the Office of Residence Life will not be able to consider your residence application until the admission office has received your deposit.

  6. Schedule a complete physical with your doctor

    It is important to see your doctor before attending Simmons so that you can fill out your health center forms and make sure that you have all of the required vaccinations. You may download the forms and send these to the Simmons Health Center, 94 Pilgrim Road, Boston, MA, 02115 or by fax: 617-521-3467.

  7. Take online placement tests (optional)

    The Center for Academic Achievement offers online placement tests for chemistry, French, and Spanish. The chemistry placement test is only for students who plan to take a chemistry course either as part of her major, or to fulfill a science requirement. All students must take a language placement test. This can be taken at orientation or online. Please note that only French and Spanish placement tests are offered online at the moment. Learn more about placement tests and access them online.

  8. Order a fall semester T-pass

    One semester's worth of monthly MBTA passes may be ordered through the Office of Student Leadership and Activities at MCB-W002. Through this program, students receive four monthly passes at a discount from the normal MBTA cost. The deadline for the Fall Semester T-pass orders is August 3rd. You can download an order form or order directly online.

  9. Get ready for Fall Orientation and Move-in Day!

    Move-in Day and the first day of Fall Orientation is Saturday, August 31st. Need help with your packing list? We've got you covered. Click here to see a list of suggested items to bring.

Good luck, Class of 2018!

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Orientation

Once you secure your space at Simmons by depositing, Orientation should be at the top of your priority list. During this time, incoming students meet with their academic advisors, register for classes, take foreign language and math placement tests, explore Boston, and most importantly, get to know their fellow classmates!

Secure Your Space by Depositing

Advising & Registration

All students meet with their adviser and register for classes during Orientation. You will be matched with a professional adviser who will devote all of his/her time to ensuring that your scheduling and academic needs are met. You will personally select an adviser within your major during your sophomore year.

You can get a head start on the registration process by browsing our online course catalog. Use the same username and password that you were given for your Simmons email account to log in. Your adviser will help you choose appropriate classes that fulfill the required courses for a Simmons degree and your intended major.

Download the Course Catalog

Living on Campus

Simmons has a beautiful gated residence campus with nine halls, a variety of rooming options, theme communities, and special interest floors. Many activities and events occur on the residential campus as well. Visit the Campus Life site to learn about your housing options and see photographs of Simmons halls.

Visit Residence Life

Your Simmons ID

Accepted students receive ID numbers in their acceptance letter or can request it from the admission office. Students receive IDs at Fall Orientation, or soon after.

About Your Simmons ID

You can now submit your photo for your Simmons Student ID online. When you submit your photo online, your ID will be ready for pick up at the Campus Card Office at the start of the semester.

Submit Your ID Photo Online

Accessing your Simmons Email

Once you submit a deposit you will be sent a packet of information about enrolling at Simmons. Within this packet will be information about accessing your Simmons email account. It is important to regularly check this account before coming to Simmons, as information about orientation and registration will be sent here. If you do not have your login information please call the Help Desk (617-521-2222) to request it. You must have your Simmons ID number available when you call.

Learn How to Access Your Email Account

Computers & Technology

If you are going to purchase a computer before you come to school, we recommend you buy a desktop or laptop meeting the Simmons minimum computer specifications. Technology also recommends that you purchase the Microsoft Office suite (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word). Simmons students are eligible for discounts on computers and software through select retailers.

Other useful items to purchase include:

  • USB flash drive to use to carry files around
  • Surge protector

Visit Technology's New Student page for more helpful tips

Living in Boston

Boston is "America's College Town," and Simmons is located in the Fenway area, right in the heart of the city. This area is home to Fenway Stadium, as well as many other colleges, a variety of restaurants, easy access to public transportation, the Muddy River, and the Back Bay Fens, a large picturesque park and urban wild. Click the links below to learn more about the neighborhood, Boston weather, and purchasing a discounted MBTA (public transportation) pass.

Insider's Guide to Boston MBTA Pass

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Important Links

What Should I Bring?

Things for your room, for your desk, for the bathroom and laundry ... check out this helpful list of what to bring to campus.

Blogs

Keep up with the latest news and info. Visit the College's official blog, "300 The Fenway," and check out some of the other blogs on campus.

Still have questions?

The Office of Undergraduate Admission is here to help! Don't hesitate to call us at 800-345-8468 or email at ugadm@simmons.edu

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