To get started on your Simmons SLIS application, choose the link below:

After submitting your application, you can check your application status. Please allow at least three business days for received documents to be reflected on your application status page.

Send in Your Application Materials

To submit your transcripts and test scores, please mail them to:

SLIS Office of Admission
Simmons College
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

Admissions Requirements

All Digital Stewardship Certificate applicants must have attained a master's degree or equivalent in the field of library and information science (LIS), archives management, or another field relevant to digital stewardship.

You should also have a strong professional interest in the information technologies relevant to digital objects and collections in libraries, archives, museums, or research data collections in the public or private sector.

The online application requires you to submit the following items:

  • Current résumé
  • Statement of Purpose: in 250-500 words, please tell us how your Master's degree and/or job experience is related to digital stewardship. Also explain what information technology skills you currently have, and what new or expanded technology skills you might be interested in acquiring through the program.
  • All transcripts related to your master's degree(s). (If you graduated from Simmons, please have an unofficial copy of your transcript emailed to or you may request a transcript from the Registrar's Office. If you completed coursework at an institution other than Simmons, you will need to send an official copy of your transcript(s).

After your application and supporting documents are received, your file will be sent to the DSC Program Director for review. You will be emailed about our admission decision.


Fall (September) - May 1

After the deadline has passed, applications will be accepted on a space-available basis. If you are interested in applying after the deadline, please contact our office at or 617-521-2868.