New Student Information

Congratulations on your acceptance to the School of Management at Simmons College! 

SOM Building

Use the Next Steps & Resources document to help you prepare for the start of the semester. This document will serve as your guide to ensure you've got everything in order. The document will reference the "Important Links" that you can find at the bottom of this page.

Foundations of Business

Foundations of Business (Foundations) is a non credit, intensive orientation program and the first required course at Simmons. Foundations will provide you with an opportunity to learn about academic standards, as well as become acquainted with the SOM, and all the resources that are available to you. It is also a great opportunity to meet your fellow classmates and our  faculty members.

The Foundations dates for all Fall 2014 admitted students are as follows:

  • Tuesday, August 26,5pm-9pm
  • Wednesday, August 27, 5pm-9pm*
  • Thursday, August 28, 5pm-9pm *
  • Tuesday, September 2, 5pm-9pm
  • Wednesday, September 3, 5pm-9pm*

*For FULL TIME SOM STUDENTS: 3 supplementary, required sessions have been scheduled on:

  • Wednesday, August 27, 1:30-4:30pm **
  • Thursday, August 28, 1:30-4:30pm **
  • Wednesday, September 3, 1:30-4:30pm **

**These sessions will be co-lead by Agnes Ebbs, Director of  Career Services, Georgette Arato, Career Services Advisor, Prof. Indra Guertler, Chair of Foundations, and Mary Dutkiewicz, Associate Dean. 

SOM Academic Programs Office (APO)

Now that you are part of the Simmons College community, the SOM Academic Programs Office will be your primary contact for information and guidance throughout your studies. To help make your transition as smooth as possible, we have provided some information on this site that we beleieve will be useful to you. The Academic Programs Office staff is available to assist you with any questions and/or concerns you may have. We are thrilled to welcome you to the Simmons School of Management and look forward to meeting you. We are located on the 3rd floor of the SOM building directly across from the elevators.

Financial Aid Resources

Students beginning in Fall 2014, who are registered for 5 credits or more and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may be eligible for financial aid under the Federal Stafford Loan program.

To apply or for more information please visit:

Simmons College Resources

Simmons College has some great benefits and resources available from the Main Campus (including Registrar's Office, Academic Support, Beatley Library, Simmons Bookstore, Counseling Center, Financial Aid, Health and Sports Center, and Public Safety).

Students with Disabilities or Special Learning Needs

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for students with documented physical, sensory, systemic, cognitive, learning and psychiatric disabilities. If you have a disability and anticipate that you will need a reasonable accommodation during class, it is important that you contact the Academic Support Center at 617.521.2474 early in the semester. Students with disabilities who receive accommodations are also encouraged to contact their instructors to discuss their individual needs.

Important Links: 

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