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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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Spring: Nov 1st
Fall: June 1st

What is the Boston Semester at Simmons?

The Boston Semester at Simmons is a 16-credit semester that integrates course work, internships, and optional community service or service learning opportunities in the Greater Boston area to students enrolled in the program.   Boston Semester students may also take advantage of Simmons's many connections with local for- and non-profit organizations to gain experience in a profession through a 4-credit internship. Finally, through service learning or community service options, Boston Semester students may participate in activities designed to strengthen communities.

What are some Simmons courses that might be of special interest to Boston Semester students?

A number of Simmons courses focus on urban issues or take advantage of Simmons unique location or relationship with other institutions in Boston. Some examples are Politics of Cities, Architecture of Boston, and Schools in an Era of Change. For more information, see the Simmons course catalog.

Are there any extracurricular activities?

You bet! There's plenty to do in Boston and there is always a lot happening right here at Simmons. Simmons has more than 50 student organizations, as well as varsity athletics teams, intramural and just-for-fun activities, and year round activities and events to add zest to your life outside the classroom. Find out how to get involved: Campus Life at Simmons.

When is the Boston Semester at Simmons offered?

The Boston Semester at Simmons will be offered each fall and spring semesters.

What is the tuition for the Boston Semester?

Tuition for the Boston Semester is $17,600. The cost for room and board is $7688, and there is a $510 fee that covers student activities and access to the services at the Simmons Health Center. Students who do not provide proof of health insurance are required to pay an additional fee for accident and health insurance coverage. Please inquire about financial aid at your home college or university.

Does Simmons offer accommodations?

On-campus housing is available on the Simmons College residence campus, a traditional New England quadrangle in an urban setting. The Holmes Sports Center includes an Olympic size pool, sauna, weight room, indoor track, basketball gymnasium, squash and racquetball courts, rowing room, dance room, and exercise machines.

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Can I transfer credits earned at Simmons to my home institution?

All Boston Semester courses will likely satisfy undergraduate requirements at your college or university. Please refer to the Simmons course catalog to help your college or university determine which credits taken at Simmons may be accepted for transfer. You will need to complete and submit the Course Approval-Registration-Transcript Form.

Note: Enrollment in classes is contingent on space availability and instructor's consent

Who is eligible to apply to the Boston Semester at Simmons?

Students who have completed two semesters of study at a fully accredited, four-year college or university, with a minimum 2.5 GPA are eligible to apply. The Boston Semester at Simmons, as well as most of our graduate programs, is open to both women and men.

How do I apply to the Boston Semester at Simmons?

Print and complete the Boston Semester at Simmons application and forms.

Mail the application and required forms to:

Boston Semester at Simmons
Simmons College
Office of Undergraduate Admission
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115.

Please note application deadlines.

How and when will I be notified if I have been accepted to the Boston Semester at Simmons?

You will be notified of your acceptance to the program by email, if you have provided an address on your application form, or by hard copy mail. In either case, you will be notified within 21 days of your application being complete.

What if I have more questions?

Email questions to bostonsemester@simmons.edu. Or call 617.521.2051 for program and application information. For course, internship, or community service information, contact Professor Stephen London at 617.521.2590 or stephen.london@simmons.edu.