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Admission to the Honors Program is highly selective. The Program is designed for students with strong analytical and writing skills. Most students enter as Freshman, though exceptional sophmores, Dix, and Transfer students may be invited to apply as well (see below for details). Students who have excellent academic records and who are eager for intellectual challenge are encouraged to apply.

Choose one of the following methods to start your application:

The Honors Application is also part of the Simmons Online Application, so you can complete it when you apply to Simmons.


Freshman entry

Interested students should complete the application for the Honors Program (online or via mail), and submit it to the Admissions offfice, along with their application to the college. An Honors Steering Committee reviews each application and selects the entering class. The application deadline for the Honors Program is February 1st.

Sophomore entry

We have set aside 10-15 slots per year for Simmons students who wish to join the Honors Program in their sophomore year. Each January, a letter is sent to first-year students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better, inviting their application to the Program. Applications are due the first week of April and a decision is reached before the end of registration period for the fall semester.

Transfer and Dix Scholars

Generally, transfer students and Dix scholars who have fewer than 40 credits will benefit most from the Honors curriculum.

For more information, please call Professor Mary Jane Treacy, director of the Honors Program, at 617-521-2233.