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Transfer Students

Welcome! If you decide to transfer to Simmons, you won't be alone. Each year, more than 60 students transfer here, attracted by our highly respected academic programs and welcoming, supportive community. As you prepare your Simmons application materials, remember that our admission staff is here to give you the information, advice, and the personal attention you need to make the process go smoothly.

If you are an adult student (24 years of age or older) and wish to transfer credits from another institution, you should apply through the Dix Scholars Program.

Please note: A student is only considered a transfer student if she has earned 17 or more credits in a degree-seeking program. Students who have earned 16 our less credits, in a degree seeking program or not, must apply as a first-year student.

Admission Requirements

The recommended grade point average (GPA) is a 2.8 for transfer students. You may transfer up to 80 semester hours of credit for courses passed with a grade of C or better at an accredited institution. Additional transfer requirements include:

  • $55 Application Fee*
  • High School Transcript(s)
  • College Transcript(s)**
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • College Essay
  • Essay - Reasons for Transfer (one page)
  • College Recommendations (Adviser and Faculty)
  • Mid-term Grade Report

While not required, we strongly recommend an interview. Talking to you in person is the best way for us to learn about each other and make sure Simmons is the right fit.

**Official transcripts should be sent directly by the institutions to:

Office of Undergraduate Admission
Simmons College
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115-5898

Note that once you submit your materials, we aren't able to return them, so please make copies of any original material.

Honors Program

The Simmons Honors Program is designed for students with strong analytical and writing skills and an eagerness for intellectual challenge. You can apply for consideration by submitting the Honors supplement with your Simmons online or print application. Learn more about the Honors Program »

*Apply for Free!

Use any of our Online Application options and we'll waive the $55 application fee.

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Transferring Credits

In general, we grant credit for any course taken at another accredited institution, provided a comparable course is offered by Simmons. Up to 80 semester hours of credit may be transferred for courses passed with a minimum grade of C or better.

To be eligible for a Simmons undergraduate degree, you must complete at least 48 semester hours of credit (equivalent to three semesters, full-time) at Simmons. The number of credits you transfer to Simmons College will determine your academic standing upon entering Simmons. Grades earned for transfer courses will not be averaged into the Simmons GPA or appear on the Simmons transcript.

  • Fewer than 32 credits: First-year student
  • 32 to 63 credits: Sophomore
  • 64 to 80 credits: Junior

For more information, you can download the Transfer of Credit Booklet (PDF)

Transfer Credit Evaluation

A transfer credit evaluation (TCE) can help you better understand which of your previously taken courses will transfer into Simmons. Please note that all admitted or waitlisted applicants will receive a transfer credit evaluation shortly after acceptance.

Preliminary Transfer Credit Evaluation

During the application process, students may request a preliminary transfer credit evaluation. Please follow the below guidelines when requesting a preliminary transfer credit evaluation:

  1. Request that ALL official college transcripts be sent to YOU from the institutions you attended.
  2. Send ALL official college transcripts to the Simmons College Office of Undergraduate Admission in one large envelope with a written request for a preliminary transfer credit evaluation.
  3. Please allow several weeks for the evaluation. If you have any questions or concerns regarding requesting a preliminary transfer credit evaluation, please contact your admission counselor.

Thinking about Nursing?

Each year, we admit transfer students into our nursing program. Some have completed their nursing prerequisites at another institution, and some complete their nursing prerequisites at Simmons before beginning the nursing sequence, which begins each fall.

Learn more about applying to the Nursing program as a transfer student »

Application Deadlines

Simmons reviews applications on a continual basis. If you cannot meet the preferred application deadline for transfer students, but still wish to apply, please contact us.

  Fall Semester Spring Semester
Deadline Preferred Deadline April 1 November 1
Notification Date Rolling Rolling


If you have questions about transferring to Simmons, you may contact your transfer student admission counselor directly. Find your counselor »

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