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Dix Scholars Program for Adult Students

Dix Scholars Program for Adult Students

The Dorothea Lynde Dix Scholars program, designed for women who are 24 years or older, provides adult women with the opportunity to benefit from the unique combination of liberal arts and sciences, as well as professional study that Simmons undergraduate programs offer.

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If you're thinking, "How can I possibly do this?" you are in good company. Many successful adult students and alumnae once felt overwhelmed at the prospect of going back to school, mastering new technology, and finding the time to study and "be a student" while balancing work, family, and numerous other obligations. The truth is, adult students—women like you—comprise approximately 25 percent of our undergraduate student body and often attain higher grade point averages than do younger students.

The moment you decide to apply to Simmons, our admission staff is ready to help. We personalize our admission process to fit busy, often complex lives of forward thinking women like you. Take some time to explore our site, request more information, or contact us with questions. We look forward to getting to know you!

Turn your life experience into college credits through the Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) program. Learn more in a recent blog post »

Upcoming Admission Events

Date Admission Event
Tue, Apr 22, 2014
5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Adult Undergraduate Information Session Register now »
Thu, May 22, 2014
5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Adult Information Session (Credit for Prior Learning Workshop) Register now »

Recent Blog Posts

Connect with Simmons in your Area this May!

Our adult students come to Simmons from a variety of backgrounds. Throughout the year, your Simmons admission counselors criss-cross the country to visit prospective students at their colleges and workplaces . Check out our May visit schedule below to see when we'll... read more »

Happy Birthday, Dorothea Lynde Dix!

April 4th marked the birth date of Dorothea Lynde Dix, the namesake of the Dix Scholars program here at Simmons.  But who was Dorothea Dix?  Dix was a social activist in the 19th century.  In early life, she was an educator,... read more »

March is National Nutrition Month!

Each March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics sponsors National Nutrition Month.  More and more adult students are choosing to study Nutrition at Simmons, so now is a great time to explore your options within the field!  Here are some resources... read more »

Connect with Simmons in your Area this April!

Our adult students come to Simmons from a variety of backgrounds. Throughout the year, your Simmons admission counselors criss-cross the country to visit prospective students at their colleges and workplaces . Check out our April visit schedule below to see when we'll... read more »

Simmons Alumnae are Tech-Savvy!

Adult students come to us with a variety of backgrounds and levels of experience with technology.   We require all students to fulfill the Information Technology and Literacy Competency, or iComps, by the end of their third semester at Simmons.  ... read more »

Apply for the Summer by April 1st!

The summer 2014 application deadline is April 1st. Don't wait another semester to jump start your education!  Click here to learn how to apply.  Because we're so close to the deadline, here are some tips from our admission counselors on how to get everything done: Start... read more »

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Tips for prospective Adult Students... from current Adult Students

Tip #8: "It’s pretty normal to feel terrified when starting your first semester! Take time to meet individually with your first professors and to acknowledge being scared." - Jill Hurtibise, Political Science major