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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
Wed, Oct 22, 2014
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Adult Undergraduate Information Session Learn about our program for women who are over the age of 24 or seeking a second bachelor's degree. Register now »
Wed, Nov 12, 2014
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Adult Undergraduate Information Session Learn about our program for women who are over the age of 24 or seeking a second bachelor's degree. Register now »
Sat, Nov 22, 2014
9:00 - 10:30 am
Adult and Transfer Nursing Information Session For adult and transfer students interested in getting a BSN. Register now »
Tue, Dec 9, 2014
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Adult Undergraduate Information Session Learn about our program for women who are over the age of 24 or seeking a second bachelor's degree. Register now »

Recent Blog Posts

It's Even Easier to Bike to Simmons!

Back in May, Sightings covered the many resources available to students who bike to campus.  Now, we are excited to announce another great resource for cyclists; Simmons recently installed two self-service bike repair stations on campus! One is located on the academic... read more »

Earn Credit for Life and Work Experience

On Thursday, September 18th, come visit Simmons to learn how to earn up to 24 college credits for your life and work experience.  Our Credit for Prior Learning workshop will teach you how your experience can be transferred into college credits... read more »

Visit Simmons This Fall!

Simmons College is excited to announce the dates of our fall admission events for adult undergraduates.  Come visit us and learn more about our programs and services, how to apply, financial aid, and why adult women choose Simmons!  Click below... read more »

Adult Student Orientation

Did you know that we provide personalized Orientation for Dix Scholars who are joining the Simmons community?  "This is a way for new adult students to connect with admission, meet with an adviser and register for classes, discuss financial aid with Student... read more »

Apply now for 2015!

We are excited to announce that the Spring, Summer, and Fall 2015 applications for admission are now available!  Apply online and we'll waive the application fee.  Be sure the use the Dix Scholar application, as the questions are tailored to adult... read more »

Meet Elisa Aigamaua '14!

Sightings recently spoke to Elisa Aigamaua, who graduated earlier this year with a major in Biostatistics and minor in Scientific Computation.  She told us about her experience at Simmons and her post-graduation plans! Hillary Fundin and Elisa Aigamaua at graduation.... read more »

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

Tip #11: "Go with a private college because you’re a person and not a number." - Jill Hurtibise, Political Science major