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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 »

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Recent Blog Posts

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 »

Apply for the Fall by July 1st!

The fall 2014 application deadline is July 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:... read more »

Nursing Information Sessions Added for Summer!

Simmons College is pleased to announce that additional Nursing information sessions will be held in July and August!   In this session, you'll learn about the classes, clinical experience, the application process, and the different options to complete your BSN.  Click... read more »

Experience the New Art & Music Portfolio!

We have exciting news from the Department of Art & Music!  The department recently launched a portfolio website "showcasing creative and academic work by students, and the professional achievements of our alums," said Colleen Kiely, Associate Professor of Art.  ... read more »

Congratulations to the Class of 2014!

The Simmons College Class of 2014 graduated on Friday, May 9th.  Congratulations from all of us at the Dix Scholars Blog!  Check out the Commencement Connect page for more coverage. Graduation might seem a long time away, especially if you haven't been... 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