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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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Apply for Nursing by January 1st!

The priority deadline for the Fall 2015 nursing sequences is coming up!  Submit your application and all supporting materials by January 1st to be included in the priority review for nursing.   The nursing sequences sometimes fill up months before... read more »

Meet Simmons in your area this winter!

Our adult students come to Simmons from a variety of backgrounds. This winter, your Simmons admission counselors  will be visiting prospective students at their colleges and workplaces . Check out our December and January visit schedule below to see when we'll... read more »

Announcing our Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship!

The Office of Undergraduate Admission is excited to announce that we will be offering a Phi Theta Kappa scholarship beginning in 2015.  The scholarship is $2000 per year and is available to members of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor... read more »

Have you read the Career Education Center's blog lately?

The Career Education Center (CEC) has one of our favorite blogs on campus (aside from Sightings, of course.) They offer helpful tips on everything from networking to economic trends - literally, you're "one stop shop" for career advice!  Last month, CEC Coordinator... read more »

Application deadline extended to 12/1!

Interested in attending Simmons in the spring? It's not too late! Apply today! Due to increased interest, we have extended the spring application deadline until December 1st. Apply online or contact your admission counselor for more information.  Don't forget to schedule a personalized visit where you can tour... read more »

Apply for the Spring by November 1st!

The spring 2015 application deadline is November 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... read more »

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

Tip #6: "There is always a cost to your education; but there is no deeper personal reward." - Nanette Savides, Sociology major