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Transfer applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships when their application is reviewed.
At Simmons, we are committed to honoring the hard work you have already put into your education. As a transfer student, you will be able to build on previous coursework and life experiences, while working toward a degree from a nationally recognized private university.
Students transfer to Simmons for...
If you are over the age of 24, or are seeking a second bachelor's degree you are qualified for the Dix Scholars Program, Simmons program for adult students. Learn more about the Dix Scholars program »
If you have earned 16 credits or less at another institution, then you are considered a first year student. Check out the main Admissions page »
Want to really get the feel for Simmons? Come visit! At our Transfer Information Sessions, you can tour the campus, learn about financial aid and merit scholarships, get an insider's scoop on the application process, and have all of your questions answered by the admissions staff. If you can't attend, contact Undergraduate Admissions to answer your questions.
Our counselors regularly visit community colleges around New England, where they can answer questions, discuss the application process, and give information about programs and financial aid. Find out if a counselor will be at your school.
|Date||Time||High School/Fair Name|
September 28, 2011
|10:00-1:00 pm||MassBay Community College|
October 5, 2011
|10:00-1:00||Roxbury Community College|
October 12, 2011
|10:00- 12:00||Holyoke Community College|
October 19, 2011
|9:30 am- 1:30 pm||Massasoit Community College|
October 19, 2011
|10:00-1:00 pm||Northern Essex Community College|
October 20, 2011
|11:00- 1:00||Asnuntuck Community College|
October 24, 2011
|4:00- 6:00 pm||Bunker Hill Community College|
October 25, 2011
|9:30 am- 1:00 pm||Bunker Hill Community College|
October 27, 2011
|10:00-1:00 pm||Manchester Community College|
October 31, 2011
|10:00-1:00 pm||North Shore Community College - Lynn|
November 1, 2011
|9:45-1:15 pm||Middlesex Community College|
November 2, 2011
|10:00- 1:00||North Shore Community College - Danvers|
November 3, 2011
November 7, 2011
|8:30 am-1:00 pm||Bristol Community College|
November 16, 2011
|10:00-1:00 pm, 3:00-6:00 pm||Nashua Community College|
October 20, 2011
|10:30-1:00||Cape Cod Community College|
If you can't make the date we'll be at your school, contact us and we'll fill you in!
Simmons allows up to 80 semester hours to be transferred from another accredited institution with certain requirements. If you are worried about how many courses will transfer to Simmons, you may request a preliminary transfer credit evaluation during the application process.
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.
Simmons has a beautiful, tree-lined residential campus, with nine dormitories, the Holmes Sports Center, and Bartol Dining Hall. Many transfer students choose to live on campus, where they can enjoy the convenience of being near class, meeting new people, and becoming part of the warm and welcoming Simmons community.
"Coming in as a transfer to Simmons College my sophomore year I was worried about getting accustomed to living in the city, fitting into a new community, navigating an all-women's college, and finding my niche. I quickly got involved through the Scott/Ross Center for Community Service and the Colleges of the Fenway, met friends that would stay with me through (and after) graduation, and found ways to make change as a vital part of my community. Those experiences have translated into the work I'm doing now in my professional career. Transferring to Simmons was the best decision I ever made!"
Kaitie Chakoian, Class of 2009
"Simmons was always my first choice school, and now that I'm here I appreciate the fact that the College offers so many different opportunities for me to explore my horizons. I plan on studying abroad while at Simmons and completing an internship next summer!"
Victoria Nsanga '12
"Coming in as a transfer student my junior year of college, I was unsure of what Simmons would be like. However, I would not trade my experience at Simmons for anything. Being at an all women's college has helped me grow and understand myself in ways I never would have if I stayed at my previous institution."
Erika Howe '11
Many Simmons grads once thought that a women's college wasn't for them because they wanted a variety of friends, they weren't dedicated feminists, or they were already confident... but once they got the facts, they realized how much they had to gain.
Get the facts about attending a women's college »