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Support services for Simmons students

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You’ll receive outstanding support when you apply to Simmons University with Kaplan, and our staff will be there to help you along the way.

When you arrive at Simmons, you’ll benefit from their specialized student services, which offer everything from academic support and career development to fun residential communities and social activities.

Application and pre-arrival support from Kaplan

The US university admissions process can be complex, so we’re here to answer any questions you may have, and to make sure your application best reflects your unique skills and strengths. We also provide free advice on how to apply for your US student visa, and will remind you about important deadlines and actions.

When you apply to study at Simmons through Kaplan, you don’t need to pay an application fee and, if you’re applying for admission to Year 1, you won’t need to get outside assessments of your transcripts. Additionally, if you don’t have an official English test score, you can contact us to arrange to take the free Kaplan iBT or Duolingo English tests. Both of these English tests are accepted by Simmons University.

As a first-year student, you’ll live in either Meswick Hall, Morse Hall, Simmons Hall or South Hall. You’ll share with first-year roommates, usually in double or triple rooms. All of these residence halls have a living room, kitchen(s), laundry facilities, and shared bathrooms on each. See housing and meal costs at Simmons.

These dormitories are located on the residence campus, which very close to the main campus and has everything you need to live comfortably. First-year students sign up for a meal plan, which means you can choose from a wide variety of flexible and great-value dining options. Your meal plan gives you access to 5 dining locations across the residence and academic campuses.

Academic support

The Center for Student Success (CSS) is where students can go to ask questions related to US academic and student life, tutoring, writing support, work authorization, and internships. CSS staff are there to help you be successful academically, professionally, and personally.

Career development

The Career Education Center helps students develop the skills and knowledge needed to make informed decisions about their careers. You can access resources to help you find internships and job opportunities, improve your networking and interviewing skills, and much more.

For example, you could take advantage of personalized career coaching, mock interview days, career fairs, alumni career forums and skill-building workshops, to name just a few services on offer.

100% of students participate in real-world learning experiences

such as internships, clinicals, fieldwork, research projects

Long history of employer partnerships

including 450+ clinics and hospitals

91% of Simmons bachelor’s degree students are employed or in further studies within 6 months of graduation

Social activities

Simmons has 80+ clubs and organizations for students, with everything from the Multicultural International Student Organization to Model UN, so you’ll find a group to suit you and your interests.

In addition, Simmons University is part of the Colleges of the Fenway, a group of 5 colleges located in or near Boston’s popular Fenway area. This gives you the opportunity to attend classes at other Fenway colleges, enjoy mixed sporting events, attend special social activities, and join a network of 20,000 students.

Watch some videos about getting involved at Simmons.

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