Required State Disclosures
The SocialWork@Simmons program is exempt from authorization under AS 14.48 and 20 AAC 17 because the program is online or distance delivered and does not have a physical presence in the state.
This institution is authorized by: The Indiana Board for Proprietary Education. 101 W. Ohio St., Suite 670, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1984
In compliance with Iowa Code Section 261.9(1) (g), a student enrolled in the SocialWork@Simmons program who is a member, or the spouse of a member (if the member has a dependent child), of the Iowa national guard or reserve forces of the United States and who is ordered to state military service or federal service or duty, shall have the following options made available to them:
i. Student(s) may withdraw from their entire registration and receive a full refund of tuition and mandatory fees.
ii. Student(s) may make arrangements with the student's instructors for course grades, or for incompletes that shall be completed by the student at a later date. If such arrangements are made, the student's registration shall remain intact and tuition and mandatory fees shall be assessed for the courses in full.
iii. Student(s) may make arrangements with only some of the student's instructors for grades, or for incompletes that shall be completed by the student at a later date. If such arrangements are made, the registration for those courses shall remain intact and tuition and mandatory fees shall be assessed for those courses. Any course for which arrangements cannot be made for grades or incompletes shall be considered dropped and the tuition and mandatory fees for the course refunded.
Simmons College is registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission to offer online education.
Simmons College is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes section 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.
A student may withdraw after beginning instruction or submitting lesson materials, effective upon appearance at the institution or deposit of a written statement of withdrawal for delivery (as defined above), and the institution shall be entitled to retain no more than $200 in tuition or fees as registration charges or an alternative amount that the institution can demonstrate to have been expended in undertaking that particular student’s instruction plus a pro rata amount of any additional tuition and fees earned and paid according to the following schedule:
|DATE OF WITHDRAWAL AS A PERCENT OF THE ENROLLMENT PERIOD FOR WHICH THE STUDENT WAS OBLIGATED||PORTION OF TUITION AND FEES OBLIGATED AND PAID THAT ARE ELIGIBLE TO BE RETAINED BY THE INSTITUTION|
|Within 1st 10 percent||10 percent|
|Within 2nd 10 percent||25 percent|
|Within 3rd 10 percent||40 percent|
|Within 4th 10 percent||55 percent|
|Within 5th 10 percent||70 percent|
|Within 6th 10 percent||85 percent|
The Oregon Office of Degree Authorization requires a different refund policy for Oregon students. The following chart illustrates the refund schedule for Oregon students for Simmons’ standard 14 week terms:
|WEEKS INTO TERM||PERCENT REFUND|
|1 week (1-7 days)||100%|
|2 weeks (8-14 days)||92.86%|
|3 weeks (15-21 days)||85.72%|
|4 weeks (22-28 days)||78.58%|
|5 weeks (29-35 days)||71.44%|
|6 weeks (36-42 days)||64.30%|
|7 weeks (43-49 days)||57.16%|
|8-14 weeks (50-98 days)||0%|
After exhausting the institution's grievance/complaint process, current, former, and prospective students may initiate a complaint with THECB by sending the required forms either by electronic mail to StudentComplaints@thecb.state.tx.us or by mail to:
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
College Readiness and Success Division
P.O. Box 12788
Austin, Texas 78711-2788
Facsimile transmissions of the forms are not accepted.
All submitted complaints must include a student complaint form, a signed Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Consent and Release form, and a THECB Consent and Agreement Form. Submitted complaints regarding students with disabilities shall also include a signed Authorization to Disclose Medical Record Information form.
The following forms are required to start the complaint process:
- Student Complaint and Release Forms
- Authorization to Disclose Medical Record Information (Required if a disability is alleged)
Full details can be found on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's Student Complaint website.
Simmons College is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Simmons College to offer field placement components for specific degree programs. The Council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization by the Council does not carry with it an endorsement by the Council of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The transferability of credits earned at Simmons College is at the discretion of the receiving college, university, or other educational institution. Students considering transferring to any institution should not assume that credits earned in any program of study at Simmons College will be accepted by the receiving institution. Similarly, the ability of a degree, certificate, diploma, or other academic credential earned at Simmons College to satisfy an admission requirement of another institution is at the discretion of the receiving institution.
Accreditation does not guarantee credentials or credits earned at Simmons College will be accepted by or transferred to another institution. To minimize the risk of having to repeat coursework, students should contact the receiving institution in advance for evaluation and determination of transferability of credits and/or acceptability of degrees, diplomas, or certificates earned.