Internal - Current Students

Registration Information


AARC is the Simmons course registration system. It is accessed through the Simmons Connection. You will need your student user name and password to log in to Simmons Connection. Please note, before using AARC to register you MUST activate your Simmons account with your user ID number. Information about activation was mailed to your home address.

To activate your account, please visit: and follow the directions.

Course Registration

All registration information will be sent to you via email at the beginning of June.


  • Moodle is the Simmons University online learning system which provides the online framework for all courses at the SSW.
  • From Moodle, you will access all course syllabi, as well as class handouts, journal articles and class communications.
  • Use your username and password to logon to the Simmons Connection and then Moodle.
  • Each semester (fall, January, and summer), course syllabi will be available on Moodle approximately 10 days prior to semester start.

Wait-list Policy

Students must use the AARC automatic wait-list system when wishing to be in line for a closed/full class. Professors cannot override the system and add students to their classes. The student should not contact the professor and ask to be put into the class.

Wait-listed students should monitor their Simmons email for further information and for notification they may enroll in an open seat. Students only have 72 hours from when notified via Simmons email to make the change and register for the open seat or they will be automatically removed from the wait-list and the seat will be offered to the next student on the wait-list.


If you have any difficulty with the registration process on AARC, please contact the Registrar’s Office at 617 521-2111 or [email protected].

For other technical issues, please contact the Service Desk at 617-521-2222 (M-F 9AM- 6PM).

If you have question regarding planning your academic schedule, please contact the Sandra Bailly at [email protected], or Larissa Douglas, MSW Program Manager at [email protected].