Admitted First Year Student Checklist

Congratulations again on your admission!  Now that you have been accepted to Simpson it is time to take the next steps.  Following the steps below will ensure your first year at Simpson is a success!


  • VISIT! Whether it is your first time on campus or a return visit, there is no better way to experience Simpson for yourself and confirm it is the right fit for you!
  • File the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at Be sure to list Simpson College with our code, 001887.
  • Financial assistance awards will be mailed beginning in mid January.  The award will include all Simpson, state and federal financial assistance for which you are eligible.
  • Save the date- Friday, March 29, 2019!  You are invited to attend our ACCESS SIMPSON: ADMITTED STUDENT DAY.  This is a great opportunity to interact with administrators, faculty, students, and alumni… lots of information and a fun way to complete your college search process.
  • Submit your $200 ENROLLMENT DEPOSIT.  This will secure your place in the entering class.
  • Once you have paid your enrollment deposit, in the spring watch the mail for your username and password for SC CONNECT.  This secure online access provides you information about housing, orientation and registration as well as many helpful links and resources to help you prepare for your Simpson Experience!
  • Log into SC CONNECT and complete your HOUSING CONTRACT and roommate questionnaire.
  • Explore the different options for your SIMPSON COLLOQUIUM (SC101) CLASS
  • Plan to attend one of the SUMMER ORIENTATION/ REGISTRATION DAYS. Be sure to officially sign up using your SC CONNECT account.
  • Return your SIGNED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AWARD to the Office of Financial Assistance.  Keep the other copy for your records.
  • Upon graduation, ask your guidance counselor to send your final OFFICIAL HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT to the Office of Admissions.
  • Send your official AP scores and/or college transcripts to the Simpson College Office of Admissions.  It is recommended to send these before Orientation if possible, so your advisor can help you plan out your Simpson class schedule.
  • Check your mail in July for RESIDENCE HALL and ROOMMATE assignments.
  • Make sure Simpson has a copy of your HEALTH FORM on file by August 1st.  This form can be found in your SC Connect Account.
  • GET YOUR SIMPSON GEAR! The college bookstore is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-5p.m. Questions about books next fall? Call 515-961-1635.
  • MOVE TO SIMPSON on Saturday, August 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.! Don’t worry about all those boxes… Simpson students and staff will be outside your residence hall to do the heavy lifting and help you get settled.
  • FALL ORIENTATION/WELCOME WEEK begins on Saturday, August 25 and lasts through Monday, August 27.
  • CLASSES BEGIN on Tuesday, August 28.