Applying to Simpson College

Students WalkingStudents who thrive at Simpson have a passion for learning, are engaged in their community, and have hope for their future.  We are excited you are considering applying to Simpson College!  Your admissions counselor is here to help you through the admission process and we look forward to meeting you and reading your application!

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis beginning early fall and continuing on a space available basis. Admission to Simpson College is based on your academic record, extracurricular activities, and potential for success in a rigorous liberal arts curriculum.

**If you started an application online prior to 9-29-15, you still have access to that application. Please click here to complete and submit it. 

If you have questions about this application, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 515-961-1624.


If you are just starting a new application please follow the link below! 

First Year Application    Common Application    Transfer Application

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First-Year Applicant Checklist

  • Complete application for admission (no application fee required)
  • Request high school transcripts reflecting academic work completed through your junior year to be sent to the Simpson College Office of Admissions, 701 N C St, Indianola, IA 50125.
  • When requesting your transcript, please also have your counselor complete the counselor recommendation/high school report form.
  • Official results of the ACT and/or SAT-I should be sent directly to the Office of Admissions.  Simpson ACT code is 1354; SAT-I code is 6650. SAT Subject tests are not required.  Writing portions are not required.