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

If you are starting a new application for Fall 2018 or Spring 2019, please follow one of the links below!

First Year Application    Common Application    Transfer Application

If you are starting a new application for Fall 2019 or later, please follow one of the links 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.
  • Optional: You may also submit the Educator’s Recommendation form (webpage version) or (pdf version) to help the admissions committee learn more about you and your academic goals. This form is not required.
  • 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.