Admission Process & Deadlines

Students who thrive at Simpson have a passion for learning, are engaged in their community, and have hope for their future.  We are excited your student is considering applying to Simpson College!  Your student’s admissions counselor is here to help you and your student through the admission process.

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

Applications are reviewed individually by an admissions committee comprised of Admissions Staff and Simpson faculty.  Members of the committee consider various academic factors and secondary factors as indicators of a student’s potential to succeed at Simpson.   Primary factors include, but are not limited to, high school GPA, course selection, ACT or SAT scores, and academic achievement.  Secondary factors include, but are not limited to, extracurricular activities, awards, service, community involvement, and work experience.

Your student has three ways they can apply to Simpson.  They can apply using our online application.  If they are applying to other colleges using the Common Application they can simply add Simpson College to schools they want their application sent to.  Students also have the option of printing out a pdf of the application and mailing it to the Office of Admissions.


Apply online now!    Common Application  Printable Version


First-Year Applicant Checklist

  • Complete application for admission (no application fee required)
  • Request high school transcripts reflecting academic work completed through your student’s junior year to be sent to the Simpson College Office of Admissions.
  • When requesting a transcript, please also have your student’s 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 sections are not required.