Music Transfer Students

Transfer Students

A Note from the Chair of the Department of Music, Dr. Timothy A. McMillin:


Thank you for your interest in Music at Simpson!  As you get to know more about the Department of Music at Simpson College, I am confident you will find that the assurances of high quality instruction and personal attention our students enjoy manifest themselves whether you are planning to be at Simpson College for four years, three years or even less time.

You will find that we welcome transfer students into the family that is Music at Simpson, and I personally encourage you to consult the resources included on this page to examine Simpson’s music degree requirements and standard course transfers for many institutions in our area.  If you have further questions about degree completion or would like to schedule a time to discuss a personalized plan for your success at Simpson, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly.

Students who complete degrees in music at Simpson College enjoy exceptional success in both graduate school placements and when entering the job market. I look forward to discussing your musical aspirations and how Music at Simpson can help you make them a reality.


Dr. Timothy A. McMillin
Chair, Department of Music
Director of Choral Activities
Professor of Music

Email Dr. McMillin

Phone Dr. McMillin – please call 515-961-1578 or 800-362-2454 during business hours

Simpson College offers Three Undergraduate Degrees in Music.  There are endless possibilities for you to use a degree in music! Check out the degree programs, and feel free to contact Dr. McMillin with questions.

Music Transfer Students are eligible to audition for Music Scholarships on any of our Scholarship Audition Days.

Transfer Application Process.  Students who have completed their A.A. degree at an accredited community college prior to transfer will meet all of Simpson’s Engaged Citizenship Curriculum (all general education requirements) before starting at Simpson.  Click on the above link to apply, or to learn more about the application process.

Tuition and Costs.  100% of Simpson students receive some form of Financial Aid.  Click here to see more information on what it costs to attend Simpson.

Transfer Credit Guides.  Use this tool to find your current school and which of your credits will count toward your enrollment at Simpson.  You may also contact Tricia Geelan for more information.

FAQ for Transfer Students.

List of Transfer Student Scholarships and Grants.

Click here to apply for Financial Assistance.