Graduation Applications

Please turn your completed forms and attachments into the Registrar’s office by the applicable date below.   Students not turning in applications by the due date will have a registration hold placed on their account.  If you need to change your anticipated graduation date please fill out the Change of Anticipated Completion Date form and return it to the registrar’s office.

  • Applications for those planning to graduate in December 2014 were due by December 19, 2013.
  • Applications for those planning to graduate in April, May or August 2015 are due by April 4, 2014.  
  • Applications for those planning to graduate in December of 2015 are due by December 18, 2014. 

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Music Graduation Application

Master of Arts Graduation Application

Certificate Completion Application

Licensure & Endorsement Completion Application

Please use your own degree audit for your Graduation Application
Please make certain that you print your name at the top exactly the way you want it to appear on your diploma. Also, get all of the signatures needed. You will need to get the signature of the Department Chair of any department from which you are earning each major.

You may access your degree audit online through StormFront for Students. If you do not know what your password and user id are, please contact Information Services at 515-961-1681.

GRADUATION INFORMATION
Graduation Analysis General Information

Completion Dates for Graduation

Simpson College has seven completion dates in the academic year.  A completion date is the date used to record a student’s completion of all degree requirements.

Simpson College has two commencement ceremonies- one after the fall term and one after the spring term.  Qualified students may select which commencement ceremony to participate in, but cannot participate in both.

Change in Anticipated Completion Date Form
Use this form to change your anticipated completion/graduation date.

Completion Dates

Completion Term Date Used Actual Calendar Dates for 2014-2015
Term 1 Completions Last possible date of any Term 1 class. October 20, 2014
Term 2 & Fall Completions Last date of fall term. December 18, 2014
Term 3 Completions Last possible date of any term 3 class. March 6, 2014 or March 5, 2015
 Term 4 and Spring Completion  Last possible date of any spring or Term 4 class, whichever is later May 10, 2014 or May 9, 2015
May Term Completion Last date of May term. May 23, 2014 or May 22, 2015
Summer 1 Completions Last possible date of any summer session 1 class. July 17, 2014
Summer 2 & Summer Cross Completions Last possible date of the summer cross session or summer session 2, whichever ends last. August 14, 2014