Transitions Course Agenda

Transitions is a three-night orientation course designed with adult students in mind. Get an in-depth look at the services and resources we have designed to maximize your college experience. Whether you are returning after a hiatus or this is your first college experience, Transitions will prepare you for success at Simpson College!

Class members have the option to earn a FREE college credit by attending all three nights and submitting a short paper detailing what they learned from the course. Register online or call (515) 309-3099.

Transitions meets one night a week for three weeks. Each night meets at a different campus. The upcoming session meets:

  • Tuesday, August 1 from 6 – 9 p.m. – West Des Moines Campus
  • Tuesday, August 8 from 6 – 9 p.m. – Ankeny Campus 
  • Tuesday, August 15 from 6 – 9 p.m. – Indianola Campus 

Topics covered at each campus:

August 1, West Des Moines

  • Introductions
  • Purpose and overview of the course
  • Q and A session with a panel of adult students
  • Advisor services
  • Study skills refresher

August 8, Ankeny

  • Life Experience Portfolio- How to earn college credit for your prior experiences
  • Q and A session with a panel of faculty members
  • Learn how to participate in online classes and access your account
  • Learning strategies for time management

August 15, Indianola

  • Campus tour
  • Services provided by the Business Office and the Office of Financial Assistance
  • Library Resources
  • Hawley Academic Resource Center- free tutoring services
  • Learning Strategies for writing and avoiding plagiarism