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Military Service Members, Veterans and Dependents


Our commitment to you

As you navigate your path to enrolling at Simpson, we are dedicated to assisting you in meaningful ways.

  • We will be your partner as you work with the Registrar's office to understand the process of applying for Federal and State VA benefits
  • We will connect you with resources on campus and other student veterans
  • We will reach out to faculty and staff on campus to support their efforts in serving you

Services designed specifically to meet the needs of veterans

We recognize the unique circumstances veterans have while embarking on their educational journey. These services and others help us put the words "thank you for your service" into action.

  • One-on-one, in-person academic advising
  • Disability services
  • Tutoring in a variety of subjects
  • Supplemental instruction in a variety of subjects
  • Time management information
  • Stress management information

Let's get started on your application

Choose what type of student you will be from the menu on the right and complete your application for admission - remember, there is no application fee required.

Apply for financial aid by filling out the FAFSA. It is strongly recommended that all veteran students apply for federal financial aid as these awards can help bridge the fiscal gap between semesters. 

Send us your military transcripts. You may be eligible to receive credit for your military service. All military transcript requests are run through the Joint Services Transcript request (JST). Please click the following links for websites offering transcript copies and information:
SMART Transcript or CCAF Transcripts

Send all your information to Rhonda Pooley, Assistant to the Registrar, Simpson College, 701 North C Street, Indianola, Iowa 50125. You can learn more about using your benefits at Simpson here

Create an account to begin the Simpson application process. Apply now using the Simpson Application or the Common App.

You've got questions, we will help you find the answers

We are happy to assist you in your education journey. The following are questions frequently asked by members of the military as they seek to learn more about Simpson College.

For information about our full-time program (day classes in Indianola, Iowa) please contact the Office of Admissions at 515-961-1695.

For information about our part-time accelerated program (evening classes in West Des Moines or online) or our graduate programs, please contact: Ginger Hermon at ginger.hermon@simpson.edu or 515-961-1313.