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Exploreships™

Try new things. Test the outcome. Build off them with more experiences. That is what an Exploreship is all about. 

STEP OUTSIDE OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE.

$ = The Good Stuff

WE HAVE SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS AND GRANTS FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS. The good stuff = money that doesn’t need to be repaid. 

Go to Financial Aid

FAFSA Grant = $4,000

Incoming transfer students who complete their FAFSA and submit all required application materials by May 1, 2020, will receive a FAFSA Grant of $4,000. This is in addition to other merit-based scholarships.

Go to fafsa form

You're Smart!

Getting a head start on earning your credits and then transferring them to Simpson is a good idea! Or, if you started at another college or university and it just isn’t the right fit, then now is the time to transfer to a college that is the perfect fit. In either case, you can still use your hard-earned (bought and paid for) credits. Smart going!

Get Moving. Be Legendary.

We know you’re not new to college. You have hard-earned credits that you want to make the most of. We get that and we’ve made sure they transfer with:

  • Easy to follow transfer guides
  • A dedicated transfer counselor
  • A smooth application process with no fee
  • Scholarships, grants and awards

The process is easier than you might imagine. So get moving ... be noticed, valued and empowered. Identify and define problems that need solving. Lead the next big idea. Go to SC!

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Academics

You’re passionate about what you want to study for a reason. Let that drive you!

Studies show active learning boosts academic success, understanding and recall. 

Academics

In various classes you’ll get involved in:

  • THE DES MOINES ART SCENE
  • COACHING AND JUDGING SPEECH & DEBATE TOURNAMENTS
  • ENGAGING IN SERVICE LEARNING 
  • POLITICAL ACTIVISM
  • COMPETITIONS AND MORE!
 

Transfer Your Credits

Are you transferring in with your Associate of Arts degree from an accredited community college? Great! You’ll meet all of Simpson’s general education requirements. This gives you the flexibility to jump right into your major exactly as you had hoped. 

Look Up Your Credits

Take a look at Simpson’s transfer articulation guides for all Iowa community colleges.

Our guides show you which  community college classes transfer to SC per major. 

Transfer Credits

SIMPSON is simply BETTER in 3 distinct ways.

All three build confidence on the job, help you hone, highlight and practice your power skills and demonstrate you have the know-how to get the job done. All make you more marketable and competitive in the job market.

DON’T BLEND IN. GO TO SC. LEARN MORE

12 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio

Nearly 40% of our students are double majors and 46% of the student body are athletes. 

96% of students complete a high-impact practice such as leadership, study abroad, research, field experience or an internship.

Simpson Athletics

There’s nothing quite like working as a team toward a common goal. As a member of any of Simpson’s 19 varsity athletic teams, you’ll do just that. Compete at a high level today. Build camaraderie that will last a lifetime. 

Go to Athletics

YOU CAN ACCESS ALL OF THE STEPS IN THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS RIGHT HERE. 

  • SUBMIT THE APPLICATION: There is no application fee. 
    Use Transfer Application: Apply directly to Simpson through our online application.
  • SEND YOUR TRANSCRIPTS
  • SEND YOUR ACT OR SAT SCORES

It is a good idea to also complete the FAFSA for federal and state aid. You can learn more at financial aidIf you get stuck, just give us a call. We are happy to help! 

Get Involved

DOING IT ALL IN HIGH SCHOOL? WANT TO CONTINUE TO DO IT ALL IN COLLEGE? PERFECT! THIS IS WHERE YOU BELONG. Get involved in speech, music, theatre, athletics, Greek life, service, traditions, campus media ... you name it!  

Learn More

Simpson's Social Scene?

Grab a group of friends to hit a rave-like dance party, join a sorority or fraternity, choreograph a Yell Like Hell stomp routine, pick up free passes to attractions in Des Moines, join one of 75 intramural activities … and we could go on and on.

 

Simpson is the best

High-quality, active learning environments, dynamic career preparation designed to get you ahead in the job market and a vibrant campus culture makes Simpson the best choice for a degree. 

Active Learning Environments

More Value

Simpson students ranked their major courses as having more valuable content than did students at peer institutions.

Plus, we teach power skills as part of each course - talk about value! 91% of employers cited want employees with power skills.