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Why Transfer to Simpson College?

Transfer students try new things. Test the outcome. Build off them with more experiences. 

STEP OUTSIDE OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE.

$ = The Good Stuff

One hundred percent of Simpson College students receive FINANCIAL AID. What does this mean for YOU? You will have the resources to make college AFFORDABLE. We offer scholarship programs specifically for TRANSFER students. Learn more.

Scholarship and Grants

Transfer Credits

We understand you have CREDIT you want to apply to your DEGREE at Simpson College. Credit evaluations are generated quickly and are automatically completed for prospective students and applicants. Check out our transfer guides, which will assist you when planning course work to transfer to Simpson.

Transfer Credit Guides

You're Smart!

Simpson College is COMMITTED to YOU. That means we know YOUR name and care about YOUR future. In 2019, more than 95 percent of our graduates were employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation.

First Year Destination Report

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

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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.