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First-Year Student Information

Making the transition to college easy and convenient

Getting started - Set up SC Connect

Your key access to information to your first year at Simpson is through our Simpson portal called "SC Connect." You will hear this called "the portal," and "SC Connect" interchangeably. SC Connect is your first access to resources, registration and Simpson news. Following are the steps to set up your account and get access to the portal.

Once your $200 enrollment deposit has been paid, first-year students will receive an email from our Information Services department with your username and password.  New transfer students will start to receive this information in mid-June.

Pay your deposit here. If you have questions on how to pay your enrollment deposit, contact the office of admissions: admiss@simpson.edu or 1-800-362-2454 or 515-961-1624.

If you have your username and password enter it here to access your personalized portal page! You may also pull down the “Current Students” menu in the upper right-hand corner and click on the “SC Connect” link.

SC Connect includes a “checklist” of things to do before you arrive in the fall, links to important information for new students, a section on “Frequently Asked Questions” and a calendar of upcoming events.


Help! I can't keep all these names straight!

We understand there is a lot of information to absorb and we want to make it as easy as possible for you. 

We've created a list of words, phrases, acronyms and other items that will be helpful for you to know as you prepare to come to Simpson. However, if you ever have any questions, someone will always be a phone call, text or email away from helping you out.