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Office of the Registrar

Safeguarding academic data and the integrity of Simpson's academic policies

We’re your partners in finding and understanding information regarding academic policies and requirements

The Simpson College Office of the Registrar assists students and the larger community to work within the parameters of the Simpson College academic policies and requirements, while respecting the dignity of all who seek our assistance.

  • First-year student move in: August 25, 2023
  • Returning student move in: August 27, 2023
  • First day of Continuing, Graduate & Online Courses August 28, 2023
  • First day of fall traditional classes: August 29, 2023
  • All-College Convocation: August 30, 2023
  • Last day to add/drop a full semester or Term 1 class: September 4, 2023
  • Labor Day is regular class day.
  • Homecoming/Family Weekend is October 14, 2023
  • Fall Break is October 19 and 20, 2023.
  • Homecoming/Family Weekend is October 14, 2023.
  • Last day to withdraw from a class: November 6, 2023.
  • Registration Dates: TBD
  • Thanksgiving Break is November 22-25, 2023.
  • Last Class Day is Thursday, December 7, 2023.
  • Reading Day: Friday, December 8, 2023
  • Finals: December 11-14*, 2023 (See schedule here)
  • December Commencement: Friday, December 15, 2023.

Here's a list of our most commonly requested policies and paperwork. 

Simpson grants college credit through the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) and Advanced Placement Programs. A maximum of 24 credit hours may be earned by taking these examinations. CLEP examination credit will be awarded in general subject areas for scaled scores corresponding to the “B” grade in the ACE (American Council on Education) guidelines. AP credit will be granted to students scoring a 3 or higher on the Advanced Placement exam.

We're happy to help you locate anything else you may need or explain processes required to achieve your objective. Call us at 515-961-1642 or 800-362-2454.