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Students who thrive here treasure learning, are engaged in their community and believe they can make a difference

Our holistic admission process values your academic achievements and potential to contribute to the Simpson community.  Admission to Simpson College is based on your academic record, extracurricular activities, community involvement and potential for success in a rigorous liberal arts curriculum. If you’re starting a new application, determine your application type below for all the information you need to get started.

What’s behind every great applicant?

Students who succeed at Simpson are those who find their niche and go for it, and those who like to try a little bit of everything.  The application process is your opportunity to tell us more about you.  Our holistic admission process considers your entire high school record which includes the coursework you have taken and the grades earned, test scores*, co-curricular and community involvement, and optional information including recommendations, activity resume and a personal statement/essay.  Campus visits are strongly encouraged—another way for us to get to know you as well as for you to learn more about the outstanding programs at Simpson.

*Simpson College is test-optional. For more on the test-optional pathway, view our testing policies. If you have additional questions, contact admiss@simpson.edu or call 515-961-1624.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis beginning in early fall. Once admitted to the college, students will be awarded financial aid.

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