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Testing Policies

Simpson College believes in a holistic approach to admissions that takes into account many different factors. Simpson accepts scores from either the ACT or SAT and also offers a test-optional pathway for prospective students. Our focus is to learn more about you and your potential for success at Simpson.

Frequently Asked Questions

Simpson’s holistic review of all applications allows us to learn more about each applicant and the potential they have to contribute academically in the classroom as well as within the Simpson community. Each application is reviewed on an individual basis and read in its entirety. Emphasis is on the courses taken and success in a rigorous curriculum. Simpson admits students with a proven record of academic achievement who have taken advantage of the academic opportunities available.