The Office of the Registrar provides direct support to students, faculty, and staff through services such as student course registration, management of student academic records, and implementation of academic policies and procedures.
Traditional undergraduate students who wish to withdraw from the University must contact Simpson Central to obtain a withdrawal form. As a part of this process, undergraduates are required to schedule an exit interview with the Office of Retention.
ASPIRE students who wish to withdraw from the University should first contact the ASPIRE office (530) 226-4515.
Withdrawing can impact your financial aid. Please read the important Withdrawal Notice that pertains to your program before you begin the withdrawal process.
To begin the withdrawal process, please complete the appropriate Undergraduate or Graduate form (below) and return it to the Registrar's Office.
If you are considering taking a course at another institution and want to make sure that it will transfer to Simpson University, you should email firstname.lastname@example.org..
Include the following information:
Your name & ID number
Course letters, numbers & the title of the course
Name of the institution where the course is being taken
The Simpson requirement you would like to fulfill
The Registrar’s Office at Simpson University determines which credits will be accepted and applied toward a degree program. The following criteria are used when determining transferable credits:
The credits must be compatible in nature, content and level with earned credits offered by Simpson University.
The credits must be appropriate and applicable to those earned through Simpson University. Only courses that have been completed with a grade of “C-” or above will be transferred.
Credits earned at institutions which are not accredited by an accredited body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation may be evaluated for transfer to Simpson University. Additional information may be required to complete the evaluation.
Credits for transfer from foreign institutions are evaluated by criteria recommended by organizations such as the National Association for Foreign Student Affairs.
Credit by Advanced Placement Exams and CLEP
A grade of 3 or above on the Advanced Placement Examination of the College Entrance Examination Board qualifies the student to be eligible for credit. Credit may also be granted through the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). The Academic Council will determine the amount of credit awarded. The minimum score for awarding credit is the mean test scope of college students who have earned a grade of “C” in the respective course, as reported in the most recent edition of the American College Association evaluation guide.
Credit by Advanced Placement Exams and CLEP
Credit for or for will be awarded only for those courses that meet graduation requirements at Simpson University. No more than 30 credits total may be earned through alternative course options.
Students may request an enrollment verification from the Registrar's Office. If you have received a specific form from the organization that is requesting the information, please send it to the registrar’s office along with the address to where you want the form sent. There is no fee for enrollment verification; however, there is a one to two days processing time. If you do not have a specific form, please obtain an Enrollment Verification Form from the Registrar's Office. The student must sign the form in order for the information to be released.
Third-party agencies (i.e. employer or background screening firms) may request enrollment and degree verifications from the National Student Clearinghouse at www.degreeverify.org.
A: Print and complete a Transcript Request Form. Return the completed form along with payment to the address below. Transcript Request Forms are available in the Registrar’s office, or you may fax the completed request to (530) 226-4870. Payment is required to process a transcript request. Official (what most schools require for admission) and unofficial (for personal use) transcripts costs $5.
A: Your advisor can be found on WebAdvisor. Click on “My Profile” under the heading called “Academic Profile.” Scroll down on the page to see your advisor listed under “Academic Information.” If you do not have an advisor listed, please email the Registrar’s Office at email@example.com to be assigned an advisor.
A: Print and complete the Change of Major/Minor/Advisor/Catalog Form. Your current Academic Advisor’s signature is required to declare or change your major/minor. To request to change your Academic Advisor, you will need the signature of each Advisor (current and new) on the form. If you are simply changing majors or declaring for the first time, the new Advisor’s signature is not required as the Registrar’s Office will assign you to a new Advisor. please bring your completed form to the Registrar’s office located in Simpson Central.
A: Students who wish to withdraw from Simpson University must complete a withdrawal form, which is available in the Registrar’s Office. This form requires you to complete an exit interview with an academic advisor and a student financial services counselor. Failure to withdraw properly will cause forfeiture of the right to honorable dismissal and to all refunds.
Students who withdraw before the end of the 10th full week of school (or the proportionate period in any term) will receive a transcript notation of W in all courses.
A: For each course dropped after the drop/add period, and before the end of the 10th week of school, a W notation will appear on the transcript. For courses dropped after the 10th week, or without proper processing through the Registrar’s Office, an F notation will appear.
A: A Math or English Placement Exam allows you to be waived from a lower level course based on your score, but it is not required. The Math Proficiency Exam may be taken in place of a college level math course, but it is not required. The English Proficiency Exam is no longer a graduation requirement.
A: Graduation Plans are located in Advising Center and serve as a guide to graduation. You can learn more about them in First Year Experience class, stopping by the Advising Center, or talk to your Faculty Advisor.
A: It is the student's responsibility to notify the university of any changes to his/her permanent and/or mailing addresses. This will enable the university to forward time sensitive materials to students. The form may be picked up in Simpson Central or downloaded and mailed to the address below.
Students who wish to change their name (e.g., due to change in marital status) need to provide the Registrar’s office with the official documentation for the change (e.g., copy of marriage license, social security card, license, etc).
If you have remaining questions, please feel free to contact us at the address, email or number below.
Office of the Registrar
2211 College View Dr.
Redding, CA 96003
The Registrar’s Office is located in Simpson Central, which is in the Allen Suite on the second floor of the Owen Student Services Center. Click here for a campus map.
Attn: Registrar's Office
2211 College View Drive
Redding, CA 96003
Phone: (530) 226-4111
Fax: (530) 226-4870
Our Mission Statement
The Simpson University Registrar's Office and Advising Center serves the overall mission of the university by embodying honor, empowering the university community with tools to succeed, and communicating in a clear and timely manner while supporting the university's academic integrity.
Within the framework of this mission, the Registrar/Advising Center will strive to fulfill the following objectives:
Treat all patrons with the utmost patience and respect.
Provide exacting and timely information to aid and empower decision-making for Faculty, Students and Staff.
Manage the Course Registration Process.
House and maintain accurate academic records.
Provide service as timely as is reasonable.
Strive to meet needs and foresee challenges before they arise.
Take a proactive operational approach to campus-wide efforts and initiatives.
Empower Students to successfully complete all requirements toward graduation.
Role-model in word and deed through personal lifestyle, daily conduct, Christ-like love, Spirit-filled truth, forgiveness, faith, and purity.