Adult Studies Admissions

  • Are you ready to move from a job to a career?
  • Do you want to increase your earning potential?
  • Have you already completed 45 college credits?

If "YES!", then you're ready to enroll in Simpson University's Adult Studies - ASPIRE degree-completion program. Earn your degree and turn your job into a career in as little as 12-16 months.

Our convenient night format will allow you to complete your degree without leaving your job. Come see about our Admissions Process, Requirements and Dates and Deadlines.

Adult Studies - Structured for Your Success

Our unique Adult Studies program is designed to meet you right where you are at in your pursuit of a bachelor’s degree.


ASPIRE Timeline

Our flexible degree-completion program offers multiple entry points:

45 – 59 Units

Start with low-cost, self-paced courses. You will receive individualized coaching, academic planning and your previous professional training and certifications can be evaluated for possible units.

60 – 72 units

For students who have already completed 60-72 units, Simpson offers five-week courses at $150 per course (financial aid is available), with the options of face-to-face or online formats.

72 – 84 units

12 Month ASPIRE Programs: Simpson University’s distinctive ASPIRE program offers two formats to complete your degree. If you have 72-84 units, you can start the 12-month program which offers degrees in Business Management and Organizational Leadership (each with a number of emphases from which you can choose).

16 Month ASPIRE Programs include Psychology and Liberal Studies, as well as our online programs: Psychology (Online) and Organizational Leadership (Online).

If you began the ASPIRE programs with less than 84 units, immediately following your ASPIRE program coursework (36 total units) is completed, you will have a specialized educational plan to complete remaining units.

Adult Studies Program Format (PDF)

Please view a PDF of our commonly asked questions.

Its as easy as 1. APPLY, 2. PLAN, 3. ENROLL!

Admissions Front Desk


Rebecka Renfer - Assistant Director of Admissions- ASPIRE

Dave Radford - Admissions Recruiter

Schedule an Appointment

For currently enrolled students only:


Owen Student Services
Stephens Suite 107 (second floor)
Phone: 530.226.4606
Fax: 530.226.4861


Program Fast Facts

  • Completed in 3-4 semesters
  • (12 to 16 months)
  • 4 majors
  • 2 minors
  • Online and on campus
  • Tuition: $17,820
  • 16:1 Student to teacher ratio