Undergraduate International Student Admissions Process and Requirements

Simpson University is home to international students from many different countries.

An international applicant is any applicant that is neither a U.S. citizen nor an eligible non-citizen. If you are a U.S. citizen, even if you are currently living outside the U.S., or if you are not a U.S. citizen but an eligible non-citizen, you do not qualify as an international student.

Application Process

1. Apply Online

  • Submit your online application
  • For first-time users, hit the "Sign Up" link to create a username and password.
  • You can start today, save your work, and go back at any point to review your application and make changes before submitting.
  • Have questions? Call 530.226.4606 for assistance.

2. Transcripts

  • Submit official* secondary or high school transcripts.
  • Submit official* college transcripts from ALL previously attended colleges/universities.
  • Submit transcripts to:
  • Simpson University
    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    2211 College View Drive
    Redding, CA 96003

*Transcripts are considered official when sent directly to Simpson University from your current high school or college. Final official high school transcripts must be submitted upon completion of your high school requirements and must include graduation date.

3. Send SAT, ACT or TOEFL scores to Simpson University

  • SAT: Minimum of 401 on critical reading section; use college code 4698
  • ACT: Minimum of 16 on English section; use college code 0430
  • TOEFL: 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 79 internet-based

4. File the FAFSA

  • Submit the FAFSA. Simpson's school code is 001291.
  • FAFSA registration for the 2020-2021 school year opens on Oct. 2, 2019.
  • The FAFSA helps us determine how much financial aid you will qualify for.
  • For priority awarding fill out the FAFSA by March 2, 2020.

Admissions Requirements

First-time Freshman Requirements

  • 3.0 minimum unweighted High School GPA
  • 910 SAT score (Math and Critical Reading combined) OR 17 ACT composite score
  • Must have graduated from high school or earned an equivalent (GED)

Prospective Science and Nursing Majors

  • Recommended to have Algebra II, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics
  • 3.2 minimum unweighted high school GPA
  • 560 Math SAT
  • 20 Math ACT

Transfer Student Requirements

  • 2.5 cumulative college GPA

How Classes Transfer

All courses must have a “C” (2.0) or higher. Each general education course is evaluated for breadth of knowledge and transferred in accordingly by the office of the Registrar.

I-20 Process

  • Submit the I-20 application
  • Provide financial information. US law requires that you prove your ability to support yourself for every year of your program of study.
    • Student Proof of Income (If student is paying)
    • Student Bank Statements (If student is paying)
  • Affidavit of Financial Support
    • Sponsors proof of Income (if sponsor is paying for tuition)
    • Sponsors bank Statements (if sponsor is paying for tuition)

*Please review I-20 packet for more information


Provisional Acceptance

tudents who do not meet the standard academic admission requirements, yet show academic promise and potential, may be provisionally admitted to the university. Students who are provisionally accepted are limited to taking 13 credits during their first semester. In addition they must meet with the Academic Success Center to establish an academic contract at the beginning of the semester. Contracts will require a meeting with Academic Advising. In addition, contracts may include other requirements such as additional meetings, academic workshop attendance, study skills training, and other activities as deemed necessary. In this way contracts will be individualized to support the needs and situation of each student.

Students must finish their first semester with a grade point average of 2.1 or higher. Students who do not meet the above requirements their first semester may be placed on provisional status (or other academic status) for a second semester. Students who successfully meet the above requirements are granted full acceptance into the university.