Undergraduate Admissions Process and Requirements

The Simpson University undergraduate application process begins online. Create a simpsonyou account, your Simpson University personal admissions webpage. Then you can begin the application process. You can start the application, save your work, and later go back to review your application and make changes before submitting.

Our criteria for admission are based on the university's desire and commitment for each student to find success in their academic endeavors at Simpson University.

First-Time Freshman

  • 3.0 minimum unweighted High School GPA
  • 910 SAT score (Math and Critical Reading combined) OR 19 ACT composite score
  • Must have graduated from high school or earned an equivalent (GED)

Prospective Biology and Nursing Majors

  • Recommended to have Algebra II, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics
  • 3.2 minimum unweighted high school GPA
  • 530 Math SAT and 410 Critical Reading SAT
  • 20 Math ACT and 16 English ACT

Transfers

  • 2.5 college GPA

Nursing Majors

  • 2.8 college GPA
    • All college credits and nursing pre-requisite specific courses

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.

Admissions Review

  • Simpson University’s criteria for admission are based on the university’s desire and commitment for each student to find success in their academic and faith endeavors. Acceptance decisions are based on a potential for academic success, an articulation of a commitment to and personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and evidence that the individual will thrive in a Christ-centered academic community.
  • Because the success of our students is important to us, applicants who do not meet standard admissions requirements may need to provide a success essay and/or academic reference form. Students below standard requirements will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Admissions staff and/or Admissions Committee.

For additional information about requirements, please see the catalog.

A first-time freshman is a student who will be graduating high school in the academic year before enrolling at Simpson University.

Application Process


If you have completed fewer than 24 college semester units:

  • Request to have your SAT and/or ACT scores sent to Simpson University
    • SAT college code: 4698
    • ACT college code: 0430

*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.

Simpson University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
2211 College View Drive
Redding, CA 96003

A transfer is a student who has graduated from high school and who has earned college credits.

Application Process

  • Submit your online application ($25 non-refundable application fee)
  • Submit a spiritual reference (online or by paper)
  • Submit official* secondary or high school transcripts
  • Request to have your SAT and/or ACT scores sent to Simpson University
    • SAT college code: 4698
    • ACT college code: 0430
  • Submit official* college transcripts from ALL previously attended colleges/universities

*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.

Simpson University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
2211 College View Drive
Redding, CA 96003

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

  • Submit your online application ($25 non-refundable application fee)
  • Submit a spiritual reference (online or by paper)
  • Submit official secondary or high school transcripts
  • Submit official ACT, SAT, or TOEFL score
    • SAT: Minimum of 401 on critical reading section
    • ACT: Minimum of 16 on English section
    • TOEFL: 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 79 internet-based
  • Submit official college transcripts (if applicable)

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