Simpson University's Degree Completion programs are designed exclusively for busy adults. Depending on your chosen major, you can attend classes one night a week or completely online.
Unlike "self-service" universities, Simpson has a team of specialists to help you navigate the maze of applying to and attending a university. Our experienced advisors help each student develop a customized academic plan that takes them from as few as 45 units through graduation at an affordable cost.
Students in the ASPIRE program experience many benefits, including in-class and online learning, one-on-one faculty mentoring, academic planning and advising, flexibility and affordable tuition; preparing them for a satisfying career in a competitive market place.
A: ASPIRE Students are automatically registered for all Simpson courses after signing their registration schedules at Orientation. If a student has an owing balance for a previous semester, he/she will not be registered for the next semester until the account is settled.
A: If you have remaining units to complete, you will need to take classes at another institution while taking your ASPIRE courses. You can graduate only after you complete your outside 84 units and your 36 ASPIRE units.
A: YES! The ASPIRE Degree-Completion Program is designed specifically for working adults. The typical ASPIRE student balances school work with work and family responsibilities. Classes are held in the evenings, one night each week. Your schedule depends on the major you choose. While you will work hard in the ASPIRE program, you can do it!
A: All evening classes are held from 6 - 10 p.m. The night of the week you will attend depends on your major and the semester you started. In most cases, you will stay on the same night of the week throughout the 12 courses in the ASPIRE program (16 months).
A: ASPIRE students take one class at a time for five weeks. This allows students to focus on one subject, rather than trying to study three different topics simultaneously. Three five-week courses make up one semester.
A: You can start the ASPIRE program at any of our three semesters: fall (September), spring (January), or summer (May). You should plan to complete the application process at least one month before your desired start date in order to have your acceptance and financial aid finalized before orientation!
A: Call 1-888-9-SIMPSON and speak to an admissions counselor. You can complete the application on the Simpson University website. Most students will need to submit an application and application fee, professional reference, purpose statement, and official transcripts from all schools you have attended (transcripts must be received sealed from the school of attendance). Some majors (i.e., Nursing) may have additional requirements. Call your counselor today!
A: For students starting the ASPIRE program during the Summer 2014- Summer 2015 academic year, the total tuition for all four semesters is $17,820 or $4455/semester. Fall 2015 tuition amount will be available May 2015.
A: Books are usually available for sale in the campus bookstore one week before the start of the next course. The bookstore labels books by the course and cohort. Textbooks will also be listed on the syllabus for each course.