Simpson University to Host Free Practice SAT on Feb. 22

REDDING, Calif.—For the third year, Simpson will host a free practice SAT test Saturday, Feb. 22, for area high school students.

This year’s event also includes an afternoon option to eat a free brunch in the campus dining center, tour campus, and learn about Simpson programs. Those who register and participate in these activities qualify for a $1,000 Campus Visit Scholarship. Register online at (If clicking on the link doesn’t work, copy and paste the URL into your browser.)

Check-in is from 7:45 to 8 a.m. in LaBaume-Rudat Hall, room 204, on the campus at 2211 College View Drive. The test will end at noon, and results will be available by 3 p.m. the same day.

“This is a great opportunity for college-bound students to assess their strengths and weaknesses and prepare for test day,” said Michael Austin, assistant professor of physics. “Juniors and seniors taking the SAT on March 14 or May 2 will find this especially beneficial.”

Participants are asked to bring two pencils with erasers and a scientific or graphing calculator.

Simpson University offers about 25 undergraduate programs in a variety of majors. New programs in digital media and engineering are in the works. Learn about all programs at

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Simpson University, founded in 1921, moved to Redding 30 years ago and will celebrate its centennial in 2021. In addition to offering 25 majors in its traditional undergraduate program, the university has graduated more than 4,000 North State adults from its ASPIRE degree-completion program, and nearly 3,000 from its School of Education. It has a No. 8-ranked School of Nursing, a seminary, and master’s programs in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. Simpson University is recognized nationally by Colleges of Distinction.

Simpson is launching new athletics programs in track and field, swimming and diving, women’s wrestling, and men’s volleyball, as well as a bass fishing team. The university is also working to better serve transfer students from community colleges through its commitment to Associate Degree for Transfer agreements, and it is offering new scholarships.

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