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International Student Admissions

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Key Dates

April 30

Fall Term Deadline

September 30

Spring Term Deadline

International Student Admission Requirements

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Opportunity of a lifetime

Quinnipiac offers programs that will build your career options and your skill set.

We welcome students from all over the world, and we are excited that you’ve chosen Quinnipiac as the ground for your American graduate academic and cultural experience. Admission for most programs is rolling; decisions are made individually as an application becomes complete. Because of the time needed to obtain visas, all application materials must be received by Quinnipiac by the set deadlines.

While the admissions process may seem overwhelming, we are committed to making your transition to life at an American university as easy and straightforward as possible.

Application Materials

For your application to be considered complete, you must submit:

  • The completed application form
  • $45 application fee
  • Resume
  • Letter of intent
  • Two professional references
  • Official postsecondary transcripts
  • Course by course credential evaluation (WES or ECE Preferred)
  • Official copy of your TOEFL or IELTS exam score or documentation of successful completion of ELS Level 112.    
  • Official Statement of Financial Support and supporting documentation
  • A copy of your passport or national identification card

Application Review Process: All complete applications are carefully reviewed by faculty members of the appropriate program and the director of admissions. The admissions committee makes a recommendation to the graduate admissions director. Once the final decision is made, the applicant is informed by graduate admissions.

Candidates holding degrees from foreign institutions must provide notarized English translations of their academic records.

Additional materials may be required by your intended program. It is your responsibility to make sure that all required application materials have been submitted.

Documented English language proficiency is required. You may satisfy this by either completing The ELS Language Center’s intensive level 112 course or achieving satisfactory scores on the TOEFL or the IELTS exams. If you haven’t satisfied your English requirement, but meet all other necessary criteria, you may still be considered for “conditional admission” based on eventual completion of the ELS Language Center course, the TOEFL, or the IELTS.

All application materials become part of the permanent student record at Quinnipiac and will not be returned. Access to this material is limited under the Family Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Applicants who are not admitted or who are admitted and do not register do not have access to their application file.

If you would like the Graduate Admissions Office to correspond with a representative, other than yourself, regarding your application, please complete our third-party release form.

Incomplete Applications: Applications that are not complete by the specified date of the term for which admission is desired will be placed in an inactive status. A written request is needed to reactivate an application. Applicants whose files are more than one year old must reapply.  Materials received from applicants who do not complete their application, who are not admitted or who are admitted and do not matriculate are held for one year before being destroyed.

Required Forms:

Standardized Admissions Tests

Quinnipiac requires the following standardized admission tests:

  • MBA programs require the GMAT or GRE exam.
  • MAT programs require Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core).
  • Law school programs require the LSAT. (If accepted to the School of Law, the GMAT is not required for application to the joint law/business programs.)

Applicants from Foreign Countries

All applicants from non-English-speaking countries must also provide official Test of English as a Foreign Language scores. In general, a minimum TOEFL Internet-based score of 90 is required for admission (or 233 for computer based, or 575 for paper based).

In lieu of TOEFL, applicants may submit International English Language Testing System scores. A minimum score of 6.5 on this exam, a B or above on the Certificate of Advanced English or a C or above on the Certificate of Proficiency in English is required. TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two years.

In lieu of IELTS or TOEFL Exams, applicants can submit successful completion of ELS Level 112.

International applicants are required to submit proof of adequate funds to complete their study at Quinnipiac University before an eligibility form (I-20) can be issued. Complete the Statement of Financial Support and submit along with supporting documentation. In addition, a copy of a passport or national ID is required.