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Admitted International Students

Welcome to Quinnipiac! We are excited to welcome you to our Bobcat family. We are committed to helping you in your transition to study in the United States.

Take the Next Step to Becoming a Bobcat

Step 1: Apply for Your Student Visa

To enter the U.S., most foreign nationals will need a passport from their home country and a U.S. visa in their passport. Degree-seeking students and dual-degree students will usually hold F-1 Visas. Visiting exchange students will usually hold J-1 Visas. Some students are dependents of parents already in the U.S. on a visa (H-4, L-2, A-2, etc.). The Quinnipiac International Admissions Office will issue the immigration form (I-20 or DS-2019), which you will need before applying for your U.S. student visa.

Learn more about the visa application process

Step 3: Log Into Q-Start

Q-Start is our on-boarding platform for new, incoming international students, to help you with every step you need to take to start your journey at Quinnipiac. Q-Start will walk you through steps such as registering for classes, completing health forms, signing up for a tuition payment plan, reviewing the housing contract, and completing placement assessments. 

New students will have access to the site once they pay a deposit or are approved for a deposit waiver.

Log into Q-Start

(MyQ login required)

Preparing to Arrive in the U.S.

We here to guide you through the process for arriving in the United States, including when to arrive and what to expect at the port of entry.

Traveling to the U.S.

It is important to be familiar with the procedures you will go through after landing at the airport or crossing the land border.

Learn more about traveling to the United States


Check in

Once you arrive to the U.S, an important step is to check in with our Office of International Students and Scholars.

Learn more about the ISS Check-In


Attend Orientation

International students arrive early to the university for International Student Orientation. A great opportunity to get to know Quinnipiac and your fellow classmates. We'll send you more information as the dates get closer.


Connect with classmates

Our Global Partner Program is a great opportunity for our new international students to connect with current students and help them get settled in their new home and new community. We'll send you more information closer to your arrival.

Chat with an International Student Ambassador

Have Questions? Contact Us