The application is available online, using either the Common Application or the Quinnipiac application.
There are three paths to admission:
Quinnipiac reviews applications on a rolling basis, which means that we evaluate them as we receive them. Notice of acceptance will be sent on a first-come, first-served basis shortly after your application is received (generally within two months). We begin reviewing complete applicant files in early November and start notifying students of admission decisions in December.
Apply early - Officially, our deadline for application is Feb. 1, but since we evaluate files as we receive them, we encourage you to apply in the fall of your senior year. You should file your application and then provide us with your supporting materials.
Program exceptions - The application deadline is Nov. 15 for physical therapy (BS/DPT), entry-level master's physician assistant (six-year BS/MS), and nursing. Applicants for these programs should provide a second choice major in case we are not able to offer you admission for your first choice. Please send all supporting materials as soon as they are available, including your first quarter grades.
Oct. 1 -FAFSA (Free application for Federal Student Aid) becomes available for those applying for Fall 2017, based on income year FY 2015. Quinnipiac's code is 001402
Nov. 15 - Deadline for applications for physical therapy (BS/DPT), entry-level master's physician assistant (BS/MS), nursing programs for fall semester. Applications filed after this date will be reviewed as they become complete if space is available in those programs.
Feb. 1 - Recommended deadline to apply for the fall semester, applications received after this date will be considered on a space available basis. Applications may be filed before this date (this is encouraged).
March 1 -
- Applicants should file the FAFSA for maximum consideration for federal financial aid. Quinnipiac's FAFSA code is 001402.
- There is no separate application or form necessary in order to be considered for academic scholarships. The Admissions Office reviews all admitted students for scholarship qualifications and notifies students who qualify by letter, separate from their letter of acceptance. Learn more about the financial aid process.
May 1 - Enrollment deposit is due for the Fall semester.
This option is designed for students applying as freshmen who have decided that Quinnipiac is their top choice school. Early Decision applications are due Nov. 1 and you will receive an admission decision from Quinnipiac well in advance of the usual notification date, usually in December.
Applying Early Decision is binding and gives you the peace of mind of knowing early where you will be attending college next fall.
Students interested in any major may choose to apply Early Decision. If, however, you are not offered admission for your first choice of major, the Early Decision will not be binding.
Nov. 1 - Early Decision application deadline. When you file your application, please indicate you are applying Early Decision and send all supporting materials as soon as possible (including first quarter grades when available).
Dec. 1 - Deadline for Early Decision applicants to file the FAFSA to be considered for federal financial aid based on FY 2015, Quinnipiac's FAFSA code is 001402
Feb. 1 - Deposit due for accepted Early Decision applicants. Accepted students must also withdraw applications made to other colleges.
If the Early Decision student is admitted to a major other than their first choice of major, then their deposit due date is May 1 and the ED rules do not apply.
Nov. 15 is the recommended deadline for applying for the Spring semester. We will accept applicants up to the beginning of the semester, which starts in January. The Office of Admissions is closed from Christmas Eve through New Year's Day.
Please have a final high school transcript showing proof of graduation sent to our office by Nov. 15.
Any attendance at a college or university, no matter how brief, must be documented and official college transcripts must be provided, as well.