- Learn more about transferring to Quinnipiac and find answers to the most frequently asked questions.
We welcome transfer students and we are here to make your application as a transfer student as smooth as possible. The application is available online, using either the Common Application or the Quinnipiac application. Learn more about applying as a transfer student.
All majors are open to transfers, with the following exceptions:
- Athletic training, diagnostic medical sonography, nursing, occupational therapy and radiologic sciences have limited space available and accept transfers only for the fall semesters.
- We do not accept transfers for the physician's assistant and the physical therapy programs. Students interested in these graduate programs must complete an appropriate bachelor's degree prior to applying as a graduate student.
Transfer students are expected to present a grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or better for previous college work; some programs in health sciences require a 3.0 average. We encourage you to contact us or to meet with an admissions counselor if you have questions regarding your academic goals.
For all majors, except those listed below with a specific deadline, we review applications once they become complete (rolling admissions).
The admissions committee begins reviewing spring applications in October and fall applications in early February, continuing the process as files become complete. Transfer applications for the fall semester will be considered complete when we receive the grades from the previous fall. Please keep in mind that we recommend you to apply earlier than the dates listed to be considered for the program of your choice.
Oct. 1 - The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available for the 2017-18 academic year.
- Transfer applicants for Spring 2017 should complete the FAFSA for the 2016-17 academic year and the CSS Profile.
- Transfer applicants for Fall 2017 should complete the FAFSA for the 2017-18 academic year. You do not need to file the CSS Profile.
- Complete the FAFSA online. Quinnipiac's FAFSA code is 001402. The code for the CSS Profile is 3712.
Dec. 1 - Recommended deadline for applying for the Spring semester. We will accept applicants up to the beginning of the semester, which begins Jan. 23. The Office of Admissions is closed from Dec. 23- Jan 2.
March 1 - Deadline for completed applications for transfer to athletic training, diagnostic medical sonography, nursing, occupational therapy and radiologic sciences for fall semester. Transfer applicants for these three programs are accepted only if space is available in those programs, and students are only admitted to these programs in the fall semester. Please indicate a second choice of major on your application, and you can call the Admission's office if you have questions.
March 1 - FAFSA due for maximum consideration for federal financial aid. Quinnipiac's FAFSA code is 001402.
- Transfer candidates are automatically reviewed for merit scholarships during the admissions process.
April 1 - Recommended date to file an application for fall semester. For majors other than the health science majors that are listed above, we do continue to accept applications after April 1.
File your application.
- The application fee is $65.
Nursing, athletic training, diagnostic medical sonography, radiologic sciences and occupational therapy candidates may apply only for Fall admission, and are considered on a space available basis. Please see above for deadlines.
Complete your personal statement.
This one-page essay is to be included with your application. It's most helpful if you use the essay to tell us about your previous college experience and your reasons for wanting to transfer to Quinnipiac.
Request that your official high school and college transcripts be sent to us.
Please request college transcripts from every school that you have attended, whether or not grades were earned. High school transcripts are required as well, unless your college transcript lists an associate's or bachelor's degree.
Transfer students who have earned AP credit in high school must provide official scores for review.
Transcripts should be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Transfer students can ask to have their previous work evaluated prior to applying.
Send us your SAT or ACT scores.
If you are applying for any health science or nursing major, and have earned fewer than 30 college credits, please send all your official SAT or ACT scores directly to us.
Transfer students who have earned 30 college credits after high school graduation, or have graduated from high school more than 5 years ago, are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores.
We will select your highest critical reading, math, writing and ACT composite score, but we do value your effort and wish to see all your scores.
- Quinnipiac's SAT code is 3712
- Quinnipiac's ACT code is 0582.
We do not require SAT IIs.
Provide a letter of recommendation.
We recommend that transfer students forward one letter of recommendation, preferably from a college or university instructor.
Explore financial aid.
Transfer students may be eligible for Quinnipiac grants, scholarships and federal financial aid.
- If you are applying for the Spring 2017 semester: Please submit the 2016-2017 FAFSA and the CSS Profile by Nov. 1 to Quinnipiac, so we can notify you of any eligible aid.
- If you are applying for the Fall 2017 semester: Please submit only the 2017-2018 FAFSA, which will be available starting Oct. 1 and should be filed by March 1.
Scholarships: Transfer candidates are automatically reviewed for merit scholarships during the admissions process. Learn more about transfer scholarships.
Note: Those seeking a second bachelor's degree only need to submit the application form, application fee and all college transcripts.
Please contact the transfer admissions office.