A transfer to Quinnipiac is an exciting move and we are pleased you'd like to join us. We welcome transfer students and we are here to make your application as a transfer student as smooth as possible. Learn more about transferring to Quinnipiac and find answers to the most frequently asked questions.
The application is available online, using either the Common Application or the Quinnipiac application. The Common App closes on July 22 for Fall 2016. It opens on August 1 for Spring and Fall 2017 applications. Learn more about the steps to apply 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 or better (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.
Nov. 15 - 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.
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 on a space available basis and students are only admitted to these programs in the fall semester.
March 1 -
- FAFSA due for maximum consideration for federal financial aid. Quinnipiac's FAFSA code is 001402.
- CSS Profile due for maximum consideration for need-based institutional aid. Quinnipiac's CSS code is 3712.
- 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.
If you have earned fewer than 30 college credits, please send all your official SAT I 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.
For the fall semester, you should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and the CSS Profile soon after Jan. 1, and no later than March 1. For the spring semester, you should file the FAFSA and CSS Profile for the current year when you apply.
- Quinnipiac's FAFSA code is 001402.
- Quinnipiac's CSS code is 3712.
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.