We consider many factors when reviewing your file for admission. These include grade patterns, specific courses taken throughout high school and AP credits you have earned. We pay special attention to your most recent work to get a sense of your academic strengths and achievements, especially as they relate to the program you’ve applied to.
While we set no specific criteria, strong applicants typically demonstrate:
- At least a "B" average or a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3
- SAT scores in the range of 1080-1300 or ACT scores in the range of 22-28
Quinnipiac is “test optional” for certain programs, but we encourage you to share your SAT and/or ACT scores with us, if you wish to do so.
If you are interested in being considered for an accelerated dual-degree program (combined bachelor’s/master’s), we strongly encourage you to submit your scores.
Quinnipiac grants credit for Advanced Placement (AP) courses completed in high school. To receive consideration for credit, applicants must take the AP exam and receive a minimum score dependent on the course.
Quinnipiac also gives credit for college courses completed as part of the high school curriculum. Applicants must request that an official college transcript be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for evaluation. Courses completed with a grade of “C” or higher, which are part of our regular curriculum, will transfer.
If students have taken an IB curriculum, we will consider awarding advanced standing for higher level courses, based on a minimum exam grade of 4.
If you are applying as a transfer, international or military student, additional admissions requirements may apply to you. Learn more about those by clicking the links below.