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Undergraduate Admissions

First-Year Student Application

Quinnipiac is a member of the Common Application, though you may use the Quinnipiac Application. Learn more about the process below — including deadlines, costs and financial aid — or contact our office with questions at any time.

Common Application Quinnipiac Application

Key Admission Dates

Apply for the fall semester
Application Type Application Deadline Recommended FAFSA filing date^
Decision Notifications Sent to Applicants Matriculation Fee and Housing Deposit Due
Early Decision November 1 December 1 Mid-December February 1
Early Action* November 15 March 1 Mid-January May 1
Regular Decision February 1 March 1 Mid-March
May 1

Early Decision: This application plan is binding.
Early Action and Regular Decision: These application plans are non-binding. 

*For full consideration for the entry-level master’s physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy and traditional nursing programs, we strongly encourage candidates to apply Early Action (November 15 application date).

^Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) becomes available October 1.

Choose the Application Plan That Works for You

We offer both non-binding and binding application processes, designed to make it clear when to submit your application and when you can expect to hear back from us about our admission decision.

  • Early Action and Regular Decision

    We offer two application deadlines: November 15 for Early Action and February 1 for Regular Decision. These application plans are non-binding. Students admitted through these options have until May 1 to make their enrollment deposit.

  • Early Decision

    If you know Quinnipiac is your top choice, we encourage you to apply Early Decision. The application process is completed in the fall of your senior year of high school. If you’re accepted, you’ll have peace of mind of knowing early where you will attend college.

    Applications are due November 1, and students admitted through Early Decision have until February 1 to make their enrollment deposit. Admission through the Early Decision plan is binding and students interested in any major may apply Early Decision. If, however, you are not offered admission for your first choice of major, the Early Decision will not be binding.

  • Apply for the Spring

    On some occasions, students might choose to apply to begin their studies in the spring semester. Learn more

How to Apply as a First-Year Student

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Apply

The Common Application and Quinnipiac Application are now available for Spring and Fall 2022 admission. We strongly encourage you to use the Common Application.

Apply Using the Common App

 

Apply Using the Quinnipiac App


Early Action and Regular Decision Key Dates
These application plans are non-binding. We offer 2 application deadlines:

  • Early Action: November 15
    Encouraged for entry-level master’s physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy and traditional nursing programs
  • Regular Decision: February 1

Early Decision Key Dates
This application plan is binding.

  • Applications are due by November 1.

Submit your official documents
To be considered for admission, your application must include:

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Complete the FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens October 1 for those applying for Fall 2022 (based on 2020 fiscal year income). Applicants should file the FAFSA by March 1 for consideration for federal and Quinnipiac financial aid.

Quinnipiac’s FAFSA code is 001402.

Complete the FAFSA


We do not require a separate application or form to be considered for academic scholarships. The Admissions Office reviews all admitted students for scholarship qualifications and notifies students in their letters of acceptance of any need-based federal or Quinnipiac grants, eligibility for work-study, and the Federal Direct Stafford Loan program.

Learn more about financial aid

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Check Your Status

You can check the status of your application, receipt of documents and the notification of our admission decision using our secure online system.

Check Your Application Status


Within 48 hours of submitting your application, you will receive an acknowledgement email that will contain instructions on how to access your status information and a temporary PIN. Please enter this number as your password. Once you’re logged in, you’ll be prompted to create your own password. If you don’t receive your temporary PIN, please click the “forgot password” link.

We will issue decision notifications according to the following schedule:

  • Mid-December: Early Decision applicants (applications due November 1)
  • Mid-January: Early Action applicants (applications due November 15)
  • Mid-March: Regular Decision applicants (applications due February 1)
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Join Our Community

If you are admitted, your matriculation fee and housing deposit will indicate your decision to enroll at Quinnipiac for the fall semester.

Make Your Deposit


Deposits are due:

  • February 1 for Early Decision applicants

  • May 1 for Early Action and Regular Decision applicants

Non-Traditional Undergraduate Applicants

Check the Status of Your Undergraduate Application

Within 48 hours of submitting your application, you will receive an acknowledgment email that will contain instructions on how to access your status information and a temporary PIN number. Please enter this PIN as your password. Once you’re logged in, you’ll be prompted to create your own password. If you don’t receive your temporary PIN, please click the “forgot password” link.

Login to Check Your Application Status