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Undergraduate Admissions

International Applicants

We welcome students from all over the world and we are excited that you are considering Quinnipiac as the place for your American academic and cultural experience. While the admissions process may seem overwhelming, your admissions counselor is committed to making your transition to life at a university in the United States as easy and straightforward as possible.

Admission Requirements

We consider many factors when reviewing your file for admission. The following outlines requirements for admission.

As part of our decision for admission, we review:

  • Your online application
  • All secondary school, college and university transcripts
  • Your personal statement of about 250 words describing your most recent academic work and future goals
  • 2 letters of recommendation

All students who wish to receive academic credit for coursework taken at a foreign university must submit a translated credit-evaluation in English through World Education Services (WES).

Visit the World Education Services website

Quinnipiac is “test optional” for most programs but we encourage you to share your SAT and/or ACT scores with us, if you wish to do so. 

See the full test score policy

English is the primary language of instruction at Quinnipiac. You must understand English and express yourself clearly in speech and writing. Students whose native language is not English must submit their scores for Quinnipiac’s preferred English proficiency tests. 

Acceptable standardized tests to demonstrate English proficiency include:

  • Cambridge B2 First, C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency* — minimum score: 176

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)* — minimum score: 550 (pBT)/85 (iBT)

  • DUOLINGO — minimum score: 105

  • IELTS (International English Language Test System)* — minimum score: 6.5

  • SAT (administered by The College Board)

  • ACT (American College Testing)



English proficiency test waiver policy

Students who have studied entirely in English throughout secondary school may qualify to receive a waiver for the English proficiency requirement, although we still highly recommend that you submit a TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge English score. All requests may be made by contacting the Office of Admissions. Requests should provide evidence as to why the English proficiency requirement should be waived and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

You must submit a bank letter to expedite the issuance of the Form I-20 for your student visa. The Form I-20 is issued by Quinnipiac and required by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for you to acquire your student visa (F-1). The Form I-20 is issued to admitted students after they have demonstrated sufficient funding by submitting the Certification of Finances Form and a supporting bank letter. The Certification of Finances form will be used to enter your information into the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) SEVIS system. It is acceptable to scan and email all forms.

Certification of Finances Form

How to Apply

First-Year Student Application Process



The Common Application and Quinnipiac Application are available for Spring and Fall 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:

  • Secondary school transcript

  • First marking period grades

  • Official test scores, if applicable (TOEFL/IELTS/Cambridge English or SAT/ACT)

  • English proficiency score, if applicable

  • Certification of Finances


Apply for Federal Financial Aid (If Eligible)

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


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)

  • Weekly after February 1*: Regular Decision applicants (applications due February 1)

*The admissions committee will make every effort to have a decision to applicants within two weeks from the time an application is complete. Priority is given to those applying by February 1. Applications received after February 1 will be considered as part of our Regular Decision program.


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

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