Overview

Our mission is your success

We recognize the contributions and service you’ve provided as a member of the armed forces, and we’re honored you’ve chosen to be part of the Quinnipiac University community.

We'll set you on a course that delivers a world-class education and enables you to achieve your educational goals.

How to apply

If you are applying as a military service member or veteran, we highly encourage you to apply as a transfer student so that we can adequately capture all your transferable credits from military service and training and/or prior college coursework.

If you are applying using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits that were transferred to you by a family member, you should apply based on your current status:

  • If you are a senior in high school, apply as a first-year freshman.
  • If you have earned college credit after graduating from high school, apply as a transfer.

Distinctions

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Military Friendly©

Quinnipiac is recognized by both Military Times© and Victory Media as being at the very top of the Best for Vets Schools and Military Friendly Schools, respectively, in the United States. These rankings are based on our investments in serving our warrior-scholars with a holistic approach. We consistently exceed their standards in academic policies, admissions and orientation processes, campus culture, financial aid assistance, and graduation and retention rates.

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Yellow Ribbon Program Participant

We’ve invested more than $3 million into our Yellow Ribbon program, making your education more affordable. The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. We’ll help you navigate all the assistance opportunities available to you.

“The Military Times does a very comprehensive survey to ensure their list of best schools for veterans reflects universities that offer the best chance for success of these non-traditional students. Quinnipiac ranks very well because of the team effort that supports our veterans not only on campus but also within the Connecticut VA system. We also have a very active Student Veterans Organization that gets additional outside campus support via the Student Veterans of America.”
Jason Burke
Director, Veteran and Military Affairs

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and Financial Aid

There is demonstrated value in a Quinnipiac degree — just ask our more than 50,000 alumni who are thriving in successful careers around the world in fields ranging from law and business to health care and communications.

Learn more about the value of a Quinnipiac education, and explore the many options for financing your future.

Transfer Application Process

Transfer application process

We recommend applying as a transfer student if:

  • you are a service member
  • you are a veteran
  • you had VA Education Benefits transferred to you from a family member and you have earned college credit after graduating from high school 

Transfer students may apply for either fall or spring admission. The admissions committee reviews transfer applications once they are complete. Completed applications for the spring term are reviewed starting in late October; applications for the fall term are reviewed beginning in February (after prior fall term grades are received). We recommend you apply earlier than the dates listed to be considered for the program of your choice.

Step 1 - Apply

We encourage you to use your application essay to summarize your experiences and why you’ve chosen Quinnipiac.

Fall applicants: We recommend you apply for transfer admission for the fall semester by April 1, but we will accept applications up to the beginning of classes. The Common Application closes in mid-July, but the Quinnipiac Application is available beyond that date. We recommend you apply earlier than the dates listed to be considered for the program of your choice. The following programs have earlier deadlines and are open only for fall semester transfer:

  • January 2: Deadline to apply for the Accelerated BS in Nursing program. Applicants must already have a bachelor’s degree to apply. This program only accepts applicants for the fall semester. Please use the Quinnipiac Application to apply for this program. 
  • March 1: Deadline to apply for transfer to the BS in Athletic Training and BS in Radiologic Sciences programs. Transfer applicants for these programs are accepted on a space-available basis. These programs only accept applicants for the fall semester.

Completed applications (which include all documents) for the fall semester are reviewed beginning in February (after prior fall-term grades are received).

Spring applicants: We recommend you apply for transfer admission for the spring semester by November 15, but we will accept applicants through December. Transfer applications for the spring term are reviewed starting in late October.

Step 2 - Submit your official documents

Applicants should request that the following transcripts be sent to us:

  • Transcripts from all colleges attended, whether or not grades were earned
  • High school transcript with graduation date (or GED), unless an associate’s degree was completed
  • Advanced Placement (AP) transcripts and/or International Baccalaureate (IB) transcripts
  • Joint Service Transcript (JST)

Step 3 - Complete the FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens October 1 for those applying for Fall 2019, (based on 2017 fiscal year income). Applicants should file the FAFSA by March 1 for consideration for federal and Quinnipiac financial aid.

Spring 2019 applicants should file the FAFSA for the 2018-19 academic year as soon as possible to be considered for aid.

Quinnipiac’s FAFSA code is 001402.

Step 4 - 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.

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 personal identification 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.

Step 5 - Join our community

If you are admitted, you’ll complete the decision form on your status page to take the appropriate deposit steps.

Fall applicants: Matriculation fee and housing deposit for admitted students are due based on the deadline indicated in your admission letter (usually May 1). 

Spring applicants: Matriculation fee and housing deposit for admitted students are due based on the deadline indicated in your admission letter (usually December 15).

First-Year Freshman Application Process

First-year freshman application process

You should apply as a first-year freshman if you had VA Education Benefits transferred to you from a family member and you are a senior in high school.

We begin reviewing complete applications in early November, and start notifying students about our decision shortly thereafter.

Step 1 - Apply

We encourage students to submit the application for admission early in the fall of their senior year. 

The recommended deadline is February 1.

Please note:

  • October 15: Entry-level master’s physician assistant program recommended application date
  • November 1: Early Decision (freshmen only)
  • November 15: Physical therapy, occupational therapy and traditional nursing program recommended application date

We strongly prefer that high school students use the Common Application.

Step 2 - Submit your official documents

After applying, you should request that the following are sent to the Office of Admissions:

  • High school transcript
  • First marking period grades
  • Any official test scores (SAT and/or ACT)

Step 3 - Complete the FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens October 1 for those applying for Fall 2019 (based on 2017 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.

Step 4 - 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.

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 personal identification 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.

Step 5 - Join our community

If you are admitted, your matriculation fee and housing deposit are due by May 1 for the fall semester to confirm your place in the incoming class. Please complete the decision form on your status page.