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Transfer Student Admissions

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Take the next step in your education

Quinnipiac welcomes an average of 250 transfer students each year. The prospect of transferring to a different university is exciting, but can be a bit intimidating. Admissions counselors will work closely with you to answer your questions about programs, transferring credits, the student experience and the many resources available to you. Visiting our campuses for an Open House, tour, transfer information session or interview is a great way to learn more about Quinnipiac and help ease the transition.

Learn more about the application process below — including deadlines and financial aid — or contact the Office of Admissions with questions.

Key Dates

Key dates for transfer admissions

Application type

Recommended application date

Recommended FAFSA filing date*

Fees and deposits due

Fall semester admission

April 1**

March 1

May 1

Spring semester admission

November 15

December 15

December 15

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

**Applications are accepted beyond the recommended application date. The programs listed below have deadlines prior to April 1.

  • January 2: Accelerated nursing program application deadline
  • March 1: BS in Athletic Training, BS in Nursing and BS in Radiologic Sciences programs application deadline; these programs consider transfers only for the fall semester each year on a space available basis

Application Process

Transfer application process

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 as early as possible 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 would like to attend Quinnipiac.

Fall applicants: We strongly 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. The following programs have earlier deadlines and are only open for fall semester transfer:

  • January 2: Deadline to apply for the Accelerated BS in Nursing program. Please use the Quinnipiac Application for this program. Applicants must already have a bachelor’s degree to apply. This program only accepts applicants for the fall semester.
  • March 1: Deadline to apply for transfer to BS in Athletic Training, BS in Nursing 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.

Spring applicants: We strongly recommend you apply for transfer admission for the spring semester by November 15, but we will accept applications through December.

Students who wish to apply for Fall 2019 MUST use the Quinnipiac Application.

The Common Application and Quinnipiac Application for Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 open on August 1.

Step 2 - Submit your official documents

Applicants should request the following be sent to us:

  • Transcripts from all colleges attended, whether or not grades were earned
  • High school transcript with graduation date, unless an associate’s degree was completed
  • Advanced placement (AP) transcripts and/or international baccalaureate (IB) transcripts
  • International students should send official transcripts to World Education Services (WES) for certification and evaluation of credits and request that Quinnipiac University receive the results

All transfer applicants should also submit a letter of recommendation.

Step 3 - Complete the FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens October 1 for those applying for Fall 2020 (based on 2018 fiscal year income). Applicants should file the FAFSA by March 1 for consideration for federal and Quinnipiac financial aid.

We do not require a separate application or form for academic scholarships. We review all admitted students for scholarship qualifications and notify students scholarships in their letters of acceptance. 

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 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.

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 deadline indicated in your admission letter (usually December 15).

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.