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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.

Get to know Quinnipiac

Attend a transfer virtual information session or schedule an individual interview with a transfer admissions counselor.

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.
**The programs listed below have deadlines prior to April 1 for fall semester transfers.

  • BS in Athletic Training: March 1
    Transfers considered only for the fall semester each year on a space available basis
  • BS in Radiologic Sciences: March 1
    Transfers considered only for the fall semester each year on a space available basis
  • Accelerated BS in Nursing: January 13
    Applicants considered only for the fall semester each year
  • BS in Nursing: March 1
    Transfers considered on a space available basis for both fall and spring semesters

Application Process

Transfer application process

Transfer students may apply for either fall or spring admission (with certain program-specific exceptions listed under Step 1 below). 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 13: 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; athletic training and radiologic sciences programs consider transfers only for the fall semester each year on a space available basis. Nursing transfers are considered on a space available basis for both fall and spring semesters.

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

The Common Application and Quinnipiac Application are now available for Spring and Fall 2021.

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 2021 (based on 2019 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.

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

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

Community College Seamless Transfer

Community college seamless transfer agreement

Graduates of Gateway Community College, Housatonic Community College and Norwalk Community College are now able to seamlessly transfer to Quinnipiac University under a new agreement. Agreeing to transfer to Quinnipiac provides you many benefits, including financial aid, advising, quality relationships with faculty members, and transfer and partner events at GCC, HCC and NCC. 


Current students or graduates of GCC, HCC and NCC will be guaranteed admission into a bachelor’s degree program with third year (junior) status at Quinnipiac provided that they:

  • Graduate from GCC, HCC or NCC with:
    • An Associate in Arts, an Associate in Science, an Associate in Business, College of Technology Engineering Science, Nursing or an Allied Health degree
    • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (this may be higher in specific programs)
  • Satisfy all other Quinnipiac transfer admission requirements and requirements for intended major
    • Fall semester applicants: Recommended application deadline is April 1; Recommended FAFSA filing date is March 1; Fees and deposits due May 1
    • Spring semester applicants: Recommended application deadline is November 15; Recommended FAFSA filing date is December 15; Fees and deposits due December 15

Course and program details

Certain programs consider transfers only for the fall semester each year on a space-available basis. Applications for these programs are due March 1:

  • BS in Nursing
  • BS in Radiologic Sciences

Certain undergraduate programs offered at Quinnipiac cannot accommodate transfer students. Programs that currently do not qualify under this agreement are:

  • BS in Athletic Training
  • BS in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Entry-Level Dual-Degree Programs:
    • BS in Athletic Training/Doctor of Physical Therapy
    • BS in Health Science Studies/Doctor of Physical Therapy
    • BS in Health Science Studies/Master of Occupational Therapy
    • BS in Health Science Studies/MHS Physician Assistant

Financial aid

Free courses: Current full-time students at GCC, HCC or NCC may take up to 3 free courses (a maximum of 1 per academic year) at Quinnipiac. These courses will count for credit toward their bachelor’s degree, provided the student earns a grade of a C or better.

Application fee waiver: Students will be provided an application fee waiver code at the time of applying.

Scholarships: Students who enroll full-time at Quinnipiac (12 or more credits per semester) through the agreement are eligible for a transfer scholarship. Transfer scholarships range from $5,000 - $24,000.

More information

Attend a Seamless Transfer Agreement (STA) virtual information session.

For additional information about this agreement, please complete the seamless transfer intent form (once the intent form is complete, an admissions representative will be in contact with you about the next steps).


Brittney Finoia
Assistant Director of Admissions
Coordinator of Community College Outreach

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