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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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). Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we extended the deposit deadline from May 1 to June 1 for the Class of 2024.