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Undergraduate Admissions

Transfer Applicants

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 any 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.

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Key Dates for Transfer Admission

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 the following application deadlines:

  • 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 2022 start, hybrid program: September 1, 2021

    • August 2022 start, on-campus program: January 2, 2022

  • BS in Nursing: March 1

    Transfers considered on a space-available basis for both fall and spring semesters

Transfer Admission Requirements

Students may apply to transfer into many of our academic programs, with a few exceptions in the School of Health Sciences and School of Nursing, which are outlined below.

To earn your degree, you will need to meet academic requirements for graduation for your major, including completion of your last 45 credits at Quinnipiac.

Health sciences and nursing majors
Please note that GPA and departmental requirements are different for each of these highly competitive programs, and meeting minimum standards does not guarantee admission to these programs.

  • The BS in Radiologic Sciences program admits transfer students only for entry in the fall semester and only if space is available.
  • The traditional 4-year BS in Nursing program admits transfer students only if space is available.
  • Students may not transfer into the undergraduate portion of the BS/MHS in Physician Assistant, the BS/Doctor of Physical Therapy or the BS/Master of Occupational Therapy programs. A student may complete an undergraduate degree in a major such as health science studies before applying to an appropriate graduate program. Space in Quinnipiac’s graduate programs is not guaranteed and not always available.

Accelerated nursing program
Applicants who are interested in the Accelerated BS in Nursing program must already have a bachelor’s degree.

Candidates for transfer admission have earned credits at a college or university after their high school graduation. We encourage you to use your application essay to summarize your experiences and why you would like to attend Quinnipiac. 

For most majors, a minimum GPA of 2.5 is expected. SAT or ACT scores are required for students with less than 30 college credits who are applying for any health sciences major. They are not required if you’re applying to the College of Arts and Sciences or Schools of Business, Communications or Engineering.

Quinnipiac makes every effort to transfer college credits that you have already earned. Courses completed at a regionally accredited college or university with a grade of “C” or better, which are similar to courses offered at Quinnipiac, will usually transfer.

An unofficial evaluation of credits is completed as part of the application process for admitted students and is forwarded directly to the email on the transfer application.

You may request an unofficial evaluation of credits prior to applying. Choice of major will affect how credits are utilized. Please send us your unofficial transcripts with grades by email or fax — with your name, email address, telephone number and intended major.

Email transferadmissions@qu.edu
Fax: 203-582-8906

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.

Apply as an international student

How can I see how my credits will transfer?

There are a few ways a student can see how their credits will transfer. They can reach out to their transfer admissions counselor with unofficial transcripts and their counselor can conduct an unofficial credit evaluation. For students that are a bit more proactive, they can create an account on Transferology. There you can input your credits to determine how they will transfer.

Will Quinnipiac accept all my credits?

Good news! Quinnipiac University is a very credit friendly institution. We pride ourselves on our transfer credit process. Typically, any course a student has earned a C or better in, from a regionally accredited institution, will transfer. Quinnipiac will accept up to 75 credits for transfer.

Which programs accept external transfer students and which programs do not?

Almost all of our programs at Quinnipiac accept external transfer students. The programs that do not accept external transfer students are our Physical Therapy program, Occupational Therapy program, Physician Assistant program, Diagnostic Medical Sonography and our dual-degree 3+1 programs.

I see that you accept external transfers into your Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. What courses are required to be a strong candidate for your School of Nursing?

Pre-Professional Component (first two years of the program)
(Sophomore candidate)

  • 8 credits of Biology (Gen. Bio I & II with labs preferred)

  • 4 credits of Chemistry

  • 3 credits of Statistics

  • 6 credits of English Writing

  • 6 credits of Social Science/Humanities

  • 6 credits of Fine Arts/Social Science/Humanities

Professional Component (entrance as a first semester junior)

  • 8 credits of Biology (Gen. Bio I & II with labs preferred)

  • 8 credits of A&P I&II with labs

  • 4 credits of Microbiology

  • 4 credits of Chemistry

  • 3 credits of Statistics

  • 6 credits of English Writing

  • 30 credits of Humanities/Fine Arts/Social Science

Where are most of your transfer students coming from?

We have transfer students that are transferring from all over the US, as well as abroad. Most of our transfer students are coming from Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Do you offer scholarships to transfer students?

Yes! Our transfer merit awards range from $12,000 - $25,000 and are renewable each year as an undergraduate student as long as the student keeps a cumulative GPA of a 2.0.

Do you have articulation agreements with certain colleges/institutions?

Yes, we have an articulation agreement with Gateway, Housatonic and Norwalk Community Colleges.

Are transfer students required to live on campus for a certain number of years?

No, transfer students are not required to live in on-campus housing. However, we welcome all transfer students to live in on-campus housing. Studies show that students perform better academically if they live on campus, opposed to off-campus housing!

I see that you accept transfers each Fall and Spring, depending on program of interest. Do you guarantee housing for transfer students no matter if they are transferring in the Fall or Spring?

Yes, we do. Transfer students are guaranteed housing if they would like to live on campus and can even live on campus senior year.

If I do not get accepted to my first choice major, can I be considered for another major?

Yes. Please put a first choice and a second choice major on the application. If we cannot accept a student for their first choice major we will always look to see if a student has supplied a second choice. If so, we will review them for admission to their second choice major.

How to Apply

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 Nursing and BS in Radiologic Sciences programs. The radiologic sciences program 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.

Apply Using the Quinnipiac App

 

Apply Using the Common App


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 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

Learn more about applying as an international student

All transfer applicants should also submit a letter of recommendation.

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Complete the FAFSA

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 for academic scholarships. We review all admitted students for scholarship qualifications and notify students about scholarships in their letters of acceptance. 

Learn more about financial aid

3

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.

4

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).

Make Your Deposit

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.

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Community College Seamless Transfer

Graduates of Gateway Community College, Housatonic Community College and Norwalk Community College are able to seamlessly transfer to Quinnipiac. 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.

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