Rolling Admissions

We encourage students to submit the application for admission, which includes a personal statement or essay, early in the fall of their senior year. After that, applicants should request that their high school transcript, first marking period grades, and any official test scores (SAT and/or ACT) are also sent to us. We begin reviewing complete files in early November, and start notifying students about our decision shortly thereafter. The recommended deadline is February 1; students have until May 1 to confirm their intention to enroll by submitting the matriculation fee and the housing deposit.

Program deadlines. For physical therapy (BS/DPT), entry-level master's physician assistant (six-year BS/MHS), and nursing, the application deadline was Nov. 15.

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Important Dates

The admissions team begins reviewing freshmen application files for the fall semester in early November and begins notifying students shortly thereafter.

October 1


FAFSA (Free application for Federal Student Aid) becomes available for those applying for Fall 2017, based on income year FY 2015.

Quinnipiac's FAFSA code is 001402.

November 15


Deadline for applications for physical therapy (BS/DPT), entry-level master's physician assistant (BS/MS) and the BS in nursing programs for fall semester. Applications filed after this date will be reviewed as they become complete if space is available in those programs.

February 1


Recommended deadline to apply for the fall semester. Applications received after this date will be considered on a space available basis. 

March 1


Applicants should file the FAFSA by March 1 for consideration for federal and Quinnipiac financial aid. There is no separate application or form necessary in order to be considered for academic scholarships. The Admissions Office reviews all admitted students for scholarship qualifications and notifies students in their letter of acceptance. 

Quinnipiac's FAFSA code is 001402

May 1


Matriculation fee and housing deposit are due for the fall semester to confirm your place in the incoming class.

Early Decision

Quinnipiac University students Meghan Keegan (left, wearing plaid top) and Jacqueline Baboulis-Kuhn study together Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, on Quinnipiac University's North Haven Campus. Both are occupational therapy majors in the School of Health Sciences. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

Get a head start on your future

This option is designed for incoming freshmen who have decided that Quinnipiac is their top choice school. You must submit the early decision application by Nov. 1 and then make sure that your high school transcript, letters of recommendation, first marking period grades and your SAT and/or ACT scores (if applicable) are submitted. Learn more about our Admission Requirements and our test policy on submitting the SAT/ACT scores.

Applying Early Decision is binding.  If admitted, you're asked to withdraw any applications to other colleges.

Students interested in any major may apply Early Decision. If, however, you are not offered admission for your first choice of major, the early decision will not be binding.

Important Dates for Early Decision

November 1


Early Decision application deadline. When you file your application, please indicate you are applying Early Decision and send all supporting materials as soon as possible, including first marking period grades. Completed files are reviewed beginning early November and students are notified shortly thereafter. Scholarship awards are noted on the letter of acceptance.

December 1


Deadline for Early Decision applicants to file the FAFSA (Oct. 1 is the first day that the FAFSA will be available) to be considered for federal financial aid based on FY 2015, Quinnipiac's FAFSA code is 001402. The Office of Financial Aid will notify you of any need based federal or Quinnipiac grants, eligibility for work study, and the Federal Direct Stafford Loan program.

Quinnipiac's FAFSA code is 001402.

February 1


Matriculation fee and housing deposit are due for accepted Early Decision applicants. Accepted students must also withdraw applications made to other colleges.

If the Early Decision student is admitted to a major other than their first choice of major, then their deposit due date is May 1 and the ED rules do not apply.

Apply for the Spring

November 15 is the recommended deadline for applying for the Spring semester. We will accept applicants up to the beginning of the semester, which starts January 23. Please know that the Office of Admissions is closed from December 23 through January 2.

Please have a final high school transcript showing proof of graduation sent to our office by November 15.

Any attendance at a college or university, no matter how brief, must be documented and official college transcripts must be provided.

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