Transfer Requirements

Amanda Gross, a student in Quinnipiac University's Accelerated Business BS/MBA 3+1 program, majoring in fincance, walks behind the Arnold Bernhard Library Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, on Quinnipiac University's Mount Carmel Campus in Hamden, Conn. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

Quinnipiac welcomes an average of 250 transfer students each year.  The prospect of life on a new campus is exciting, but can be a bit intimidating.   Transfer admissions counselors will work closely with you to answer any questions that you have about credit transfer, programs, campus life, and the many resources available to you.  Visiting the campus, for an open house, tour, transfer information session or interview will help smooth the transition.

Transfer students have earned college credit after high school graduation.  For most majors, a minimum GPA of 2.5 is expected.  We’ll need official transcripts from all colleges attended, whether or not grades were earned, an official high school transcript with graduation date, and a letter of recommendation.  And don’t forget AP or International Baccalaureate transcripts!  International students should send official transcripts to World Education Services (WES) for certification and evaluation of credit and request that Quinnipiac University receive the results.  We encourage you to use your application essay to summarize your experiences and why you’ve chosen Quinnipiac.  SAT of ACT scores are required for students with less than 30 college credits who are applying for any health science or nursing majors.They are not required if you're applying to the Schools of Business, Communications, Engineering or the College of Arts and Sciences.

All majors are open for transfer, except for the physician’s assistant and physical therapy programs.  Students with an interest in these areas must complete an appropriate undergraduate degree in order to apply to PA and DPT graduate programs. Athletic training, diagnostic medical sonography, nursing, occupational therapy, and radiologic sciences admit transfer students only if space is available for the fall semester. Please note that GPA and departmental requirements are different for each of these competitive programs, and meeting minimum standards does not guarantee that we can offer admission to those programs. It's important to indicate a second choice of major on your application, and often a BS in Health Science Studies can be an option if your plan is to receive a bachelor's degree. Students can combine that degree with graduate programs in Business, Communications, Accelerated Nursing or other graduate health care options.

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Important Dates

The admissions committee reviews transfer applications once they are complete.  Spring applicant review begins in late October and fall in early February, Transfer applications for the fall semester will be considered complete when we receive the grades from the previous fall. Please keep in mind that we recommend you to apply earlier than the dates listed to be considered for the program of your choice.  Transfer candidates are automatically reviewed for merit scholarship( live link) during the admissions process.    

December 1


Recommended deadline for applying for the spring semester. We will accept applicants up to the beginning of the semester, which starts in January. The Office of Admissions is closed from Christmas Eve through New Year's Day.

Quinnipiac's FAFSA code is 001402

Quinnipiac's CSS code is 3712

January 2


Deadline for applying for the Accelerated Nursing program - fall semester. Use special Quinnipiac Application to apply. The Office of Admissions is closed from Christmas Eve through New Year's Day.

Quinnipiac's FAFSA code is 001402

March 1


Deadline for completed applications for transfer to athletic training, diagnostic medical sonography, nursing, occupational therapy, and radiologic sciences for the fall semester. Transfer applicants for these programs are accepted on a space available basis and students are only admitted to these programs in the fall semester.  Please note that admissions is competitive and that meeting the minimum standards will not guarantee admission

FAFSA due for consideration for federal financial aid.
Quinnipiac's FAFSA code is 001402

April 1


Recommended date to file an application for fall semester. For majors other than the ones that are listed above, we do continue to accept applications after April 1.

FAFSA due for consideration for federal financial aid.
Quinnipiac's FAFSA code is 001402

Academics

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)

Credit Transfer

Quinnipiac makes every effort to transfer college credit 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 credit prior to applying.  Please email us your unofficial transcripts with grades, or fax to 203-582-8906. Include your name, email address, telephone number and intended major. Choice of major will affect how credits are utilized.  International students should send official transcripts to World Education Services (WES) for certification and evaluation of credit and request that Quinnipiac University receive the results

Majors

All majors are open to transfers, except the undergraduate tracks for the six-year physician assistant program, and the physical therapy program. Students interested in these graduate programs may transfer to an appropriate undergraduate major, earn their baccalaureate degree, and then apply to graduate programs. Admission to the graduate physician's assistant or physical therapy programs are not guaranteed for transfer students who complete an undergraduate degree at Quinnipiac. 

Transfer into athletic training, diagnostic medical sonography, nursing, occupational therapy, and radiologic sciences is on a space available basis only for the fall semesters. Admission is competitive and meeting minimum standards will not guarantee admission.

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.