Quinnipiac University

Accelerated Dual-Degree BS in Economics / MS or MBA (3+1) Admissions

Students who are admitted to Quinnipiac are automatically considered for entry into the accelerated dual-degree program, and those who meet the qualifications will be invited into the program. If you have any questions or need guidance, our counselors and advisers in the College of Arts and Sciences are available to assist you at every stage of your application process.

Key Admission Dates

Apply for the fall semester
Application Type Application Deadline Recommended FAFSA-Filing Date^
Decision Notifications Sent to Applicants Matriculation Fee and Housing Deposit Due
Early Decision November 1 March 15 Mid-November March 15
Early Action November 15 March 15 Early-December May 1
Regular Decision* February 1 March 15 Beginning Mid-December May 1

Early Decision: This application plan is binding.
Early Action and Regular Decision: 
These application plans are non-binding. 

*The admissions committee will make every effort to have a decision to applicants within two weeks from the time an application is complete. Priority is given to those applying by February 1. Applications received after February 1 will be considered as part of our Regular Decision program. Check your admissions status

^The newly revised Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now open. Applicants are encouraged to file the FAFSA to apply for financial aid as early as possible. Learn more about changes to the 2024-2025 FAFSA

Accelerated Dual-Degree Program Requirements

Admission to the university is competitive, and applicants are expected to present a strong college prep program in high school. Prospective first-year students are strongly encouraged to submit an application as early in their senior year of high school as possible and arrange to have first-quarter grades sent from their high school counselor as soon as they are available. When you maintain good academic standing in the program, you are automatically enrolled in both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The accelerated dual-degree program is designed for outstanding students. Traditionally those students who have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale are invited to the program as first-year students and complete the bachelor’s degree at an accelerated pace.

Submitting test scores is optional but recommended; students who choose to submit scores should have exceeded a score of 1200 on the SAT and/or 25 on the ACT.

Learn more about our test score policy

Admission Requirements

Your GPA alone doesn’t tell the full story of your academic strengths and talents. That’s why we look at many factors when considering each application for admission, especially as those factors relate to your specific program. We look at subject-specific courses you’ve taken and AP credits you’ve earned, as well as awards and other achievements. 

Expected of all students:
  • High school transcript

  • A personal essay on a topic of particular meaning and interest to you that tells us who you are and speaks to your values, goals and aspirations as a student

  • At least one letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor or someone who can reflect on your dedication and work ethic

  • 4 years of English

  • 3+ years of mathematics

  • 3+ years of science

  • 2 years of social science and foreign language

  • 3 academic electives

Learn more

Test score policy

Advanced standing credit

Other undergraduate applicants

If you are applying as a transfer, international or military student, additional admission requirements may apply to you. Learn more about those by clicking the links below.

Additional Resources

Quinnipiac University supports equality of educational and employment opportunity. No person shall be denied admission to any educational program or activity or be denied employment on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin.