Quinnipiac University

Special Education Certificate of Completion Admissions

We make our admission process as straightforward and personalized as possible. If you have any questions or need guidance, our counselors and advisers in the School of Education are available to assist you at every stage of your application process.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Applicants must also have a current teaching certificate from an approved institution of higher education and/or be a practicing teacher.

Application Timeline

Applications are accepted throughout the year. The admissions committee will review an application once all of the supporting documents are received.

Required Documents

A complete application consists of the following:

  • Completed application form
  • $45 application fee
  • Updated resume
  • Personal statement
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work completed

How to Apply for an Online Program

The Quinnipiac University graduate admissions team is dedicated to helping you easily navigate our educational offerings. An admissions counselor will work one-on-one with you to assess your educational goals and answer any questions that you may have.

To get started, follow these steps:


Apply to a Program

An admissions counselor will assist you with the process and provide guidance every step of the way. 

Complete the Application


Ask about Financial Aid

Our admissions counselors can answer your questions about the financial aid process. To apply for federal aid, you must complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and use school code #001402.

Learn more about graduate tuition and financial aid

Current students

Current students do not need to fill out an application. Instead, current students interested in adding this certificate to their record must first complete the Certificate Declaration Form.

After completing the form, current students can register for certificate courses using the Self-Service Platform. 

Complete the Certificate Declaration Form

Register for Certificate Courses


Non-matriculated and non-degree-seeking students

Students also have the option to enroll in courses without matriculating. Students who want to register for courses as non-matriculated or non-degree-seeking should contact Judy Falaro for more information before filling out our Course Registration Form

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.