Quinnipiac University

Entry-Level Dual-Degree BS in Biomedical Sciences / MHS in Biomedical Sciences (4+1) 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 Health Sciences are available to assist you at every stage of your application process.


The Entry-Level Dual-Degree BS in Biomedical Sciences/MHS in Biomedical Sciences (4+1) program does not have a separate application process. Incoming first-year students admitted to the BS in Biomedical Sciences who meet the dual-degree program criteria will be invited to enter the program.

Admission to the university is competitive, and applicants are expected to enroll in a rigorous college preparatory program in high school. Prospective first-year students are strongly encouraged to file an application as early in their senior year as possible and to have their high school counselor submit their first-quarter grades as soon as they are available.

Candidates applying for admission into the Dual-Degree BS in Biomedical Sciences/MHS in Biomedical Sciences (4+1) from high school are required to have no less than three years of high school college preparatory mathematics (four years are preferred), one year of biology and one year of chemistry. Students are also encouraged to take advanced biology electives. In addition, the scores of the Scholastic Assessment Test or the College Entrance Examination board of the American College Testing program are important considerations.

  • Average high school GPA of 3.5
  • Average SAT/ACT scores of 1200/25

Test scores are recommended but not required.

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

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

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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.