Congratulations on your acceptance for 2015!
Welcome to our admitted students page. Here you'll find information on:
- ways to visit the campus to make your final decision
- when to make your matriculation deposit
- orientation and registration, and
- frequently asked questions (FAQs).
Once you've made your commitment to join us by paying the matriculation fee, we'll acknowledge receipt of your deposit by letter. Learn more below.
Deposit deadlines for Fall 2015 (semester begins August 31, 2015)
- Feb. 1, 2015 - Early Decision students - Matriculation fee/housing deposit due date
- May 1, 2015 - All admitted freshman and transfer students - Matriculation fee/housing deposit due date
Ways to pay
You may pay online or mail a check (please choose only one).
- Please visit www.quinnipiac.edu/deposit.
- Click on the link at the bottom of the page to access e-cashier.
- Log in using your QU student ID number (your ID number is located on your acceptance letter).
- In order for us to accept online transactions, a $2 convenience fee will be added, and credit card transactions will add on an additional convenience fee of 1.9 percent of the total amount.
Mail your deposit
- Print the matriculation form (PDF)
- Mail it with your check for the deposit amount to the bursar's office:
Bursar's Office, AB-BRS
275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, Conn. 06518
- For students who plan to live in Quinnipiac housing, the total deposit amount is $550. This includes:
- $200 matriculation fee
- $200 housing deposit
- $150 security deposit (held in case of damages)
- For students who plan to commute to campus, the total deposit amount is $200, which is the matriculation fee.
Matriculation fee/housing deposit waiver form
You may submit a matriculation fee/housing deposit fee waiver form if you have been offered a Federal PELL Grant as part of your financial aid package or are an international student having difficulty making an online payment. Please submit the fee waiver form to request a waiver of your initial deposit.
- Please complete the "matriculation fee deposit form," located in the "supplementary forms" section of the financial aid forms page
- Fax the completed form to Office of Undergraduate Admissions: 1-203-582-8906 (fax)
- We will review your information and confirm that you are an incoming student.
All students, be sure to submit your final transcript
- Freshmen: please arrange to have your final high school transcript verifying your graduation sent to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Official scores from AP exams plus official college transcripts for any college work completed while in high school must also be sent to us in order to be evaluated for possible advanced standing.
- Transfer students: please arrange for a final official college transcript showing all courses attempted to be sent to us. Information on evaluation of your credit equivalencies will be e- mailed to you approximately two weeks after you receive your letter of acceptance.
If you are a returning student: please contact the chairperson of your major program for help selecting your classes.
Please join us for our Admitted Student Days!
Saturday, March 28, 2015 or Sunday, March 29, 2015
President John L. Lahey and members of the faculty, administration and Quinnipiac students invite you to come to campus for a comprehensive visit to help finalize your college choice.
Please come to the Athletic and Recreation Center on the Mount Carmel Campus.
- Arrive at 9 a.m. if you've been admitted to majors in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education (5-year BA/MAT), School of Nursing, School of Health Sciences.
- Arrive at 11:30 a.m. if you've been admitted to majors in the School of Business and Engineering or the School of Communications.
Our enthusiastic students will greet you when you arrive. You'll meet with the deans and faculty from your major. You'll get the chance to ask questions in a casual format about all aspects of the student experience, including: residence life, campus life, public safety, health services, academic services and resources, campus technology, religious diversity, student clubs and organizations, financial aid, multicultural and global education, Greek life, community service groups, and much more. Plus, hear from President John L. Lahey, have a campus tour, lunch, and visit our North Haven and York Hill campuses. The day ends by 4 p.m.
Join the Conversation online
Admitted students are invited to join "The Den," where you'll be part of a social network of admitted students. You can post your photo, your interests, start a discussion group or participate in one, make friends and spend the next few months getting to know your classmates. You'll also find helpful articles about Quinnipiac and tips on places of interest in the area. If you haven't received an email with instructions, please email us.
Attend a class for a day
February, March or April
During the spring semester, we invite admitted students to come see what it's like to be a student at Quinnipiac for a day. You'll spend a day with an undergraduate student host attending their classes. Please check the the day visit information page to see the dates available and then call our registration line at 1-203-582-3830. Visiting students need to be in the admissions office by 9 a.m. and your day will conclude by 2 p.m.
Unfortunately, we do not sponsor overnight visits, but if you have a friend who attends Quinnipiac and is willing to host you as a guest, you can arrange an overnight stay with him/her through the residential life guest process.
Arrange a campus tour, interview or Saturday visit
We invite you to come visit us on campus. You can attend a student-led campus tour, meet individually with an admissions counselor, or join us for a Group Information Session. Learn more about visiting and register using our online appointment calendar.
What do I have to do to receive financial aid?
How do I get financial aid?
Two forms are required for students applying for all forms of financial aid:
- The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form - The FAFSA can be filed online after Jan. 1. Quinnipiac's FAFSA code is 001402.
- The CSS Profile Form - The CSS Profile Form must be completed for Quinnipiac institutional grant assistance. It can be filed online. Quinnipiac's CSS code is 3712. You must submit the CSS Profile Form to be considered for Quinnipiac grant aid (other than merit awards).
Early Decision students, who have a Feb. 1 deposit deadline and are seeking financial aid, must:
- File the CSS Profile prior to January so that we can provide you with a timely financial aid award
- File the FAFSA between Jan. 1 and March 1 to confirm your eligibility for Federal Aid
When will I receive my financial aid award?
You'll receive a letter from the Office of Financial Aid when your award is ready to be viewed online at www.quinnipiac.edu/finaid. Click on the "your electronic award" link to see your award. If you have filed the CSS Profile and the FAFSA and no award appears, please check with the financial aid office to see if we are missing any information by calling 203-582-8750.
When might I hear about scholarships?
All admitted freshmen are given consideration for merit-based scholarships and recipients are notified in their letter of acceptance. Scholarships are based on our review of your rank in class and highest critical reading plus math SAT scores or the highest ACT composite score.
If your high school does not provide a rank in class, we will estimate where your GPA places you within your class based on academic information available through your high school, so please check with your counselor if you're not sure how your grade point average compares with others in the class.
Transfer students with two years of college work are eligible to be considered for scholarships based on their GPA. Please check www.quinnipiac.edu/scholarships for our scholarship guidelines. If you are not eligible to receive a merit award, you can still be considered for financial aid, which includes federal, state or Quinnipiac grants, work study, loans, etc.
I'm interested in the Honors Program - what is the selection process?
The Honors Program selects about 80 intellectually curious and motivated incoming freshmen with a strong academic background to participate in this enriching and engaging part of college life. Visit the Honors Program page to learn more about the program and fill out the application.
Will I be guaranteed housing if I pay the housing deposit?
Yes, freshmen will be housed in doubles or quads in the Ledges, the Commons, Irma, Dana and Mountainview. You'll fill out a roommate inventory questionnaire as part of your Orientation information, and you can indicate a rank order of your choice of buildings. Once your deposit is received, you'll receive your housing and roommate assignments in January for spring entrants, and on Aug. 1 for fall freshmen. Transfer students will likely be assigned together in double rooms in suite housing (some with full kitchens) on the Mount Carmel Campus or in the all-suite Crescent residence hall on the York Hill Campus. Learn more about our housing options.
When is orientation for the Fall semester?
Freshmen enrolling in Fall 2015 will attend one of the five, two-day orientation programs:
- Monday-Tuesday, June 8-9, 2015
- Thursday-Friday, June 11-12, 2015
- Monday-Tuesday, June 15-16, 2015
- Thursday- Friday, June 18-19, 2015
If you are not able to attend a June session, you may attend Wednesday-Thursday, Aug. 26-27, 2015.
Transfer students will have a "Get Acquainted" program on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, to meet with faculty and learn more about the registration/advisement process. After that session, you'll receive instructions on how to set up your Quinnipiac email, how to log in to the MyQ internal portal, and follow through on your housing and other information. All incoming fall transfer students must attend orientation on Aug. 28, 2015.
When do I register for classes for the Fall 2015 semester?
Classes begin Aug. 31, 2015. After we receive your matriculation fee, and beginning in early May, you'll hear from the Office of Student Affairs via e-mail (the e-mail address you provided on your application) with instructions on setting up your Quinnipiac e-mail, how to access our MyQ internal website and our Blackboard educational program.
You will be instructed to take any placement tests online, prior to coming to orientation, so that you can register for your fall classes at the orientation program. Those coming to the last orientation session in August will be given instructions and a timeframe in June to complete their registration online.
Beginning in May, most offices on campus will communicate with you at your Quinnipiac email address, so please check it often.
Is my deposit refundable?
Fall incoming students can request a refund of your deposit if you let us know in writing via e-mail to the vice president and dean of admissions by June 1.
If you were admitted through the Early Decision program, the deposit is not refundable after Feb. 1.
For all others, the deposit is not refundable after June 1, but we would appreciate knowing any change in your plans.
Do you want to know if I've decided to attend another institution?
Yes, we appreciate knowing (and we'll stop e-mailing you). Please e-mail the Admissions Office with the subject line withdraw, and tell us your full name and address and your Quinnipiac ID number. If you're willing, we'd also appreciate if you'd let us know where you've decided to attend.