Welcome to the application cycle for 2014! The spring semester begins on Tuesday, Jan. 21 and the fall semester begins on Monday, Aug. 25.
If you will be graduating from high school, you'll apply as an incoming freshman (even if you have taken come college courses through your high school). If you have graduated high school and attended college (no matter how briefly), you will apply as a transfer student. If you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you will apply as an international student. If you wish to take a course or two per semester, you may apply as a part-time (adult) student.
The Department of Nursing offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. In addition, we offer an Accelerated Nursing Program to those who already hold a bachelor's degree and wish to pursue a second bachelor's degree in nursing. Interested candidates should apply directly to that program.
Quinnipiac reviews applications on a "rolling admissions" basis but also offers an "Early Decision" option for freshmen applicants in all programs. Early Decision students must file their application by Nov. 1, and provide their high school transcript, essay, test scores and letter of recommendation, and submit first quarter grades when they are available. All supportive information should be here hopefully by early December when we will be reviewing applications and notifying students of their decision. Students admitted Early decision will receive their financial aid award based on the information submitted on the CSS Profile (which can be filed beginning Oct. 1 and should be filed by early January for timely notification of any need based financial aid), followed by filing the FAFSA after Jan. 1). Students admitted through Early Decision will have a deposit deadline of Feb. 1. Students admitted Early Decision must withdraw any applications they have made to other colleges once they have been offered admission and received their financial aid award.
All students who apply for 'regular admission' which is 'rolling' admissions will begin to be notified of their decision in early-December and have until May 1 to confirm their enrollment. Be sure to visit the campus and take a tour before or after you apply. All freshman applicants should apply by Feb. 1 and if applying for financial aid file the FAFSA and the CSS Profile by March 1.
We recommend that Freshmen candidates for the physical therapy, nursing and physician assistant programs should file their application for admission by Nov. 15 (non binding unless you've chosen to apply 'early decision') and arrange to have their supportive materials and their first quarter senior grades sent as soon as they are available. Those who have not filed the application by Nov. 15 should do so as soon as possible to be considered for their program of choice. Transfer applicants for nursing and occupational therapy must apply by March 1. Transfer students who are interested in the physical therapy or physician's assistant programs may only apply to the graduate DPT or PA programs once they've completed a bachelor's degree. Athletic training, diagnostic imaging, nursing and occupational therapy accept transfer students only for the fall semesters on a space available basis.
Applying online is our preferred way to receive your application. You can use either the Common Application or the Quinnipiac Application.
Learn more about the financial aid process.