Every year, Quinnipiac University welcomes as many as 250 transfers. They quickly become part of Quinnipiac’s top-notch academic programs and lively student community, which supports more than 100 student organizations and an intriguing array of events and activities “after dark.”

Helpful details for prospective transfer students:

Transferring Credits
Credits earned at regionally accredited college or university with a grade of C or better will usually transfer. Unofficial evaluations of credit are provided after admission, although prospective students may request one prior to applying.  International students should send official transcripts to WES (World Education Services) for certification and evaluation of credit and request that Quinnipiac University receive the results. Official acceptance of transfer credit is completed after admission when a student matriculates into a program of study.

Placement Exams
All transfer students with fewer than six hours of approved transfer credit in English composition from another college must take the English placement exam prior to registering for any English course. A math placement exam is also required for students who are not transferring the equivalent of Quinnipiac’s math requirement and for proper placement in any math course required for a major. A foreign language placement exam is necessary for students not transferring necessary credits for certain majors. Placement exams are available for matriculated students prior to registration.

Getting to Know Students
Prior to the start of your first semester at Quinnipiac, you’ll attend transfer orientation, where you’ll meet other new students and get acclimated to campus. If you join us for the fall semester, there is a special "Get Acquainted Day" early in the summer. You’ll also be encouraged to get involved in the many activities and organizations available to Quinnipiac undergraduates, such as WQAQ, Quinnipiac’s radio station, or our chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

Transfer students are housed with other incoming transfer students of the same year in apartment-style residences on campus. Fall transfer students are notified of their housing assignment in August. More about residential life at Quinnipiac...

Transfer Deadlines
For majors except those listed below with a specific deadline, we review applications once they are complete (rolling admissions). The admissions committee begins reviewing applicants for the spring semester in October and for the fall semester in early February. Transfer applications for the fall semester will be considered complete when we receive grades from the previous fall. Please keep in mind that we recommend that you apply earlier than the dates listed to be considered for the program of your choice.

Mid-November: Recommended date to file an application for spring semester (January).
Jan. 1: The FAFSA application becomes available. CSS profile also available. 
March 1: Deadline for completed application for transfer to athletic training, diagnostic imaging, occupational therapy or nursing programs for fall semester. Transfer applicants for these four programs are accepted on a space available basis only for the fall semester.
March 1: FAFSA and CSS applications due
April 1: "Recommended" date to file an application for fall semester (August).   For majors other than those listed above, we do continue to accept applications after April 1.

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