Each year Quinnipiac University welcomes as many as 250 transfer students. They come from two- and four-year public and private colleges, and they quickly become part of Quinnipiac's lively student community. More about being a transfer student...
To transfer to Quinnipiac, you should have earned college-level credit after graduating from high school with at least a 2.5 grade-point average. Some programs in the health sciences require a higher GPA and space is limited. Please see individual programs for their requirements.
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NOTE: Those seeking a second bachelor's degree only need to submit the application form, application fee and all college transcripts. File your application
. Just follow this link to apply online
. The application fee is $45. We are currently accepting transfer applications for most majors for Spring and Fall 2013. Nursing, athletic training and occupational therapy candidates may apply ONLY for Fall admission, and are considered on a space available basis. See information below for deadlines. (Physician Assistant and Physical Therapy are graduate programs and do not accept transfers at the undergraduate level. See the Graduate Admissions pages for more information.)
Complete your personal statement. This one-page essay is to be included with your application. It's most helpful if you use the essay to tell us about your previous college experience and your reasons for wanting to transfer to Quinnipiac.
Request that your official high school transcript be sent to us
. You must do this unless your college transcript lists an associate's or bachelor's degree. Transcripts should be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Request that your high school transcript be sent to us. Your school must mail it to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. We recommend seniors have their first quarter grades sent when they are available. Transfer students who have been awarded an associate's degree, or students seeking a second bachelor's degree, are not required to send a high school transcript.
Please send all your official SAT I or ACT scores directly to us. Quinnipiac's SAT code is 3712, and our ACT code is 0582. We do not require SAT IIs. We will select your highest critical reading, math, writing and ACT composite score - but we do value the effort and wish to see all your scores. Transfer students who have earned 30 college credits after high school graduation, or have graduated from high school more than 5 years ago are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores.
Provide a letter of recommendation. Please provide a minimum of one letter of recommendation from your guidance counselor (required) or a teacher (optional). You'll find forms on our 'Apply' page which you can use. We recommend that transfer students forward one recommendation, preferably from a college or university instructor.
Explore financial aid
. Transfer students may be eligible for Quinnipiac grants, scholarships and federal financial aid. For the fall semester, you should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
and the CSS Profile
soon after Jan. 1. Spring transfers should file the FAFSA and CSS Profile for the current year when they apply for admission. More about the FAFSA...
For all majors, except those listed with specific deadlines below, we review applications once they become complete (rolling admissions). The admissions committee begins reviewing spring applicants in October and fall applicants 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 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. Please file it by March 1 to be considered for all aid programs. (Remember to complete the CSS profile as well.)
March 1: Deadline for completed application for athletic training, occupational therapy or nursing programs for the fall semester. Transfer applicants for these three programs are accepted on a space available basis, only for the fall semester.
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.