Undergraduate Application for Admission

Links to application directions:

First Year students - Accelerated Nursing students - Transfer students

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First Year Students


Application Plans for First Year students:

Early Decision – Deadline November 1

If Quinnipiac is your first choice school, we encourage you to apply ‘Early Decision’ (ED), which is an option available for applicants to all majors. Early Decision is binding, solidifying your place in the program of your choice and granting you the peace of mind that comes with knowing exactly where you will be next fall.

Early Action

If you are interested in applying early and hearing early, with no commitment to enroll, you may wish to consider applying through one of our Early Action (EA) options.

Early Action I - Deadline November 15

Students applying for admission to the following programs are encouraged to apply through Early Action I:
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Athletic Training / Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Nursing

Early Action II - Deadline January 1

Regular Decision – Deadline February 1


Admissions Requirements:
  • High school transcript
  • Personal essay on a topic of particular meaning and interest to you. The essay should reflect who you are and speak to your values, goals, and aspirations as a student.
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor or other school official
  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of mathematics (4 years required for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Nursing and Physician Assistant applicants)
  • 3 or more years of science (4 years required for applicants to the Schools of Nursing and Health Sciences)
  • 2 years of social science and foreign language
  • 3 academic electives
  • Test Scores: see details below
Official standardized test scores are required if you are: (See chart below for additional details)
  • Applying to the Physician Assistant program
  • Interested in consideration for the BA/BS and JD Accelerated Law Degree (3+3) program
  • An international student (SAT, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS or successful completion of ELS 112 required)
  • Homeschooled
 
Scores that are self-reported in the testing section of this application will be considered in the admission decision and scholarship selection process. If you wish to apply test optional DO NOT write in your scores in the testing section. Applying test optional is not available for some programs. See the chart below for additional details:
 
If you share self-reported test scores on this application, you must arrange to have verified/official test scores (from the College Board or ACT) sent to Quinnipiac University by June 1, if accepted and you plan to enroll. Failure to provide official scores which are consistent with self-reported scores may result in your acceptance in your admission or scholarship being rescinded.

International freshman applicants are required to provide proof of secondary school graduation or the equivalent. Our preferred vendor is World Education Services (www.wes.org). Documented English language proficiency is required. You may satisfy this by either completing the ELS Language Center’s intensive level 112 course or achieving satisfactory scores on the TOEFL, IELTS, SAT or ACT.
 

Accelerated Nursing Applicants


Select application type ‘2021 Accelerated Nursing’

Application Available late August 2020

Application Deadline: January 2, 2021


Please note: The School of Nursing admissions committee begins review of completed applications in February, with notification of decisions in March.

Admissions Requirements:
  • BA or BS degree completed prior to start of the program
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended, whether or not grades were earned
    • Note: Application is not completed until grades from Fall 2020 term are received. All transcripts should be sent directly to the Undergraduate Admissions Office.
  • Completion of prerequisite course work within the last five years with a grade of B- or better and completed prior to entering the accelerated track
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (B) for consideration (Please note that admission is competitive and that meeting the minimum admission standards does not guarantee admission)
  • Personal Essay
  • A maximum of two recommendation letters
  • Résumé
  • International Applicants:
    • International transfer applicants must provide a course-by-course academic evaluation. Our preferred vendor is World Education Services (www.wes.org).
    • Documented English language proficiency is required. You may satisfy this by either completing the ELS Language Center’s intensive level 112 course or achieving satisfactory scores on the TOEFL or IELTS.
 

Transfer Students


Transfer applications are reviewed on a “rolling admission” basis. Completed applications for the Spring term are reviewed starting in late October; applications for the Fall term are reviewed beginning in February (after prior fall term grades are received.)

Please note: Transfer candidates for athletic training and radiologic sciences are considered for the fall term only and on a space available basis. Transfer candidates for nursing are considered for the fall and spring terms on a space available basis. The deadline for completed applications for these programs for the fall term is March 1. The deadline for nursing applications for the spring term is November 15. (The physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and diagnostic medical sonography programs are not open to transfer students.)

Recommended Deadlines:

    For Spring 2021 term – November 15
    For Fall 2021 term – June 15*
        *March 1 for athletic training, nursing, radiologic sciences only

(Quinnipiac does accept applications beyond above dates)

Admissions Requirements:
  • For most majors, a minimum GPA of 2.5 is expected
  • Official transcripts are required from all colleges attended, whether or not grades were earned. U.S. military veterans should provide a Joint Services transcript
    • All transcripts should be sent to the Undergraduate Admissions Office
  • Official high school transcript with graduation date, unless an awarded AS or AA degree is shown on your college transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Personal essay - Summarize your experiences and why you want to transfer to Quinnipiac
  • International Applicants:
    • International transfer applicants must provide a course-by-course academic evaluation. Our preferred vendor is World Education Services (www.wes.org).
    • Documented English language proficiency is required. You may satisfy this by either completing the ELS Language Center’s intensive level 112 course or achieving satisfactory scores on the TOEFL, IELTS, SAT or ACT




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