Counselor Visits to Campus: "Three campuses, one university"
Transfer and independent counselors are welcome to visit Quinnipiac throughout the year. If you would like to arrange for an individual visit, please call us in advance for an appointment to meet with the transfer counselors, take a student-guided campus tour, and be our guest for lunch.
If geography prohibits a visit, we would call your attention to our Virtual Tour. More information specific to transfer students, including frequently asked questions, scholarship opportunities and links to our online application, is at www.quinnipiac.edu/transfer.
Meet the undergraduate transfer admissions counselors: Mary Wargo, Joanne Robertson and Jeanne Liu.
Visit Options for Prospective Transfer Students:
Fall open houses are an excellent opportunity for transfer students to explore what Quinnipiac can offer. The day includes an information fair with faculty representatives, a transfer information session, special sessions about majors, and tours of the campuses. Open house dates are posted on the website in the summer, and updated on this site and the transfer pages. Those students who cannot attend a Fall Open House are encouraged to visit the campus at any time, or they may attend one of our winter sessions:Winter Transfer Information Sessions
- Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
- Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
- Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 10:15 a.m.
- Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
- Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 10:15 a.m.
Each hour-long session, to be held in the Admissions office, will outline the transfer process and provide answers to the most frequently asked questions for transfer applicants. A student-led tour of the Mount Carmel Campus follows. Interested students may register for one of these sessions at www.quinnipiac.edu/visit.
Information on the Transfer Application Process
Quinnipiac accepts transfer students for most majors for both the spring and fall semesters. The exceptions are nursing, occupational therapy and athletic training. Acceptance of transfer students to these majors occurs only for the fall semester, on a space available basis. Diagnostic Imaging transfers are also accepted on a space available basis, usually for the spring semester. Transfer students are not accepted into the undergraduate track for the physician's assistant or physical therapy programs. They can transfer into an appropriate major, and after earning a bachelor's degree and completing patient care hours requirements, apply to the respective graduate programs. Completion of an undergraduate degree at Quinnipiac University does not guarantee admission to graduate programs. Information about the graduate physician's assistant program is located in the university catalog. The physical therapy graduate program will not begin accepting students until Fall 2013.
Prospective transfer students may use the Quinnipiac University application for admission or may apply by using the Transfer Common Application and Supplemental form. There is no preference for which application the student may use, but we encourage students to apply online. The undergraduate admissions office works on a "rolling admissions" basis. The transfer admissions committee begins reviewing completed applications for the spring semester in October and for the fall semester in early February. Transfer applications for the fall semester are not complete until we have the results of the current fall semester. Nursing, occupational therapy and athletic training applications should be completed by March 1. Acceptance is based on the availability of spaces in each program and is competitive. While there are no specific deadlines for all other majors, we encourage transfer applications for the spring semester by mid November, and for the fall semester by April 1. This allows ample time for processing and allows the student to make a smooth transition.
A completed application consists of:
- Online application form - Quinnipiac application or Transfer Common Application and Supplemental form ($45 non-refundable application fee)
- Personal statement (essay) which discusses their previous college experiences and reasons for wanting to transfer to Quinnipiac (minimum 250 words)
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not grades were earned
- Official high school transcript (not required if the student has already been awarded an associate or baccalaureate degree)
- Official AP test scores (if taken in high school)
- Official standardized test scores if student has not yet earned 30 credits of college level work
- Letter of recommendation from an adviser or teacher. Student's full name should appear on any letter or form
Students are notified by letter of decision. Spring candidates admitted prior to the recommended deadline date are asked to respond to offers of admission by Dec. 15. Admitted fall candidates have until May 1. Applicants admitted after the recommended deadline dates must respond within 10 days of the admission letter. A matriculation fee of $200 and housing deposit of $350 will secure their place. Spring deposits are refundable if we are notified in writing by Jan. 1; fall deposits are refundable with written notification by June 1.
We receive over 1,000 applications for transfer admission each year. Between the fall and spring semesters, approximately 250 transfer students will accept join the Quinnipiac community. These students come from more than 90 different colleges and universities; 50 percent come from outside Connecticut.
Quinnipiac normally grants transfer credit for courses appropriate to the chosen curriculum, completed with a grade of C or better at a regionally accredited post-secondary institution. Transfer credit evaluation usually begins when a student is admitted. However, an unofficial evaluation can be completed for prospective students by request. A transcript including course listings and grades may be forwarded by e-mail to email@example.com. or by fax to the attention of Joanne Robertson, at 203-582-8906. The student must include expected major and contact information, including e-mail address.
We recommend that students visit the campus for either an Open House, group information session or a one- on-one interview (interviews are not required). Due to the demand, students should use our online reservation system to arrange their visit. We host group information sessions followed by a campus tour most Saturdays during the fall and spring semesters, and weekdays throughout the year. Special transfer information sessions are held during school breaks in November, January and March. Amd at each of the fall open houses there is a special session for transfer students. Please call us at 800-462-1944 or 203-582-8612 with additional questions.
Transfer students are an integral part of the Quinnipiac community. They participate in student clubs and organizations, intramural sports, athletics, study abroad programs and service learning. Internships provide practical experience and contacts, and career services staff in each school assist students with the next steps in their career goals.