Quinnipiac University

University Registrar’s Office

275 Mount Carmel Ave.              

Hamden, CT 06518-1908



Federal School Code: 001420

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Quinnipiac University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education. 

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the commission indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied though a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Additional information may be found here: https://catalog.qu.edu/accreditations-professional-memberships/

Academic Calendar:

The University follows a semester based academic term structure. Academic calendar may be found here: https://catalog.qu.edu/general-information/academic-calendar/

Course Numbering:

Courses numbered in the 100-400 range are primarily offered at the Undergraduate level. Courses numbered in the 500-600 range are primarily offered at the Graduate level. Courses numbered in the 700-800 range are primarily offered to Medical School & Doctoral levels. 

Course Credits:

The unit of credit at the University is the semester hour.

Grading System:

Letter Grade Numerical Range Grade Pt. Value
A 93-100 4.00
A- 90-92 3.67
B+ 87-89 3.33
B 83-86 3.00
B- 80-82 2.67
C+ 77-79 2.33
C 73-76 2.00
C- 70-72 1.67
D 60-69 1.00
F 0-59 0.00
W 0.00
I (incomplete) 0.00
P (Pass) 0.00
HP (High Pass School of Medicine) N/A
S (Satisfactory) 0.00
H (Honors) N/A
IP (In-Progress) 0.00
U (Unsatisfactory) 0.00
AU (Audit) 0.00
Z (audit; this grade type no longer offered after Spring 2017) 0.00
TR (Transfer Credit) 0.00
X (Grade not submitted) 0.00

Repeated Courses:

Repeated courses are annotated with a grade of ‘R’; Only the most recent grade figures into the cumulative GPA calculation.

Grade Point Average:

The grade point average is obtained by dividing the total number of quality points earned at the University by the number of semester hours attempted for grades. Grades for courses transferred to the University are not calculated into the grade point average.

Academic Honors:

Dean’s List: undergraduate students qualify by earning a GPA of at least 3.5 with no grade lower than C and 14 completed credits.

Degree honors:

Summa Cum Laude 3.90-4.00                        

Magna Cum Laude 3.70-3.89

Cum Laude 3.50-3.69

Students must earn 60+ credits while at Quinnipiac to receive degree honors. 

Academic Good Standing:

A student fails to meet academic good standing requirements with a cumulative GPA below 2.0 and/or semester GPA is below 2.0 in any two consecutive semesters.

Academic Sanctions:

Academic warning: semester GPA below 2.0, credit deficiency, or lacking necessary English or Math requirements

Probation: due to GPA or credit deficiencies, or consecutive semesters with GPA under 2.0

Suspension: serious or repeated deficiencies. Students must leave for one semester

Dismissal: serious or repeated deficiencies. Students are separated from the University. After a period of one year a student must file a new application for admission