Undergraduate Application Process

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Undergraduate Admission Requirements/Processes

Freshman Admission Requirements

All applicants must submit the Application for Admission, an official high school transcript and official test scores from either ACT or SAT. (Quincy testing codes are 1120 for ACT and 1645 for SAT. Please use one of these codes in registering for the test.) In some cases, the admissions committee may also require references and/ or a writing sample.

Like most private universities, Quincy does not set arbitrary minimum levels for test scores, nor do we require a specific pattern of courses. We recognize there can be curriculum limitations, especially in smaller high schools. As we read application files, our primary concern is that every applicant has the ability and preparation to be successful in our academic program.
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Students are often unduly concerned about test scores. We consider test scores to be an important but clearly secondary factor in our admission decisions. A student's high school record is a far better indicator of how well he/she will do at Quincy. Our experience shows that the students who do best on our campus have a high school record that includes four years of English and three each in math, sciences and social sciences. Courses in another language, computers and the arts round out a good high school schedule.

Freshman Application Process

  • Apply Online or Download Application
  • $25 Application Fee (waived with online application)
  • Official High School Transcripts
  • Official ACT or SAT Scores
  • Counselor Recommendation

Traditional Transfer Student Application Process

  • Apply Online or Download Application
  • $25 Application Fee (waived with online application)
  • Personal Statement completed
  • Submit official college transcripts from each college/university attended
  • High School transcripts required if student does not have an Associates Degree or has less than 60 transferable credit hours
  • Official ACT or SAT scores are required if student has less than 11 hours

Undergraduate Readmission Student Application Process

  • Readmission Application
  • Submit Official Transcripts from each college/university attended after Quincy University

Post Baccalaureate Student Application Process

International Application Process


Quincy University is approved by the Immigration and Naturalization Service of the U.S. Department of Justice to accept and enroll nonimmigrant foreign students.

DOCUMENTS AND PROCEDURES - Applicants from foreign countries must file the following credentials with the Office of Admissions by April 1 for Fall semester and by September 1 for Spring semester:

  1. A completed and signed Quincy University Application for Undergraduate Admission, including a $25 application fee. Note: International Students must sign and date a printed application for it to be considered. Online Applications will NOT be accepted for International Students.
  2. An official copy of the original transcript(s) of all high school and/or college work (an English translation of the original transcript(s) is required).
  3. All applicants from non-English speaking schools must submit the results of the "Test of English as a Foreign Language" (TOEFL). An official copy of the test scores must be sent to Quincy University by the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 08541 (Quincy University's institutional code is 1645). Generally, scores of 500 for undergraduate and 550 for graduate are acceptable evidence of a student's ability to study successfully in an English-speaking environment. If the student has taken either the ACT or SAT, those official scores should also be submitted.
  4. A financial statement (certified) attesting to the ability of the student to meet all University costs including books, residential expenses, and health insurance must be notarized and have appropriate signatures.

After the student has been accepted by Quincy University and we have received notarized documentation of financial support, Quincy University will issue the Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status (I-20), which is necessary to obtain a visa from an American Embassy to enter and study in the United States. A certified check payable in U.S. dollars covering the total semester cost for tuition, fees, room, board, and health insurance must be received in the Office of Admissions by August 1 for Fall semester and December 15 for Spring semester.

The University has a health insurance policy designed specifically for international students. All international students are required to participate in the program. Upon arrival, international students must understand that because of varying educational standards, they are subject to examination and evaluation at the discretion of University officials to assure proper placement in classes. All entering international students will be required to take the Nelson Denny reading examination and also write a short essay in English before they are allowed to register for classes.

Please mail all correspondence and required information to:

Quincy University
Office of Admissions
1800 College Avenue
Quincy, IL 62301-2699 U.S.A