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Application for Admission

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Applying to Trinity is free, and Trinity reviews each application as soon as it is complete: you’ll get our decision right away.

Priority is given to applications received before February 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester.

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Admissions Requirements

Requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences (Daytime for Women)

Applying to the College of Arts & Sciences is a 5-step process:

  1. Apply to Trinity
  2. Have your School Administrator submit your Official Transcripts (High School/College/Home School/GED) – International Transcripts must be evaluated prior to submission
  3. Submit Essay “Where do I see myself after obtaining a Trinity degree?”
  4. Submit your Recommendation Letter(s) (Teacher/Guidance Counselor/Mentor)
  5. Once your application is submitted, use your log-in credentials to check your status

Admissions Criteria:

  • First-Time Freshman candidates for admission should complete a secondary school program that includes 16 academic units: English, Mathematics (algebra, geometry, and trigonometry), Science to include Lab work (biology, chemistry, and physics), History, Foreign Language, and Social Science.
  • Transfer candidates must submit official college transcripts from each previously attended college or university.
  • Optional Standardized tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) and/or the American College Test (ACT) can be submitted. To have your scores sent to us use SAT code 5796 and ACT code 0696.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average 2.0 (on 4.0 Scale).

Undocumented Students and TheDream.US Scholarships

Undocumented Students and Dreamer Scholars

Trinity proudly welcomes Dreamers and encourages eligible students to apply to TheDream.US Scholarship program. Visit our Dreamer/Dream.US Hub here.

Readmission – Contact Your Advisor to Restart Your Studies!
If more than two years (1 year for graduate students) have elapsed since you successfully completed a semester at Trinity, or if you were dismissed from Trinity, please contact the Office of Admissions.

Non-Degree Applicants – please contact admissions to learn how to  up to take to 6 credits of coursework without seeking a Trinity degree.

U.S. citizens who have studied at foreign institutions: Submit official transcripts for a course-by-course evaluation by an agency accredited by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.