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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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Trinity participates in the Common App so you can apply in just a few clicks! There’s no fee and no additional questions – just add Trinity Washington University.

Admissions Requirements

College of Arts and Sciences

  • 2.0 GPA
  • Completed application, including essay
  • Letter of recommendation

Other Programs

Each of Trinity’s programs has its own application requirements – find the program that is right for you, and then scroll to the bottom of its page for your specific requirements.

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.

Why Choose Trinity?

More Individual Support
Trinity keeps class sizes small: your professors know your name and work with you individually on any challenges.

More Affordable
Trinity’s tuition is the lowest among private schools in the area, and financial aid options lower costs even further. Many DC residents pay nothing out-of-pocket!

Better Location
Our beautiful campus is five minutes away from all the opportunities offered in downtown Washington, DC, like top-notch internships and fun things to do.

Help at Every Step
Your admissions recruiter will guide you through the admissions process!

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