Apply to Trinity

We are excited that you are ready to apply to Trinity College!

Click on the link below that best describes you to find detailed instructions and materials to assist you as you prepare to apply.



  1. Fill out the online application.
  2. Send us your official high school transcripts. If electing to submit transcripts via email, please send to [email protected].
  3. Send us college transcripts if applicable.
  4. Submit your ACT or SAT scores.
  5. Provide a spiritual reference. In most cases this is a Pastor, Youth Pastor, Mentor, etc. Submit their contact information and an automated recommendation form will be sent to them, or access the online reference form. This can be done from within the application.


We are delighted that you are considering continuing your education at Trinity! Approximately one-third of our new students each year transfer in from other schools – that means you’ll be greeted by a rich community of people who have made the same life-changing decision. Please complete the following steps to be considered for admission to Trinity:

  1. Read all information for transfer students (including transfer credit guides, special scholarship opportunities, and more).
  2. Fill out the online application.
  3. Send us all your official college and final high school transcripts. If electing to submit transcripts via email, please send to [email protected].
  4. Submit your ACT or SAT scores, if applicable. Transfers with 12 cumulative credit hours in non-technical courses are not required to submit ACT/SAT scores.  Trinity also awards college credit for military experiences, AP exams (minimum score of 3 or higher), and CLEP exams. For more information, view our AP Credit Equivalencies or see the University Records page.
  5. Provide a spiritual reference. In most cases this is a Pastor, Youth Pastor, Mentor, etc. Submit their contact information and an automated recommendation form will be sent to them, or access the online reference form. This can be done from within the application.


  1. Complete the English Requirements for admission. If English is not your primary language you will need to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), for which you may either take the Internet-based Test (IBT) or the Paper-based Test (PBT). Use code 1797 to submit your scores to the Admissions Office. The Undergraduate Admissions Office requires that the test is no more than 2 years old, requiring a minimum score of 71 for the internet-based test or a 530 for the paper-based test.
  2. Complete the online application for admission.
  3. Submit your high school transcripts, any college transcripts that you may have, a recommendation form, scores from the TOEFL and the ACT/SAT (if English is not your native language), or just the ACT/SAT scores (if English is your native language).
  4. Complete your Certificate of Finance form and submit it to the International Student and Scholar Office.. A copy of this form will be included with your letter of acceptance. See the Certificate of Finance for help.
  5. Send in your deposit to receive your I-20 or DS-2019 Certificate of Eligibility. A $2000 (U.S.) deposit is required before an I-20 or DS-2019 (Certificate of Eligibility) can be issued to you. This deposit will be saved in your student account and can be used toward your tuition and fees. Should you decide not to attend Trinity, this deposit will be refunded to you.
  6. Pay the $200 SEVIS Fee to the United States government. This fee needs to be paid prior to your F or J visa interview. You will receive more information about this fee when you receive your I-20.
  7. Contact the U.S. Embassy in your country to set up a visa appointment interview, once you have received your I-20. More information about the visa application procedures will be sent to you with your I-20. Remember that the F-1 and J-1 visa requires you to be a full-time student during your time in the United States.


In order to return to Trinity as an undergraduate student there are a couple steps involved in the process. As a former student you will be classified as a readmit applicant, so we do not need you to complete the standard application for admission to the university.  Instead, we will need you to do the following:

  1. Fill out the Supplementary Application for Readmittance. There is no application fee.
  2. Send official transcripts to the Admissions Operations Office from any schools you may have attended since leaving Trinity.

Once we have received your application, your file will be reviewed by the following offices for approval: Student Accounting, Student Development, and the Associate Academic Dean. If clearance has been granted by each of these offices, you will be re-accepted to the university for the requested semester.

After you are accepted, these are the next steps:

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if you are interested in receiving financial aid.
  2. Submit a $150.00 Enrollment Deposit ($100.00 if living off-campus) and a Room Reservation Form if you will be living on-campus.  (Your admissions counselor will notify you if your deposit is still on your account)
  3. Register for classes. Once your deposit has been received, your admissions counselor will walk you through the process to register for classes.  Readmit students may register each semester after returning students complete registration and prior to new student registration.


  1. Fill out the online application.

After you complete the Admissions process you can register for classes. Auditing students may register each semester after returning students complete registration.


  1. Read all academic regulations for visiting students
  2. Fill out the online application.
  3. Send us proof of high school graduation (final high school transcript, diploma or college transcript) – a photocopy is acceptable.

Academic Regulations for Visiting Students

  1. Classification: Students permitted to enroll as Visiting Students at Trinity are not considered to be enrolled in a degree program, and are restricted to an academic load of not more than six (6) hours per academic semester or one course during May Term. Students wishing to enroll in a degree program but only taking six (6) hours or less are classified as regular part-time students. Students should obtain the correct forms from the Admissions Office. (Remember that 30 of the last 45 hours must be spent as a regular full-time student in order to meet degree requirements. See letter “C” below.)
  2. Required Admissions Credentials: In order to secure authorization for enrollment as a Visiting Student at Trinity, an applicant must submit:
    1. A Visiting Student Application
    2. A non-refundable $25.00 application fee, and
    3. Proof of High School Graduation(final Transcript)* *A photocopy is acceptable
  3. Changing from Visiting Student status to Regular Student status:  Submit all required Regular Student application credentials along with a letter signifying your intent to change from Visiting Student status to that of a Regular Student.  A non-refundable $25.00 application fee is required.  As outlined in the catalog, you will be required to complete 30 hours in residence study as a Regular Student in order to qualify for a Trinity degree.  Change in status becomes effective for the following semester.
  4. Visiting Student Registration:  Visiting Students must be fully registered before attending classes.  Designated registration times specifically for Visiting Students are announced each academic semester.  Students who complete registration after the designated times will be billed a late registration fee.
  5. Payment:  Due at time of registration.
  6. Academic Calendar:  Found in the current catalog.
  7. Refunds, Withdrawals, and Changes-in-Registration:  Standard procedures and specific deadlines apply to Visiting Students (including changes from enrollment on a credit basis to enrollment on an audit basis).  Check the current catalog or inquire at the Records Office for details.
    1. Evaluations of transfer credits and of progress toward degree requirements are made only for those enrolled as Regular Students.
    2. No academic advisor is assigned to Visiting Students.
    3. Student identification cards are not issued to Visiting Students unless specifically requested.
    4. Mailboxes are not assigned.Miscellaneous Items: