Dual Enrollment

Are you in high school, looking to get a head start on your college education?

Our dual enrollment program might be for you! This program is designed to provide qualified high school juniors and seniors the chance to enroll in college courses through Trinity in order to get a head start on a degree and save money on the cost of college.


If your high school guidance office approves of your participation in our dual enrollment program, you’ll earn both high school and college credit for each course you take. This opportunity gives you the chance to experience both our campus community and our rigorous academic courses, preparing you for a college career along the way.

Are you interested? Here are the admission requirements:

  • High School GPA of 3.0
  • Certain courses have higher academic requirements, which may include the following:
    – High School GPA of 3.5 or higher
    – ACT or SAT in top 25%
    – A positive recommendation from a teacher or administrator

Sample Courses Available through Dual Enrollment

Number Title Days Start Time End Time
Biblical Studies
BI 10101 Understanding the Old Testament Tues/Thur 7:45am 9:00am
BI 10102 Understanding the Old Testament Tues/Thur 10:35am 11:50am
BI 11101 Understanding the New Testament MWF 9:00am 9:50am
BI 11102 Understanding the New Testament MWF 10:00am 10:50am
BI 21001 Biblical Interpretation Tues/Thur 9:10am 10:25am
BI 21002 Biblical Interpretation Tues/Thur 1:30pm 2:45pm
BUS 20701 Microeconomics Tues/Thur 1:30pm 2:45pm
CH 11101 General Chemistry I Tues/Thur 12:00pm 1:15pm
With: Monday Lab (or) Mon 2:15pm 5:15pm
With: Wednesday Lab Wed 2:15pm 5:15pm
Christian Ministries
CM 17201 Introduction to Ministry Tues/Thur 12:00pm 1:15pm
CM 201 Survey of Christian Education Tues/Thur 10:35am 11:50am
ENG 11101 Critical Thinking & Writing Tues/Thur 7:45am 9:00am
ENG 11102 Critical Thinking & Writing Tues/Thur 9:10am 10:25am
HI 20101 World Civilizations to 1600 MWF 1:15pm 2:05pm
HI 20102 World Civilizations to 1600 MWF 2:15pm 3:05pm
Health Science
HPW 18001 Intro to Health and Wellness Tues/Thur 12:00pm 1:15pm
HPW 18002 Intro to Health and Wellness Tues/Thur 1:30pm 2:45pm
HS 202X01 Nutrition Tues/Thur 10:35am 11:50am
HS 202X02 Nutrition Tues/Thur 12:00pm 1:15pm
Interdisciplinary Studies
IDS 15001 Foundations of Christian Thinking & Living Tues/Thur 7:45am 9:00am
IDS 15002 Foundations of Christian Thinking & Living Tues/Thur 9:10am 10:25am
IDS 15003 Foundations of Christian Thinking & Living Tues/Thur 10:35am 11:50am
IDS 15004 Foundations of Christian Thinking & Living Tues/Thur 10:35am 11:50am
MA 12001 College Algebra & Trigonometry* Mon/Thur 9:00am 9:50am
MA 12002 College Algebra & Trigonometry* Wed 8:00am 9:50am
*ACT math score of 17 plus H.S. Pre-calculus required
MUH 23101 Music Appreciation MWF 10:00am 10:50am
MUT 10101 Fundamentals of Music MWF 12:15pm 1:05pm
PH 18001 Introduction to Philosophy MWF 8:00am 8:50am
PH 18002 Introduction to Philosophy MWF 9:00am 9:50am
PH 18003 Introduction to Philosophy MWF 10:00am 10:50am
PHY 11101 General Physics I Mon/Wed 5:30pm 6:30pm
With: Monday Lab Mon 7:00pm 10:00pm
SP 12101 Elementary Spanish MWF 7:35am 8:50am

Cost & Benefits

You’re wondering… is it worth it? We can confidently tell you: yes. Tuition for dual-enrolled students is $150 per semester credit hour (this cost does not include some University fees and textbook costs).

Our dual-enrollment program can be a great investment toward a college education here at Trinity. Courses you pass are added to your official college transcripts.


How to Apply

Here’s what you need to do to get started:

  1. Fill out the application for dual enrollment.
  2. Once admitted, submit a nonrefundable $50 deposit to Admissions Operations, 2065 Half Day Rd., Deerfield IL 60015.
  3. Work with your admissions counselor to contact the Associate Dean’s office to create your schedule and register for courses. Once you’ve registered, the associate dean will email you your syllabi and anything else you’ll need to know.

All students are registered in the order of the date the deposit was received on a first-come, first-serve basis. We will notify you by e-mail once you have been registered.