Welcome, Guidance Counselors!

Allow us to introduce ourselves.

We are a Christ-centered, biblically-based, historically-rooted, mission-focused, culturally-minded, and socially-aware university. Founded in 1897, our mission is to prepare men and women to participate in God’s redemptive work by cultivating their academic excellence, Christian faithfulness, and lifelong learning.


What are the general admission requirements?

ACT: 19 or SAT: 980 GPA: 2.5

Trinity Student Average: 23 ACT and 3.3 GPA

Students who do not meet admission requirements may qualify for the Compass Program.

Do you accept electronic transcripts and test scores?

Yes. Parchment, eScript and National Clearinghouse are common platforms we use but we will accept official transcripts emailed directly from registrar. Otherwise, mail necessary documents to:

Trinity International University
Admissions Operations
2065 Half Day Rd.
Deerfield, IL 60015

Codes to know:

ACT school code: 1150
SAT school code: 1810
FAFSA code: 001772

Is there an application deadline?

No. We’re a rolling admissions school. However, we encourage students to apply and submit their deposit by May 1st to maximize financial aid opportunities and receive priority housing and registration.

What is the admissions timeline?

Seniors may apply* as early as July, before they begin their Senior year. Students should send transcripts and test scores as soon as those application pieces become available.

Apply by November 1st or within two weeks of visit to receive an application fee waiver.

Submit FAFSA starting October 1st.

*Trinity does not use the Common App. We have our own application.

How do I recommend a student?

Recommendations are not required of all applicants but are encouraged. If you would like to submit a letter of recommendation on behalf of a student, please complete the form at the link beneath:

Recommend a Student

How do students check their application status?

Call or email their Enrollment Counselor. Students can also call the admissions office at 847-317-7000.


Tuition & Aid

How much does Trinity cost?

Here’s the overview:

Tuition & Fees: $31,800
Room & Board: $9,900
Total Direct Cost: $42,270

For a full breakdown, visit our Detailed Costs page.

Are there scholarships?

Yes, significant ones! Check out our Scholarships Page.

Students are encouraged to estimate their financial aid award using the Net Price Calculator.

High achieving students may take advantage of the Presidential Scholars Weekend. Students may compete for multiple full-ride and full-tuition scholarships along with other substantial scholarships.


*The Master of Arts in Athletic Training is currently pending authorization from the Higher Learning Commission.