Admissions: A Personalized Approach
Trinity IDP gives adult students the opportunity to complete their bachelor’s degree at Trinity College. Our program is designed for students who seek the challenging, substantive academic experience Trinity is known for, together with the support and services adult learners need and want.
We welcome all applicants at least 23 years old or self-supporting, and our community of non-traditional students includes veterans, second bachelor degree candidates, and international students.
What We Do Not Require
Our personalized process means that we
have few set criteria for admission. We do not require:
- SAT scores
- An associate's degree (although many of our applicants come directly from two-year colleges)
- A minimum GPA from earlier college courses (although a 3.0 or above is highly favorable)
What About Transfer Credits?
You may transfer up to 18 arts and sciences courses from accredited two- and four-year
colleges. We will evaluate your transcript to determine which courses are
eligible for transfer credit at Trinity and determine which, if any, general
education requirements have been met. As a general rule, transfer credit will be given
for courses comparable to those offered in the Trinity curriculum in which the
applicant has received grades of C- or better. For
more detailed information, please refer to the Transfer Credit
Information or the Trinity College Student Handbook.
How Do I Apply?
The first step in the admissions process is to contact IDP Assistant Director Roberta Rogers. She will answer any questions you have about Trinity IDP and look to learn more about you, as a prospective student. During a preliminary interview, you will receive an overview of the Program as well as information on the admissions process, which often involves at least two visits to campus. When appropriate, applications are distributed that include an information form to be completed by you, along with a personal essay, official transcripts from colleges and high schools or GED, and two letters of recommendation.