FAQ

Do I have to attend full time?

IDP students may attend part-time or full-time, taking one class or up to five classes.  Create a schedule to meet your needs!  You may also change the number of classes you take per semester as your needs change.
 

Is there financial aid available?

 Trinity College is committed to making degree completion as affordable as possible for all IDP students.  IDP tuition is charged by the course rather than by the semester. This makes tuition more affordable whether or not you qualify for  financial aid.  And, many of our adult  students are surprised to learn that they are eligible for need-based financial aid at Trinity. Over 80% of IDP students receive financial aid. We offer need-based financial aid for both full and part time study, for both the fall and spring semesters.  Need-based aid is available during the summer on a funds-available basis.

A standard financial aid package includes a combination of federal and Trinity grants (do not have to be repaid), loans, and federal work-study. In addition to covering your tuition and fees, need-based  financial aid may also cover a portion of your living and personal expenses.  Special financial support is provided for Phi Theta Kappa Scholars, Veterans, and those eligible for Waivers.  Please see the Financial Aid section under IDP Undergraduate Program for Adults.


Can I transfer credits?

Trinity IDP accepts up to 18 courses in transfer from accredited two and four-year colleges.
 

What majors can I take?

Trinity College offers 37 undergraduate majors all of which are available to IDP students.  In addition, students may self-design an inter-disciplinary major.
 

I went to school many years ago.  Do my credits expire?

Trinity’s IDP evaluates each applicant’s transcript individually and accepts credits without regard to date earned.
 

Do I have to take or re-take SATs?

SAT and ACT scores are not required for application or admission to Trinity IDP.  
 

Do I need a specific GPA to apply or be accepted at a Trinity IDP student?

Each student’s grades and GPA are evaluated at the time of application and admission interview.  While a specific GPA is not required  3.0 or above is highly favorable.
 

What’s the first step in applying to Trinity’s IDP?

All IDP applicants should begin by completing the form available by clicking the "Contact Us" button at the top of this page.  Please call Roberta Rogers at 860.297.2150 or e-mail roberta.rogers@trincoll.edu if you have any questions regarding Trinity's Individualized Degree Program.