Get Your J-Start at Trinity College

Start your college career in January at Trinity

Students who, for a variety of reasons, want to start college in January, not September, are invited to join the J-Start program at Trinity.

​J-Starts are motivated, high-achieving individuals who know what they want and want to get the most out of college. They’re looking for a top-notch liberal arts education and opportunities to connect it to the world outside the classroom, and they seek  a close-knit community of students and personalized advising and support from faculty and other mentors.​

Students who plan to take a gap semester and enroll in January often use the fall to pursue a variety of opportunities. Some students choose to garner work experience, others travel, and many use the term break as time to volunteer or take advantage of special programs offered to gap semester students.

Think you J-Start may be a good fit for you? 

Application deadline – September 1, 2018. ​​​​​*

*Please note that the Common Application shuts down on Friday, July 27, 2018. For students who would like to be considered for admission to J-start 2019 after July 27th, please contact the admissions office at 860-297-2180 or

Laiba Bahrawar ’21

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January Entry Program Offers Alternate Timeline into Trinity

Laiba Bahrawar ’21 Reflects on Her First Semester as a J-Start Student

J-Start at Trinity College

January Start - or J-Start - offers first-year students a different timeline into Trinity College.