Trinity is a small, highly selective liberal arts college. We recognize that there should be a place for students who, after enrolling at another college or university, want to transfer to Trinity. Accordingly, Trinity admits a limited number of transfer students both for entrance in the fall and at mid-year.
The number of openings for transfers varies somewhat from year to year, and several factors can affect the degree of competition for admission. Generally speaking, we suggest that candidates present a post-secondary cumulative grade point average equivalent to a B or better. The application invites candidates to express their reasons for transfer and to elaborate on any pertinent concerns or circumstances.
For adult learners, 23 years of age and older, pursuing the completion of a bachelors degree, Trinity college offers the Individualized Degree Program (IDP). IDP offers full or part-time study, a flexible timeframe for degree completion, mentoring and advising, IDP-dedicated staff members, and a customized admissions and transfer credit process. Applicants who prefer to apply to Trinity through this program for greater flexibility are asked to contact the IDP office to complete a specific application.
All applicants must submit the following:
All supporting materials should be mailed to:
Trinity College Admissions Office
300 Summit Street
Hartford, CT, 06106-3100
are not required but are recommended.
- Students who wish to begin their studies in January are required to complete the application process by November 15.
- January admission candidates whose applications are properly completed by the November 15 deadline should receive a decision by early January.
- Students who wish to start their studies in September must complete the application process by April 1.
- September admission candidates who have properly completed their applications by the April 1 deadline will receive a decision no later than mid-June.
No applicant shall be considered who is not in good standing at his or her college.
- A candidate for the bachelor's degree admitted by transfer to the regular program must receive at least 18 course credits through courses taught or supervised by Trinity faculty members.
- The number of course credits awarded to a transfer student for work completed at another institution prior to enrollment in Trinity College shall not exceed that which the student could reasonably have earned during a comparable period of residency at Trinity; i.e., an average of nine course credits per year.
- Trinity College typically awards one credit per course, per semester.
- 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.
- Trinity curriculum, as well as departmental contacts, can be viewed online.
- Candidates for admission by transfer should be prepared to provide documentation that explains the content of college courses already completed and presently being studied.
- Those admitted by transfer will be notified of the credit to be transferred to the general requirements at Trinity and which, if any, of the five parts of the distribution requirement (one course in each of five categories: the arts, humanities, natural sciences, numerical and symbolic reasoning, and social sciences) have been satisfied by such credit.
- In all cases, the director of educational services reserves the right to award or withhold credit.
- After entering Trinity, transfer students may petition the appropriate faculty regarding the use of transfer courses to satisfy major requirements and/or to replace up to three courses in an interdisciplinary minor.
- Grades in courses taken before matriculation at Trinity are neither entered into the student's Trinity record nor included in the student's grade point average.
For more detailed information, please see the "Transfer Credit" section of the Student Handbook
Trinity meets the calculated financial need of all of accepted transfer students who have applied for financial aid. Candidates must submit tax returns, the CSS Profile, and the FAFSA application. Learn more at the Office of Financial Aid
INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL AID
Trinity provides financial assistance for a limited number of international candidates. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need.
PREVIOUS FIRST-YEAR APPLICANTS
Previous First-Year applicants who are not currently enrolled in a college or university should submit a written statement describing their most recent educational pursuits, activities, and/or employment to accompany the completed Common Application for Transfer Admissions
Candidates must e-mail email@example.com
to request re-activation of previously submitted required materials, such as standardized test scores and final high school transcripts.
If you have additional questions, please contact the Admissions Office at (860) 297-2180 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
PREVIOUS TRANSFER APPLICANTS
Candidates who have applied as a transfer student to Trinity College within the last two semesters must e-mail or send a letter stating your intention to reapply to:
Trinity College Admissions Office
300 Summit Street
Hartford, CT 06106-3100
Candidates must indicate for which semester they applied previously and for which semester they intend to reapply. The written statement should also describe recent educational pursuits, activities, and/or employment.
If you have attended a college or university since your last application, please submit an updated transcript and a College Report
along with your application fee of $60.