How To Apply

Application Deadlines


​Applying ​Application ​Supporting Materials ​Notification Date
​Early Decision I ​Nov. 15 ​Nov. 15 ​Mid-December
​Early Decision II ​Jan. 1 ​Jan. 1
​Mid-February
​Regular Decision ​Jan. 1 ​Jan. 15

Late March


If you have any concerns about meeting these deadlines, please email the Admissions Office or call us at (860) 297-2180.
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Application

Trinity College accepts the Common Application and the Universal College Application. Both applications are viewed equally in the admissions process.
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Fees 

A $60 application fee is required, and must be submitted online through the site where the application was submitted.
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Secondary School Requirements

Trinity requires a diploma from and certification by an accredited secondary school. The academic program should consist of at least 16 academic units, typically including the following minimum number of courses:
  • English (four years)
  • foreign language (three years)
  • laboratory science (two years)
  • algebra (two years)
  • geometry (one year)
  • history (two years)
Secondary school juniors who have achieved a level of personal and intellectual maturity and of academic competence that implies readiness for college may apply for acceptance by early admission. In these circumstances, the regular application procedures should be followed during the junior year.
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Recommendations

 

Trinity requires a recommendation from a college counselor and two teacher recommendations. The two required teacher recommendations should be completed by those who have instructed you in college preparatory courses in either of your final two years of secondary school.  The College prefers that an English or history teacher complete one of the two recommendations.
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Standardized Testing Requirements 

All applicants must submit at least one of the following options:
  • any two SAT II Subject Tests
  • the SAT I Reasoning Test
  • the ACT (writing is recommended)
Additionally, international applicants must also submit one of the following:
  • TOEFL (for all non-native English speakers)
    • This is waived for students whose language of instruction in secondary school has been English for a minimum of three years.
  • IELTS (accepted in lieu of the TOEFL)
The Trinity College Score Choice Policy is as Follows:
 
We will consider your highest section scores across all SAT test dates that you submit.  Only your highest section scores will be considered as part of the final admissions decision.  Each time that you submit scores, we will update your record with any new scores.  We strongly encourage you to submit your scores each time you take the SAT.  Sending your scores each time you take the SAT can benefit you by allowing Trinity to consider you for all available enrollment-related opportunities.  We also encourage you to submit your scores each time you take the ACT.
 
It is the applicant's responsibility to have test scores sent to the Admissions Office. Trinity's CEEB code is 3899 and the ACT code is 0598.
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Questbridge

Trinity is pleased to be a Questbridge partner school. For more information on this program, please visit questbridge.org
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Trinity College admits students of any race, creed, color, and national or ethnic origin, and regardless of sex or handicap. Trinity College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, handicap, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, and loan programs.

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