Information for New Transfer Students

In collaboration with a newly-assigned Academic Adviser, you will determine your first semester’s courses and be registered to begin, this fall, at Trinity College. This is one of several important steps that we’ll ask you to initiate to facilitate a smooth and successful transition to Trinity!  In preparation for your conversation with your adviser, please review the following:

  • Course Selection Instructions. Please read the instructions very carefully.  If you are interested in a health profession, you should contact a member of the Health Professions Advisory Board before making your course selections.

    Please note that a total of 36.00 course credits are required for the Bachelor’s degree at Trinity College.  A minimum of 18.00 course credits must be earned in residence (taught or supervised by Trinity faculty members).  You may take four or five courses, plus physical education each semester.   Physical education is not required; courses in that department are a half semester in length and are worth 0.25 course credits.  A maximum of 1.00 course credit in physical education is allowed toward the 36.00 credits required for the degree.  As a new student, you will also want to familiarize yourself of the limited number of applied music courses, theater and dance courses, internships, and teaching assistantships which you may count toward your Trinity degree.  The current Bulletin explains those issues, and many others as well.

    Finally, please make sure that the courses you select do not duplicate courses which you wish to have transferred to Trinity.  No credit is awarded for duplicated courses.

  • You will select your courses from the online Schedule of Classes.
    Please refer to the Trinity College Bulletin for information on general degree requirements, majors and their requirements, and course descriptions.  We also have a site that lists entry courses for majors you may find helpful.
  • Directory Release MemoIf you DO NOT want your directory information released without your consent, please sign the memo and return it to the Registrar's Office.