How to Apply

Trinity College requires that students interested in studying away have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and be in good academic and social standing at the college.  Trinity College requires that students interested in studying away have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and be in good academic and social standing at the college.  For those students who are interested in possibly studying away,all the steps required to study away are listed on our website "Getting Started" page, which include watching a video on the study away process at Trinity, meeting with an advisor, completing a Request to Study Away and then submiting a program-specific application.

The Request to Study Away is an online application for students to obtain approval from the College to study away in general and a link to it is on the "Getting Started" page of our website.  At this time, students are asked for their first choice program and also the semester and year they would like to study away.  Based on this information, they are assigned to an advisor in the Office of Study Away who will work with the student through the application process and will continue to be a resource while the student is abroad and also when they return to campus.

The Request to Study Away is not a program application, after the Request is approved students must then apply to the specific program they are interested in.  Students interested in Approved External Programs must apply directly to the program.  Every program has different eligibility requirements  it is the responsibility of the student to know what these are.  The Trinity Office of Study Away strongly encourages students to apply to their program as soon as possible and to not wait until the application deadline.  Many programs accept students on a rolling basis so waiting until close to the deadline to apply can result in a rejection if the program is already full.

Most applications are are online and can be found by going to the website for the program provider but ay questions can be directed to the Trinity study away advisor for that area.

Submitting program applications for Fall 2019 or ACY 2019-2020: ​ All students must apply to their specific program no later than their program application deadline or March 15th, whichever comes first. All programs request Home School Approval for each student. The OSA WILL NOT complete Home School Approvals after March 15th.​
 

Important dates

 October 1st - Application deadline for all spring programs (Trinity and AEP)
 
October 25th - Deadline to withdraw from study away for spring without a penalty

October 25th - HST deadline for spring 2020 study away

January 3rd - Deadline to submit a Request to Study Away for fall semester or year of the following academic year (example: January 3rd, 2020 deadline to study away fall 2020)

 March 1st - Deadline to submit a Request to Study Away for summer programs.​
 
March 15th - Application deadline for all fall and AY semester programs (Trinity and AEP)

April 5th - Deadline to withdraw from study away for the following fall or full year 

May 25th - HST deadline for fall 2020.

August 15th -  Deadline to submit a Request to Study Away for the spring semester of the following academic year (example: May 10th, 2019  deadline to study away spring 2020)