Trinity College requires all international applicants to demonstrate English language proficiency by submitting one of the following exams:

Recommended Scores

Trinity does not have minimum score cutoff requirements for any exam. We use a holistic review process which includes other materials such as essays, writing samples, and interviews to evaluate English proficiency. Applicants whose test scores fall outside the ranges below are still encouraged to apply. We strongly encourage all applicants to interview to share more about themselves and further demonstrate their English proficiency.

Applicants are required to submit official English test scores. Duolingo English Test results are only accepted directly from Duolingo. IELTS or TOEFL results may be sent from the testing agency or verified and sent directly to the Admissions Office by a school official.

Exam Recommended Score
Duolingo English Test 120
IELTS 7.0
TOEFL iBT or Paper-Delivered Test 100 (recommended subsection scores of 25)

Request to Waive English Proficiency Exam Requirement

Applicants may request a waiver of the English proficiency requirement if they meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • You are a native speaker of English
  • You will have completed four years of study (including your current year) at a high school where English is the primary language of instruction
  • You are a transfer applicant who has completed a year or more of college-level courses taught in the United States

Waiver requests will only be reviewed after the submission of an application and transcript. Applicants will gain access to the Waive English Proficiency Requirement Request Form approximately 24 hours after the application has been received by the Admissions Office. If approved, your application status will be updated automatically. International applicants must submit either English proficiency exam scores or request a waiver by their application deadline.

Request to Waive English Proficiency Requirement