Applying to college is an important moment. We're here to guide you through the application process.
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- Take advantage of our urban location and global outreach
- Contribute positively to our college community
Trinity College has developed a highly personalized process that allows the readers of your file to get to know you not just for your grades and curriculum, but for who you really are. Read on for more information on how to apply as a first-year student, or use the links below to apply as a transfer or Individualized Degree Program (IDP) student.
- Trinity College accepts the Common Application. Students can automatically add Trinity College to their “My Colleges List” by clicking here.
- A $65 application fee is required, and must be submitted online through the Common Application.
- Trinity College will waive the application fee for first-generation college students. Trinity applicants simply need to click the fee waiver box on the Common Application and then click the box that reads “I am a first-generation college student.”
- An official from your school should submit an official transcript that includes course work completed during the equivalent of grades 9 through 11, the Common Application School Report, and a report that shows grades for courses currently in progress.*
- If you have completed grade 12 and are currently in a postgraduate program at a high school
or a foundational pre-college program at a college or university, we require documentation that shows your current academic progress.*
*Current year grades are expected as soon as they are available.
Applicants must submit results from either the Duolingo English Test, IELTS, or TOEFL. Click here to learn more about our English exam requirement or to see if you qualify for an English proficiency waiver.
In addition to the Common Application essay, you may choose to submit an optional essay that focuses on your specific interest in Trinity College. Using the prompt below, you may write an essay of less than 300 words.
- The Trinity College community is characterized by engagement, inclusion, and collaborative partnerships. Based on the different communities that you are a member of, how will you engage with and leave an impact on the Trinity College community?
While not required for admission, interviews are strongly recommended. Interviews are a great opportunity for us to get to know you better, and, more importantly, for you to learn more about Trinity. Learn more about how and when to schedule an admissions interview.
- Trinity College does not require the SAT or ACT for students applying for admission, including transfer applicants. The college is test-optional, providing students the opportunity to present application material that accurately reflects their diverse academic talents and potential. The admissions committee makes no assumptions as to why some students choose to submit scores while others don’t. All applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships regardless of whether or not they submit SAT and/or ACT scores.
- If you are interested in submitting test scores, the Trinity College ACT code is 0598 and our CEEB code is 3899.
Students with especially strong backgrounds and interests in pursuing the arts, whether as a major or an extracurricular, are welcome to submit materials in support of their application. Members of our arts faculty participate in the evaluation of submitted materials. If you wish to submit samples of your artistic efforts for this consideration, we ask that you adhere to the following guidelines.
|Admissions Option||Application Deadline||Notification By|
|Early Decision I||November 15, 2021||Mid-December|
|Early Decision II||January 14, 2022||Mid-February|
|Regular Decision||January 14, 2022||Late March|
|January Start (J-Start 2022)||October 1, 2021||Early November|
If Trinity is your first-choice college, consider applying as an early decision applicant. Both Early Decision 1 and Early Decision 2 options require a signed statement affirming the candidate’s commitment to attend Trinity if admitted. Candidates may submit the Early Decision Agreement online through the Common Application site or email a signed Early Decision Agreement to Admissions.Office@trincoll.edu by the application deadline. Regular Decision applicants may convert to Early Decision II by submitting a signed Early Decision Agreement to the Admissions Office by February 1.
Trinity requires a diploma from and certification by an accredited secondary school or a General Educational Development (GED) certification. 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. Learn more about Trinity’s Honor Code.