Get Your J-Start at Trinity College. Start your college career in January at Trinity.

Students who, for a variety of reasons, want to start college in January, not September, are invited to join the J-Start program at Trinity.

​J-Starts are motivated, high-achieving individuals who know what they want and want to get the most out of college. They’re looking for a top-notch liberal arts education and opportunities to connect it to the world outside the classroom, and they seek  a close-knit community of students and personalized advising and support from faculty and other mentors.​

Students who plan to take a gap semester and enroll in January often use the fall to pursue a variety of opportunities. Some students choose to garner work experience, others travel, and many use the term break as time to volunteer or take advantage of special programs offered to gap semester students.

J-Start at Trinity College

J-Start offers first-year students a different timeline into Trinity College.


Trinity College Admissions Office

300 Summit Street
Hartford, CT 06106
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.