Information for Visiting Students (Non-matriculated) and Auditors

Courses Taken for Credit – General Policies for Enrolling in Undergraduate Courses

Entry Term Priority Application Deadline* Registration Opens
Spring 2019 December 1 January 1
Summer Session April 1 May 1
Fall 2019 July 1 August 1

*Applicants who apply by the priority application deadline will be given first consideration for the courses of their interest.

The Visiting Students Program allows non-matriculated students to enroll in undergraduate courses. The program serves Trinity employees, their spouses and children, City of Hartford employees, and the public.

Generally, Visiting Students have a limit of three courses per semester, and are limited to three semesters before they must apply to Trinity’s traditional program or the Individualized Degree Program. Students must receive course grades of “C-” or better to continue as Visiting Students.

Applicants are required to upload a copy of their transcript, which must include their latest academic work, for review. Financial aid is not available for Visiting Students. Students taking three or more course credits must pay full tuition and student fees. For the full tuition rate, please contact the Student Accounts Office. Students taking fewer than three credits should contact the Registrar’s Office for the current tuition rate. Full tuition and fee payment is due at the time of registration.

Visiting Student registration is on a space available basis. If a course requires a prerequisite, the student must have completed the prerequisite coursework or obtain the permission of the instructor. The last day to enroll as a Visiting Student is the end of the first week of classes for all semesters/sessions. Visiting Students follow the same deadlines as matriculated students regarding add/drop, withdrawal, etc. Click here to view the academic calendar out lining all deadlines for the year. Please follow the links below for the Visiting Student application and registration forms.

Students Currently Attending or Who Have Recently Attended Other Institutions

Students who are currently attending, on leave from, or who have recently graduated from another institution may take courses at Trinity. Students currently attending or on leave from another institution must be in good standing with, and eligible to re-enroll at, that institution at the time they apply as a Visiting Student to Trinity. Students participating as part of an exchange or consortium program will enroll through those programs. Students who are enrolling outside of such a program will need to submit the Visiting Students application, the Visiting Students registration form, and an official transcript of their course work. In addition, anyone who has attended a college or university within the past five years must submit verification from their current/prior school that they are (or were) in good standing with that school. Print a copy of this verification form and submit it to the Dean of Students Office at your current/previous school for completion. Please plan ahead as this form must be sent to Trinity directly from your school and be received prior to enrolling in courses. If you are looking to transfer credits back to another institution, it is your responsibility to verify that the courses you enroll in will be accepted at that institution.

Recent high school graduates may apply to take courses at Trinity prior to starting a program at another college or university. These students must complete the Visiting Students application form, the Visiting Students registration form, and submit an official high school transcript. In addition, they must submit a letter from their high school stating that they were in good standing at the time of graduation.

All documents can be mailed to:

Trinity College
Attention: Office of Admissions (Visiting Student Program)
300 Summit Street
Hartford, CT 06106

Current High School Students

Upon recommendation of a high school counselor, up to 10 qualified senior level students from Greater Hartford high schools may enroll in one course and have the tuition waived, paying only any registration fees associated with the course. If you are interested in this program, please have your high school counselor contact the Admissions Office for application and registration procedures. Students need to complete the Visiting Students application form and the Visiting Students registration form, provide a current transcript, and submit a counselor recommendation. The counselor recommendation needs to specify the reason for taking a course at Trinity instead of at the high school, and must verify that the student is in good standing with the high school. Home schooled students need to provide a current transcript showing courses and grades.

Registrations for the spring of 2019 begins January 1. This program is not available for summer session courses. Registrations will be accepted on a space available basis until the first day of classes, and enrollment is subject to instructor consent. Students must take the course for a regular letter grade, unless the course is only offered on a pass/fail basis. Students who take a course in the fall semester need to earn a grade of “C-” or better if they wish to take a course during the spring semester.

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For additional information about the Visiting Students Program, please contact the Admissions Office at 860-297-2180 or email admissions.office@trincoll.edu.

All documents can be mailed to:

Trinity College
Attention: Office of Admissions (Visiting Student Program)
300 Summit Street
Hartford, CT 06106

Audit Registration

Visiting Students may audit courses on a space available basis, with the permission of the instructor. Students who audit courses are not expected to do assignments or exams, and may also be excluded from opportunities available to students taking the course for credit.  Audit registrations will be accepted in accordance with the dates listed above. The last day to enroll as an auditor is the end of the first week of classes. Please contact the Registrar’s Office for information on the audit fee. Full payment is due at the time of registration.

If you are interested in auditing a course, please contact the course instructor and obtain written or e-mail permission to audit the course. Please bring this permission with you when you come in to register for the course.