Summer 2020 Frequently Asked Questions

Will the summer classes be held over Zoom? I am not in the same time zone as Trinity and it may be difficult for me.

Summer courses will be offered online via remote instruction. Some courses may be taught synchronously/live via Zoom, but we understand that this could be challenging for students who are in many different time zones across the world. You should contact the professor for course(s) you are interested in and see what the expectations are.

What is the tuition for summer classes?

Tuition for regular summer courses is $2955 per course credit and $650 for an exploratory internship. In 2020, there are no registration or application fees.

Is Financial Aid available for summer courses?

Trinity College students who receive financial aid during the academic year (fall and/or spring) may be eligible for grant support for summer courses.  Notify the Financial Aid Office of your interest in assistance, by completing the summer financial aid application here. This form should be submitted as soon as possible and is due no later than one week prior to the start of the course (by May 12 for Session I and June 29 for Session II)  and provides our office with needed information to assess your eligibility​ for aid.  Please contact us via email Financial Aid Office or via phone at 860-297-2046 for further information.

How do I register for a summer course?

Registration for summer courses is not available on TCOnline. Current Trinity College students should click here to register.

Visiting students to Trinity should first read through Information for Visiting Students and submit a visiting student application. Visiting Student registration is on a space available basis and you will be contacted with registration information once your visiting student application has been reviewed.

How many courses can I take at Trinity during the summer sessions?

Students may enroll in a maximum of two courses per summer session. All summer courses must be taken for a grade, not on a pass/fail basis.

Some summer courses have been cancelled, why?

Although summer courses have moved to an online format, not all courses are conducive to online instruction. Due to the nature of the curriculum of some courses, some instructors have decided to cancel the courses.

Will additional courses be added to the summer schedule?

We are in the process of adding additional course offerings, so if you don’t see anything else you are interested in right now, you should check back again periodically over the next couple of weeks and watch your inbox for additional announcements.

Can I take online courses at another college/university this summer for transfer credit to Trinity?

In the situation that a summer course is needed to stay on time for graduation AND that the course is not being offered by Trinity in Summer 2020, students may submit an ‘Application for Transfer Credit’ and petition the Curriculum Committee to count a remote learning course at an alternate, accredited institution toward the requirements for graduation and/or the major. In this case, it is highly recommended that students should submit the application for transfer credit and wait to be notified of approval by the Registrar’s Office prior to any final registration in the remote learning course.