Dear Prospective Student,
The following information is designed to give you a clear understanding of the admissions requirements and how to complete your application to Trinity International University. Please review the information carefully and contact our team if there is anything we can do to assist you in the process. Please contact us at 847.317.7000 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here to help you navigate the college search in any way we can and are grateful that you are considering Trinity to further your education.
Senior Director of Undergraduate Admissions & Operations
Trinity cordially invites you to visit our campus and live a day in the life of a Trinity student. Whether you choose to visit during one of our special visit events or schedule a personalized visit, you will get a firsthand, up-close-and-personal view of life at Trinity. The following information will introduce you to the different opportunities we offer for campus visits. To set up a visit, fill out the reservation form on our website or in our campus visit brochure, call our office toll-free at 847.317.7000, or e-mail us at email@example.com.
There are 3 ways to visit: Preview Day (group visit with other students and families), personalized on-campus visit, and virtual visit:
Preview Day Events
Our Preview Days are a great opportunity to learn about Trinity and meet other prospective students and their families. Experience what it's like to be a student on campus:
- Overnight Stay in Residence Halls (optional, availability is dependent on COVID situation)
- Chapel Experience
- Campus and Residence Hall Tours (visiting the residence halls is dependent on COVID)
- Class Visit
- Lunch in Hawkins Hall
- Interaction with Student Life and faculty
If you can’t make it to a Preview Day, you can arrange a personalized visit at no cost. Personalized visits are available Monday-Friday. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, visitors should expect an optional overnight stay in the dorms (COVID allowing), an informational session with admissions/financial aid, a chapel experience, a campus tour, lunch in Hawkins Hall, either a class visit or a meeting with a faculty member, and the opportunity to meet with a coach or co-curricular director. Please plan your visit with us at least 72 hours in advance by signing up on our website.
Our Tuesday and Thursday schedule is shorter. Plan on being on campus either in the morning or in the afternoon. Each visit will include a visit with admissions/financial aid, a campus tour, and a meal in our award winning dining hall. We send each prospective student home with a t-shirt.
If you can't make it in person, we encourage you to visit us from a distance. You can sign up for a virtual visit on our website. Virtual visits include a short campus tour video, an informational session with admissions, a financial aid session, an opportunity to sit in on a class via Zoom, an invitation to meet with a coach or co-curricular director, and an invitation to meet one on one with a faculty member by Zoom. Yup, we'll even mail you a t-shirt.
Traditional Undergraduate Admission Requirements
Trinity prepares Christian young people to dream big about their chosen path of study and future profession. Therefore, we evaluate an applicant’s academic promise, motivation, and Christian commitment. Admission to Trinity is available to those who have:
- A high school diploma or successful completion of the GED
- A cumulative unweighted GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or a minimum 2.0 for transfer students)
- A minimum ACT score of 19 or SAT score of 990 or CLT score of 64 (Test scores are optional for the 2023-2024 academic year)
Students who do not fully meet the academic requirements for admission are considered if there are factors that point to probable success. Additional materials may be requested. This decision is made by the Admissions Committee.
Applicants for whom English is not their native language must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or comparable exam. Applicants with acceptable TOEFL scores may enroll provided all other admissions requirements are acceptable. Applicants whose scores are not acceptable are expected to complete an intensive course in English as a foreign language at one of the many recognized language centers throughout the country.
The State of Illinois requires incoming students to submit written proof of immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, and tetanus/diphtheria. Immunization records need to be verified by a health care provider and then sent to Trinity Health Services. Students who are taking less than 6 hours of credit or were born prior to 1957 are exempt from this law. For more information, please contact Health Services at 847.317.6698.
Trinity International University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, marital or parental status or handicap in student admissions, financial aid, educational and athletic programs, or employment in all other areas. Under these nondiscriminatory policies persons will not be excluded by reason of physical handicap provided they are otherwise qualified for admission as students at Trinity International University. In all other areas, Trinity reserves the right to deny admission to any student for any reason it deems adequate.
STEPS TO ADMISSION
OFFICIAL HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS
Official high school transcripts must be sent directly to Trinity from the school which you earned or will earn a diploma. Home-schooled students must submit transcripts from any high school attended, a transcript with all courses taken as a home-schooled student, and information/explanation of curriculum used for home schooling.
OFFICIAL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS (IF APPLICABLE)
Official college transcripts must be sent directly to Trinity from each college you have attended. Your application cannot be processed until we receive all official college transcripts. Transfer students with 12+ college credits earned after graduating from high school do not need to submit high school transcripts unless they want a foreign language waiver.
ACT/SAT TEST SCORES
Trinity accepts SAT, ACT, and CLT test scores. Please specify Trinity on each test application (ACT code # 1150; SAT code # 1810). If you did not request your scores to be sent to Trinity directly through the testing center, please visit their website and request the scores be sent to Trinity. If your ACT or SAT is listed on your official high school transcripts, you do not need to send a separate report to the admissions office. Please confirm this with your guidance counselor. All applicants with fewer than twelve college-level transfer credits earned at a post-secondary institution must submit ACT or SAT scores to be considered for admission. Test scores are optional for the 2023-2024 academic year. However, students are still encouraged to submit scores, as quality scores can increase a student's academic merit scholarship.
Please send all required admissions pieces (transcripts, test scores, etc.) to:
Trinity International University
ATTN: Admissions Operations
2065 Half Day Road
Bannockburn, IL 60015
Official electronic pieces may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trinity strongly recommends that students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Typically, students who fill out this application by February 1 prior to enrolling at Trinity receive all need-based aid the student qualifies for. Especially for need-based aid issued by the state of IL, money is available on a first come, first served basis and runs out at some point during the spring. Every student who completes the FAFSA will receive a minimum of $2,000 in institutional aid. The school code is 001772.
Upon acceptance, an enrollment deposit holds your place at Trinity College . The enrollment deposit is $125.00. Deposit is applied to a student account during the first semester of enrollment. Deposits are fully refundable if Admissions receives notification of cancellation by two weeks before the start date of the session subterm for which the student applied. The enrollment deposit can be submitted in your application status portal.
The housing form is available in your application status portal and must be completed to reserve your housing.
Your immunization records must be completed before starting classes, but it is not necessary to complete an application. Go to Med+Proctor to upload your immunization records, and use your Trinity email for account registration.