Applications for the Class of 2025 are now open.
Early Decision I and Early Action applications are due November 1.
Early Decision II and Regular Decision applications are due February 1.
Apply to Trinity as an international first-year student if you:
are not a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, regardless of where you went to secondary school
First-Year Application Deadlines
|Decision Deadline||Application Due||Notification from Trinity||Deposit Due|
|Early Decision I||November 1||December 1||February 1|
|Early Action||November 1||December 15||May 1|
|Early Decision II||February 1||February 15||March 1|
|Regular Decision||February 1||March 15||May 1|
Which application deadline is right for me?
Apply Early, Know Early
Admitted students make a commitment to enroll at Trinity using a binding, early decision option. Learn More →
Early Action and Regular Decision
Commitment issues? No problem.
Early action or regular decision applicants aren’t bound to attend Trinity, but receive notifications at later dates. Learn More →
International Financial Aid
Trinity offered almost $4 million in merit-based scholarships and need-based financial assistance to international students admitted to the Class of 2024.
Candidates who qualify for merit-based scholarships and/or need-based financial aid will receive notification with their offer of admission.
As a highly selective institution, Trinity strives to develop a complete picture of all applicants and what they may bring to campus. When the Trinity University Admissions Committee evaluates candidates, they assess 5 main areas:
A student’s grade point average, the rigor of their courses, and the diversity of their curriculum are all important considerations for admission. Particular notice is given to those who take honors, Advanced Placement, or International Baccalaureate courses, if their school offers them.
The Office of Admissions recalculates each applicant's GPA using a standardized un-weighted scale to compensate for discrepancies in grading scales among different high schools.
We recommend that first-year applicants complete the following courses:
- 4 years of English
- 3 years of mathematics (including either trigonometry or pre-calculus)
- 3 years of science (at least 2 years of laboratory science)
- 3 years of social science
- 2 years of the same foreign language
Standardized Test Scores
Trinity requires proof of English proficiency for all international students whose first language is not English. The University accepts the TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo exams.
If a student submits test results from either the SAT or ACT exams, they will be taken into consideration as part of the application for admission. While we do not require applicants to have a specific minimum score, most Tigers perform well on standardized tests. Trinity will super score standardized test scores by taking the best subtest score and creating a new composite score regardless of test date.
Admitted Class of 2024:
- HS GPA Average unweighted (academic solids): 3.7
- ACT Middle 50%: 29-33
- SAT Middle 50%: 1310-1470
Trinity University does admit students who score below these ranges if they are stellar in other areas of consideration.
Applicants should address their chosen essay topic as completely as possible, taking time to carefully craft a thoughtful response. All writing should be spell-checked, and it is highly recommended that it also be proofread by at least one other person.
When using the Common Application or the Coalition Application, the same essay may be submitted to multiple institutions.
Trinity is a place where students can take advantage of vast opportunities, and we're seeking candidates who will add to our active campus community. The Admissions Committee considers information about extracurricular involvement, paying special attention to activities in which an applicant has been active for a number of years or has gained leadership experience.
Applicants are encouraged to share any information about activities that are related to school, community, family, or church; part- or full-time jobs; and accomplishments and awards.
Recommendations from guidance counselors and teachers help the Committee learn more about each student's personality and character. They also provide a place to address special explanations about the applicant's academic performance, as well as provide a more complete picture of each candidate as a person and scholar. Counselors and teachers can also provide context when reviewing a student’s academic record with respect to the school they attend.
We also consider a student’s personal engagement with Trinity throughout the application process. We feel that a campus visit or interview (whether in-person, by phone, or via a video call) with an admissions counselor is the best way to determine if Trinity is a good fit for your college experience. For more information, reach out to your admissions counselor.
Trinity University accepts the Common Application or the Coalition Application for international student applications.
Required International Application Documents
- Application for Admission
- Transcripts or School Records
- Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test scores
- Letters of Recommendation
- Application for Need-Based Aid
Application Process for International Students
Submit an application for admission.
Trinity accepts the Common Application or the Coalition Application. There is no fee for applications submitted online.
Submit transcripts or school records.
All records must be submitted in English. If your school records are not in English, please submit certified English translations with your official transcripts and records.
- All records must be submitted by your school counselor or school official to be considered official. Student-submitted records will not be accepted.
- Records may be uploaded to the Common Application or Coalition websites, or submitted officially via mail by your school counselor or school official.
Submit TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test scores.
Trinity requires proof of English proficiency for all international students whose first language is not English. We accept the TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo exams.
- Recommended TOEFL - 100 ibT
- Recommended IELTS - 7.0
- Recommended Duolingo - 120
If you meet the criteria below, you can email your admissions counselor and request that Trinity waive the TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo exam.
- You attend an English-medium secondary school for the 4 most recent consecutive years of secondary study.
- English is your first language and you are a citizen of Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom.
- If a student submits test results from either the SAT or ACT exams, they will be taken into consideration as part of the application for admission. We recommend that international students contact their admissions counselor with questions regarding Trinity’s testing policies and requirements prior to submitting official scores. Neither the SAT nor ACT is required for scholarship consideration.
Submit letters of recommendation.
Submit the Secondary School Report. Ask an adviser, counselor, or headmaster from the last educational institution you attended to complete the Secondary School Report and submit a letter of recommendation.
Submit a teacher evaluation. Ask one of your instructors from a core academic discipline to complete the Teacher Evaluation Form and submit a letter of recommendation.
Submit an application for need-based aid.
Trinity accepts the CSS PROFILE for International Students or the International Student Financial Aid Application.
- If you indicate an intent to file for need-based aid, your application will not be reviewed until one of these completed forms is received.
- If you do not require need-based aid, please complete the Statement of Financial Responsibility form in your Application Portal. You will still be considered for merit scholarships based on a holistic review of your application materials.
- Trinity does not provide fee-waivers for the CSS Profile.
For more information regarding merit- and need-based financial aid for international citizens, please review the International Financial Aid page.
Note: Need-based financial aid is not available for foreign transfer students, so Trinity does not accept transfer applications from foreign students who require financial aid.
Enrolling at Trinity
You’ve applied—and you’ve been accepted! Congratulations!
Complete the following if you choose to attend Trinity University. You should only submit a deposit to the single college or university in which you plan to enroll.
Submit $500 Deposit.
The $500 non-refundable deposit is required of all students who plan to enroll at Trinity. You can send a money order or check payable to Trinity University, or submit your deposit online via your portal.
Submit the New Student Information Form.
This, along with the $500 deposit, secures your enrollment at Trinity. Trinity will generate and mail an I-20 form to you upon receipt of your deposit and New Student Information Form.
Submit financial support additional documentation.
Submit the required additional documentation from a bank official. This bank statement should reflect the amount of money which the family is obligated to pay for the first year of study at Trinity (minus any scholarships/grants received by the university). The bank statement must be recent, drafted in English, and be able to cover the expected family contribution. The listed funds must be demonstrated in numeric value regardless of currency.
Obtain F-1 Student Visa.
Upon receipt of the I-20 form from Trinity, you must present the I-20 along with any other required documents to a U.S. consulate or embassy in your home country in order to apply for a student visa. Most consulates and embassies have detailed information about this procedure on their websites. We suggest you apply for your visa as soon as you receive your I-20 since the application process may take several weeks.
Contact Your Admissions Counselor
We are excited to answer your questions about the first-year application process.
Kindel Hollis ’07
Associate Director and Coordinator for International Admissions
Africa (East, Central, and South), Asia (East, Central, and South East), Canada, Caribbean, Europe, Oceania, and International Students studying in the U.S.
Juan Perez ’11
Associate Director of Admissions
Africa (North and West), Latin America (Central and South America), Mexico, the Middle East, and South Asia (including India)
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Applicants may also contact International Student and Scholar Services for assistance with forms, visa applications, financial information, and other support.