Applications for entry in Spring 2021
are now open.
Spring semester applications are due October 15.
Apply to Trinity as a transfer student if you have completed at least 12 credit hours of full-time or part-time college coursework after graduating from high school or earning your GED.
Transfer Application Deadlines
|Begin at Trinity in the Fall Semester||April 1|
|Begin at Trinity in the Spring Semester||October 15|
Trinity University's classes are held Monday through Friday and conducted on a semester calendar during working hours. Few night courses are offered each semester, and it is not possible for an undergraduate student to obtain a degree from Trinity by only attending evening classes.
Applications to Trinity University are given a holistic review. Admissions officers will review an applicant’s academic record, including high school and college work, as well as their extra-curricular involvement.
Students will be asked to address why they are interested in transferring to Trinity University in their application for admission.
Applicants must have completed at least 12 credit hours of full-time or part-time college coursework since graduating from high school in order to be considered as a transfer applicant.
There is not a number limit on how many credit hours a student can transfer into the University. There are, however, certain requirements candidates must complete while attending Trinity University in order to graduate.
Students must complete at least 62 credit hours of course work at Trinity University (including courses taken through study abroad)
- Complete at least 18 credit hours of Pathways Curriculum coursework while a Trinity student
- Complete at least 15 credit hours of each major at Trinity, of which at least 12 must be upper division
- Complete the last 30 hours before graduation at Trinity
Transfer Credit Evaluation
Transfer credit evaluations are completed after a student has been admitted to the University. The Office of the Registrar will use your course descriptions and academic transcripts to determine which courses will transfer for credit at Trinity University.
Courses may transfer to the University that do not count toward the Pathways Curriculum or your major/minor coursework. These courses will then be identified as elective credit.
Courses must have a grade of a C- or higher to transfer to Trinity University.
Transfer candidates use the transfer version of the Common Application.
All other necessary documents for admission are available electronically at CommonApp.org, including recommendation forms.
Transfer applications must submit the following documents:
Transfer Common Application
Personal essay (included with Common Application)
Applicants can select any of the Common Application essay prompts. Essays are utilized to learn more about the applicant as well as showcase writing ability.
College Instructor Academic Evaluation
Official High School Transcript or GED Certificate
High school transcript must show graduation date.
Official SAT or ACT Results
All transfer applicants are required to submit test scores regardless of the number of credit hours completed.
Scores must be received directly from the testing service or included as part of an official high school transcript.
- Trinity will use your highest sub-test scores from different testing dates to generate your highest composite score.
- SAT or ACT scores are not required for students who have been out of high school for more than five years. However, in order to be eligible for merit scholarships, students must submit test scores.
- Foreign transfer applicants must submit one of the following exam scores: SAT, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo English test scores.
Official College/University Transcript(s)
Official transcripts are required from each college/university attended. Students who are currently enrolled in their first semester of college should complete the Transfer Mid-Term Report.
- Transcripts must be mailed directly to Trinity by the other institution.
- Hand-carried transcripts will not be accepted.
- Any foreign coursework must be evaluated, and if necessary, translated into English by an established, reputable, foreign credential evaluation agency.
Course descriptions should be submitted for each course for which you would like to receive credit at Trinity. Course descriptions can be compiled into one word document, including your own contact information, and submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to the Office of Admissions.
Trinity University Student Profile
2,512 Undergraduate Students
173 Graduate Students
9:1 Student/Faculty Ratio
80% pursue internships or undergraduate research
25% involved in Fine Arts
The Office of Admissions is excited to connect with you and learn more about your college search.
We encourage you to register for one of our virtual visit options, or get in touch directly with one of our admissions counselors. We can't wait to meet you in person, online, or over the phone!
Contact Your Admissions Counselor
We are excited to answer your questions about the transfer student application process.
Hillary Everts '14
Assistant Director of Admissions
Hillary works with transfer students, last names A-G.
Elena Wilson '17
Elena works with transfer students, last names H-Z.
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Mailed documents can be sent to:
Office of Admissions
One Trinity Place
San Antonio, Texas 78212-7200