First Year Students
Financial Aid Quick Info
Trinity will accept either the ACT or the SAT. We do not require SAT subject tests or the optional ACT writing test.
It’s best to submit all your scores, since we combine the highest subtest scores from all dates to calculate your high score.
The middle 50% of students admitted last fall scored: SAT math 610-690, SAT critical reading 590-700, ACT 27-31.
In order to apply, please complete the Common Application and submit the required documents by the application deadlines below. There is no fee for applications submitted online, but mailed applications require a $50 processing fee.
|Application due||Notification from TU||Deposit due|
|Early Decision I /
Early Action I
|Nov. 1||Dec. 15||
Feb. 1 (ED-I)
|Early Decision II /
Early Action II
March 1 (ED-II)
|Regular Decision||Feb. 1||Apr. 1||
Also be sure to learn about Financial Aid and what happens once you've submitted your application.
Jan. 1-Feb. 15: Best time to complete the FAFSA for need-based financial assistance (Trinity code is 003647)
The Early Decision program is designed for students who know Trinity is their first-choice, and who commit to enroll if admitted. This program is a binding agreement. Students are ethically bound to apply Early Decision to only one school, and will be expected to attend if offered admission. Applications for Early Decision I must be postmarked by November 1 of the senior year for admission for the fall semester. Applications for Early Decision II must be postmarked by January 1 of the senior year for admission in the fall. Apply Early Decision.
Early Action is for students who wish to receive early notification of their admissions status, but who don't want a binding agreement to attend Trinity. Early Action 1 applications must be postmarked by November 1, and students are notified of admission decisions by December 15. Early Action 2 applications must be postmarked by January 1, and students are notified of admission decisions by February 15. Students admitted under Early Action have until May 1 to submit their $500 deposit or decline their offer of admission. Apply Early Action.
Regular Decision applications must be postmarked by February 1, and students will be notified by April 1 of their status. These students must submit their $500 deposit or decline their offer of admission by May 1. Apply Regular Decision.
The $500 deposit is used to reserve your spot in the class and in the residence hall. Also note that May 1 is a nation-wide common reply date; every school must give you at least until then to make up your mind (unless you apply through an Early Decision program).
After you submit your application:
- The Office of Admissions will send you an e-mail confirming receipt of your application.
- You will also receive a letter indicating the documents still needed to complete your file. (It sometimes takes several days to process all the forms we receive, so please do not be alarmed if you receive notification of missing documents that have already been submitted.)
- When your application file is complete it will be sent to the Admissions Committee for review. At this time you will be sent another email informing you when you will be notified of your admissions decision.