International Student Application
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Credit by exam
Students may acquire Trinity course credit by receiving minimum scores on the AP or IB exams. Typically a 4 or 5 on AP exams and a 5,6, or 7 on IB higher level exams qualifies students for credit. Exceptions apply for specific exams. Learn more online.
International applicants apply in the same manner as domestic applicants; they may choose to use and submit our free on line application, or download an application in PDF. Additionally, foreign applicants must submit the College Board International Student Financial Aid Application.
Application for Admission Process for International Students
- Submit application. Complete the common application form and return it to the Office of Admissions. There is no fee for applications submitted on line, but a $50 processing fee is required if you mail a paper application.
- Submit transcripts. Ask the school that you are now attending (or have attended most recently) to mail a certified transcript and/or, if applicable, official examination results. If any course work has been completed at another university or institution of higher education, an official transcript or record of your college studies must also be sent.
- Submit all standardized test results. Submit test scores for either the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) or American College Test (ACT). The TOEFL examination is highly encouraged for all students whose native language is not English or who come from countries where English is not the primary language. We recommend a minimum score of 100 on the internet-based exam. Those students whose native language is English must submit test results from the SAT I or ACT. Students are encouraged to submit any test results from their country's educational system.
- Submit school recommendation. Ask an advisor, counselor, or headmaster from the last educational institution you attended to complete the Secondary School Report and submit a letter of recommendation. This form is available on the "forms" link of www.commonapp.org.
- Submit teacher evaluation. Ask one of your instructors from an academic discipline to complete the Teacher Evaluation Form and submit a letter of recommendation. This form is available on the "forms" link of www.commonapp.org.
- Submit International Student Financial Aid Application. This form is required to be considered for financial aid. We only accept the the College Board International Student Financial Aid Application.
** When reviewing international applications, Trinity takes into account whether or not an applicant has requested financial assistance; therefore we are not need-blind. Applying for need-based aid places students in a very competitive applicant pool. Consequently, it is in the best interest of the student to be honest about their family's ability to pay, including the maximum amount the family is able to contribute to a Trinity education. Failure to do so may jeopardize a student's chance of admission to Trinity.**
If you do not wish to be considered for need-based financial aid, please document the source of funding to meet expenses for the cost of attendance of your first year at Trinity which will be approximately $50,000USD.
All applicants, regardless of financial need, will be automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. Your application for admission is your application for merit-based scholarship; no extra paperwork is necessary.
For more information regarding merit- and need-based financial aid for international citizens, please visit our International Financial Aid web site.
Enrollment to Trinity Procedure for International Students
Upon acceptance to Trinity, 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 to Trinity. You can send a money order or check payable to Trinity University.
- Submit the International Admitted Student Reply Form. This, along with the $500 deposit, secures your enrollment to Trinity. Trinity will generate and mail an I-20 form to you upon receipt of the deposit and International Admitted Student Reply 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 web sites. We suggest you apply for your visa as soon as you receive your I-20, since the application process may take several weeks.
For More Information Contact:
Office of Admissions
Eric Maloof, Director of International Admissions
Africa, Canada, Caribbean, Central America
Kindel Hollis, Associate Director of Admissions
Asia, India, Oceania
Lauren Ghishan, Assistant Director of Admissions
Europe, the Middle East
Juan Perez, Admissions Counselor
Mexico, South America
International Programs Office
International Student and Scholar Services