Students who have interrupted their studies at Trinity for one semester or more must complete an application for readmission through the admissions office.
Applicants who have been accepted as students must deposit $100 toward tuition. The deposit serves as a declaration of intent to enroll and is deducted from the tuition payment due on the day of registration. The tuition deposit is due May 1 or ten days after acceptance for students admitted after May 1.
By Illinois law, all students registering for the first time at a public or private college or university are required to present evidence of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella, and tetanus-diphtheria. Students are permitted to register without immunization documents, but Trinity Christian College will not be permitted to re-enroll students for a second semester who have failed to present appropriate evidence by that time. This does not include students enrolled less than half-time.
Information regarding registration will be sent to newly admitted students before their first semester of enrollment. All students who are enrolling at Trinity for the first time for a fall semester, and who have made a tuition deposit, will be eligible to participate in the summer registration program, Blueprints. Blueprints is a two-day event that includes pre-registration for classes, academic advising, an overnight stay in the residence halls, meals in the dining hall, programs for parents, and opportunities to get to know other new freshmen and transfer students. Information about Blueprints is available through the admissions office. For freshman students who do not participate in Blueprints, registration and academic advising will be part of a general orientation program for new students, conducted at the beginning of the first semester.
Transfer students will eligible to participate in Compass, a one day event for transfer registration held early in the summer. Students will meet one-on-one with a faculty advisor to select courses for the upcoming semester. Transfer students accepted after Compass will be able to register during additional registration days throughout the summer until the classes begin.
Non-Traditional Credit Policy
A maximum of 32 semester hours may be obtained through the transfer of non-classroom or test-based credit, of which 8 hours can be applied to a major for credit by examination. Additionally, a student may not obtain credit by examination after auditing or receiving a failing grade in the corresponding course. Trinity does not award academic credit for life experience. Some students are able to earn college credit in certain subjects. This may be earned in any of the following ways:
- Advanced placement – At the time of admission, first-year students may submit scores from an Advanced Placement (AP) examination conducted by the College Board. A score of 3 or better is required to receive college credit. English, Mathematics and Physics require a score of 4 or better to receive credit. The amount of credit granted depends on the test score.
- College Level Examination Program (CLEP) – A satisfactory score as determined by the American Council on Education (ACE) is required to receive credit through CLEP. The amount of credit granted depends on the particular test taken. No credit will be awarded for science CLEP exams. A lab is required by the College for students to receive credit for a science course.
- International Baccalaureate (IB) – IB credit will be given to students who receive a grade of 5 or greater on higher-level classes. No credit is given for subsidiary-level work.
- Military service – Trinity awards credit for educational experiences during military service according to the recommendations of the American Council on Education as published in “The Guide to the Evaluation of Military Experiences in the Armed Services.” The amount and type of credit awarded is dependent upon the training completed and the compatibility of the credit recommendations with other Trinity transfer credit policies.
- Ontario Academic Courses (OAC) – Credit is granted for courses that have appropriate Trinity equivalents and in which the student has earned a grade of 75 or higher. General education requirements may be waived in cases where the student has earned a grade of 60 to 74.
- Web-Cape Placement Exam – Students may be eligible for Spanish placement credits on condition that they enroll for the Spanish course into which they were placed and earn a grade of B or better. Placement credits are available only for Spanish 201 (if placed into 202) or 201-202 (if placed into a 300 level course).