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.
Please Note: The credit information posted on these pages is subject to change without notice and does not represent an official Trinity credit evaluation. Official evaluations are made upon request and are provided upon admission to Trinity.
Advanced Placement (AP) - At the time of admission, first-year students may submit scores from an Advanced Placement examination conducted by the College Board. A score of 3 or better is required to receive college credit for most examinations.
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 course taken. No credit is awarded for science CLEP exams because 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 will be given for subsidiary-level work.
General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A Level): Credit is granted for A-level grades of A*, A, and B. Generally two semesters of credit are awarded per subject. Credit is granted for AS-level grades of a and b. Generally one semester of credit is awarded per subject. International A Level exams are granted credit in a similar manner.
Military service: Trinity awards credit for educational experiences during military service according to the recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE) as published in the “Guide to the Evaluation of Educational 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. Foundations requirements may be waived in cases where the student has earned a grade of 60 to 74.
Spanish Language Proficiency: New students may be eligible for Spanish placement credits on the condition that they take the Web-CAPE exam at the beginning of the semester in which they take their first Spanish course, enroll for the Spanish course into which they were placed, and earn a grade of B or better. Placement credits are available only for SPAN 201 (if placed into 202) or 201-202 (if placed into a 300 level course). Transfer students with college-level Spanish on their transcripts are not eligible for credits by placement.