Academic Regulations & Graduation Requirements

Courses, credits, and graduation

Trinity credit information, course rules and regulations, and graduation requirements are clearly spelled out below. Questions can be directed to your faculty advisor or the Office of the Registrar.

Academic Regulations

Trinity applies the following rules and regulations to all students. Here you’ll find detailed descriptions of credits, course registration, and the grading system.

Students who have been admitted to the College are classified according to the number of semester hours of credit they have earned as follows:

  • Freshman fewer than 30 hours
  • Sophomore at least 30 but fewer than 60 hours
  • Junior at least 60 but fewer than 90 hours
  • Senior 90 hours or more

Students are unclassified if they have not been admitted as degree-seeking students but are enrolled on a limited basis.

Trinity reserves the right to accept or reject courses for transfer credit.   For detailed information about transfer policies, please review the appropriate degree group:

Trinity is an ACE Accredited school.

Student load details can be reviewed by selecting the appropriate group:

Credits at Trinity are given in semester hours. For complete details on how the Trinity Christian College credits are assigned, please read the Credit Hour Policy and Course Types.

Throughout the educational program at Trinity, each student is offered advisement in the selection and planning of his/her academic program.   For details, please select the appropriate group:

Independent study offers students the opportunity to explore a selected topic when the academic interests cannot be met by regular curricular offerings.

For further details, please select the appropriate group:

A student may elect to audit a course rather than take it for credit.  Please select the appropriate group for further details:

Students are expected to attend all class and laboratory sessions for which they are registered.   For details on each group, please review the following:

Grading will be issued for each course taken at Trinity and will appear on the official transcript.  Select your appropriate group to learn more details:

Trinity Christian College recognizes students who achieve GPAs that fulfill the requirements for the Dean’s List.  For more details, please review the requirements of the appropriate group:

The incomplete grade “I” is a temporary grade indicating that work for the course is not complete.  To learn more details about incomplete grades, review your appropriate group:

A student’s course grade, after having been submitted by the instructor, shall not be changed unless an incorrect grade, by rscalculation, eason of clerical error or mihas been submitted for the student.  For additional information about Course Grade Changes can be found under the appropriate group:

The policy for repeating a course to improve a previously earned grade includes the following provisions detailed under the appropriate group:

Graduation Requirements

Trinity Christian College offers a variety of majors and programs rooted in biblically informed liberal arts education for students who desire to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

Trinity grants the following bachelor’s degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
  • Bachelor of Science (BS)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

Trinity grants the following master’s degrees:

  • Master of Arts: Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Arts: Curriculum and Instruction
  • Master of Arts: Curriculum and Instruction—Children’s Literature
  • Master of Arts: Curriculum and Instruction—English as a Second Language
  • Master of Arts: Curriculum and Instruction—Special Education
  • Master of Arts: Special Education
  • Master of Arts: Special Education—Behavior Intervention Specialist
  • Master of Arts: Special Education—Diverse Learners

The formal requirements for graduation are detailed under each appropriate group:

All students wishing to earn a degree from Trinity must complete a graduation application the semester prior to their graduation. Graduation applications are available from the Registrar’s Office and online. Students seeking to graduate must submit an application even if they do not plan to participate in commencement ceremonies.

Trinity Christian College holds one commencement ceremony every spring. Students can participate in the commencement ceremony after completing all the graduation requirements as defined in each appropriate group:

Academic achievement upon completion of a degree program is recognized at graduation and on the final transcript.  For details on the types of academic honors are achieved, review the appropriate group: