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Admission to Adult Undergraduate Program

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The accelerated adult undergraduate programs at Trinity Christian College provide an ideal environment for adults who want to complete their bachelor’s degree or become a teacher. Trinity’s affordable tuition, accelerated classes and evening format are specifically designed for adult students.

Visit apply.trnty.edu. There, you will create a new user account and select an adult program application. The application is free and takes ~30 minutes to complete.

If you are not ready to submit the application, you can save it and pick up where you left off by logging into your application portal.  

At your earliest convenience, submit the application. You should hear from an admissions representative via email shortly after submitting the application.

All applicants are required to submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities they have attended in the past.  Students should contact the Registrar’s Office at each college/university and request an official transcript be sent.  Electronic official transcripts can be sent to admissions@trnty.edu, and sealed paper official transcripts can be sent to:

Trinity Christian College Admissions
Attn: Adult Programs
6601 W. College Dr.
Palos Heights, IL 60463

Unofficial transcripts will not be accepted.  This includes paper copies or copies sent via email.

Once all official transcripts are submitted, the admissions representative will review your materials.  A decision of admission will be made and you will be notified of your status of admission.  You will receive an email regarding a change in your application status and a personal email from the admissions representative. A letter will be available in your application portal and via mail.

Students who do not meet admission requirements may be asked to submit letters of recommendation and a personal statement in order to be considered for conditional admission.  These students will be notified by the admissions representative regarding the committee review process and their eligibility.

Accepted degree-seeking students will receive a degree audit 5-7 days after being accepted into the program.  This will show which of your past courses are accepted for transfer credit and which courses remain to be completed in the bachelor’s degree program. The degree audit will also help to indicate how long it will take to complete the degree.

For teaching licensure students (non-degree-seeking students), a transfer evaluation will be completed.  This will show which of your past courses are accepted for transfer credit and which courses remain to be completed in the licensure-only program. The transfer evaluation will also help indicate how long it will take to earn the Professional Educator License (PEL).

Students who have enough credits to begin the major course of study will automatically be registered for their first semester courses once they submit the enrollment deposit.  Students who do not have enough credits to begin the major course of study will meet with an advisor to discuss their first semester courses and a plan for their course of study.

An enrollment deposit of $250 is required to hold your spot in the program.  The deposit will be applied to your first semester tuition.  Students can submit the deposit by logging into their application portal and accepting Trinity’s ‘Offer of Admission.’  Once you reply to your offer of admission, refresh the page.  A new checklist item will appear requesting that you submit the enrollment deposit.  Once you deposit, you can be registered for your first semester classes.

If you intend to use financial aid and have not yet completed your FAFSA, be sure to do this as soon as possible. The FAFSA can be completed by visiting: www.fafsa.ed.gov. Trinity’s school code is 001771. If you have already completed your FAFSA, please contact the Financial Aid Office to complete the process.

Students in the adult program are considered three-quarter time students.  The number of credit hours a student takes directly affects their financial aid.  Please contact Sharon Boss at 708.239.4835 or email her at sharon.boss@trnty.edu for any financial aid questions you may have.

If you do not intend to use financial aid, you are able to make payments through the link to the Business Office. If you have questions regarding your payment options, please contact Nadine Iwema in the Business Office at 708.293.4594 or via email at nadine.iwema@trnty.edu.

Your username and password will be sent to you via the email address you used to apply.   Log into both your student portal and Trinity email.  After you have accessed your Trinity email, it is expected that you will check it often and use it exclusively in your communication with Trinity departments. All official notifications and communication will be sent only through your Trinity email.

If you need help accessing your student portal contact Trinity Computer Services at 708.239.4858 or via email at helpdesk@trnty.edu

The Student Portal is the central location for your academic information, and accessing it will be essential for your success in Trinity’s program. Through the Portal, you will be able to do the following:

  • Review your billing statement
  • Accept student loans
  • Sign the Student Financial Responsibility Agreement (SFRA)
  • Complete the Student Contact Information
  • Complete the Emergency Contact Information form (ECI)

You must accept the Student Financial Responsibility Agreement (SFRA) and complete all other forms within the “My Student Life” section of the Student Portal.  Click here to access instructions on completing forms

If you intend to use financial aid and have not yet completed your FAFSA, be sure to do this as soon as possible. The FAFSA website is www.fafsa.ed.gov. Trinity’s school code is 001771. If you have already completed your FAFSA, please contact our Financial Aid department to complete the process. Students in the adult programs are considered three-quarter time students.  The number of credit hours you are taking directly affects your financial aid.  Please contact Sharon Boss at 708.239.4835 or email her at Sharon.Boss@trnty.edu for any financial aid questions you may have.

If you do not intend to use financial aid, you are able to make payments through the link to the Business Office. If you have questions regarding your payment options, please contact Nadine Iwema in the Business Office at 708.293.4594 or via email at Nadine.Iwema@trnty.edu.

An enrollment deposit of $250 is required before you can register for courses.  The deposit will be applied to your first semester’s tuition.

Students who can begin the major coursework in their first semester will be registered for their courses by the registrar’s office after they deposit and sign the SFRA.

After the first semester,  students register for courses through the Student Portal on Trollweb. Dates for registration and course offerings can be found at the Schedule on the  Registrar’s pages.

Students who cannot start the major coursework in their first semester will have an advising appointment. At the appointment, the student will be registered for their first semester courses.  If you have any questions about advising, you may contact the program director.  

The State of Illinois requires that students present evidence of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus-diphtheria, and meningitis. Bring your completed immunization record to your mandatory orientation.

For more information, please click here to access Student Wellness page and download immunization form.

Orientation is mandatory for all incoming spring and fall students. Students will receive detailed information about orientation from the Associate Dean for Adult Programs.

You can purchase your textbooks at the Bootsma Bookstore.  The hours of operation between September and April are Monday-Thursday 9am – 6pm and Friday 9am-4pm.

+ Prospective Students

Visit apply.trnty.edu. There, you will create a new user account and select an adult program application. The application is free and takes ~30 minutes to complete.

If you are not ready to submit the application, you can save it and pick up where you left off by logging into your application portal.  

At your earliest convenience, submit the application. You should hear from an admissions representative via email shortly after submitting the application.

All applicants are required to submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities they have attended in the past.  Students should contact the Registrar’s Office at each college/university and request an official transcript be sent.  Electronic official transcripts can be sent to admissions@trnty.edu, and sealed paper official transcripts can be sent to:

Trinity Christian College Admissions
Attn: Adult Programs
6601 W. College Dr.
Palos Heights, IL 60463

Unofficial transcripts will not be accepted.  This includes paper copies or copies sent via email.

Once all official transcripts are submitted, the admissions representative will review your materials.  A decision of admission will be made and you will be notified of your status of admission.  You will receive an email regarding a change in your application status and a personal email from the admissions representative. A letter will be available in your application portal and via mail.

Students who do not meet admission requirements may be asked to submit letters of recommendation and a personal statement in order to be considered for conditional admission.  These students will be notified by the admissions representative regarding the committee review process and their eligibility.

Accepted degree-seeking students will receive a degree audit 5-7 days after being accepted into the program.  This will show which of your past courses are accepted for transfer credit and which courses remain to be completed in the bachelor’s degree program. The degree audit will also help to indicate how long it will take to complete the degree.

For teaching licensure students (non-degree-seeking students), a transfer evaluation will be completed.  This will show which of your past courses are accepted for transfer credit and which courses remain to be completed in the licensure-only program. The transfer evaluation will also help indicate how long it will take to earn the Professional Educator License (PEL).

Students who have enough credits to begin the major course of study will automatically be registered for their first semester courses once they submit the enrollment deposit.  Students who do not have enough credits to begin the major course of study will meet with an advisor to discuss their first semester courses and a plan for their course of study.

An enrollment deposit of $250 is required to hold your spot in the program.  The deposit will be applied to your first semester tuition.  Students can submit the deposit by logging into their application portal and accepting Trinity’s ‘Offer of Admission.’  Once you reply to your offer of admission, refresh the page.  A new checklist item will appear requesting that you submit the enrollment deposit.  Once you deposit, you can be registered for your first semester classes.

If you intend to use financial aid and have not yet completed your FAFSA, be sure to do this as soon as possible. The FAFSA can be completed by visiting: www.fafsa.ed.gov. Trinity’s school code is 001771. If you have already completed your FAFSA, please contact the Financial Aid Office to complete the process.

Students in the adult program are considered three-quarter time students.  The number of credit hours a student takes directly affects their financial aid.  Please contact Sharon Boss at 708.239.4835 or email her at sharon.boss@trnty.edu for any financial aid questions you may have.

If you do not intend to use financial aid, you are able to make payments through the link to the Business Office. If you have questions regarding your payment options, please contact Nadine Iwema in the Business Office at 708.293.4594 or via email at nadine.iwema@trnty.edu.

+ Admitted Students

Your username and password will be sent to you via the email address you used to apply.   Log into both your student portal and Trinity email.  After you have accessed your Trinity email, it is expected that you will check it often and use it exclusively in your communication with Trinity departments. All official notifications and communication will be sent only through your Trinity email.

If you need help accessing your student portal contact Trinity Computer Services at 708.239.4858 or via email at helpdesk@trnty.edu

The Student Portal is the central location for your academic information, and accessing it will be essential for your success in Trinity’s program. Through the Portal, you will be able to do the following:

  • Review your billing statement
  • Accept student loans
  • Sign the Student Financial Responsibility Agreement (SFRA)
  • Complete the Student Contact Information
  • Complete the Emergency Contact Information form (ECI)

You must accept the Student Financial Responsibility Agreement (SFRA) and complete all other forms within the “My Student Life” section of the Student Portal.  Click here to access instructions on completing forms

If you intend to use financial aid and have not yet completed your FAFSA, be sure to do this as soon as possible. The FAFSA website is www.fafsa.ed.gov. Trinity’s school code is 001771. If you have already completed your FAFSA, please contact our Financial Aid department to complete the process. Students in the adult programs are considered three-quarter time students.  The number of credit hours you are taking directly affects your financial aid.  Please contact Sharon Boss at 708.239.4835 or email her at Sharon.Boss@trnty.edu for any financial aid questions you may have.

If you do not intend to use financial aid, you are able to make payments through the link to the Business Office. If you have questions regarding your payment options, please contact Nadine Iwema in the Business Office at 708.293.4594 or via email at Nadine.Iwema@trnty.edu.

An enrollment deposit of $250 is required before you can register for courses.  The deposit will be applied to your first semester’s tuition.

Students who can begin the major coursework in their first semester will be registered for their courses by the registrar’s office after they deposit and sign the SFRA.

After the first semester,  students register for courses through the Student Portal on Trollweb. Dates for registration and course offerings can be found at the Schedule on the  Registrar’s pages.

Students who cannot start the major coursework in their first semester will have an advising appointment. At the appointment, the student will be registered for their first semester courses.  If you have any questions about advising, you may contact the program director.  

The State of Illinois requires that students present evidence of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus-diphtheria, and meningitis. Bring your completed immunization record to your mandatory orientation.

For more information, please click here to access Student Wellness page and download immunization form.

Orientation is mandatory for all incoming spring and fall students. Students will receive detailed information about orientation from the Associate Dean for Adult Programs.

You can purchase your textbooks at the Bootsma Bookstore.  The hours of operation between September and April are Monday-Thursday 9am – 6pm and Friday 9am-4pm.

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Alexis Henderson

Sr. Admissions Representative for Adult Undergraduate & Graduate Programs

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