Admitted Student Checklist

Welcome to Trinity as an admitted student!  We are excited to have you join us. This checklist will help you navigate all the steps you need to complete prior to move-in day. We’ve provided all the information you will need below.

Check out your scholarship options! Trinity awards academic scholarships based on your grades, school involvement, major, and more. To see a full list, visit our scholarships page.

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for need-based aid (US Citizens and permanent residents only). Have the FAFSA information sent to Trinity Christian College by entering Trinity’s FAFSA code: 001771.

To secure your financial aid, submit the $250 Enrollment Deposit by May 1.

Access your Student Portal to view your financial aid, housing assignment, class schedule, required books, and other important information as it becomes available.   Instructions to access portal available here.

Your Student ID and temporary password are emailed to you after you are accepted to Trinity. If you haven’t received your password information following acceptance, please contact your admissions representative.


If you are planning to live on campus, complete your Housing Information Form in your Student Portal by May 1. All students are expected to reside on campus unless they are age 22 or will be living at home.

The best days to register for classes are either Admitted Student Day on April 10 or at Blueprints on June 22-23. If you’re unable to make either of these dates, we do have additional dates available. Please sign-up here for a registration day!

In the Student Portal, complete Student Life Forms in the “My Student Life” section.

  1. These forms will become available in your Student Portal as of June 1 and must be completed by August 17. For information on how to fill out Student Life Forms, click here.
  2. Accept the Student Financial Responsibility Agreement. This agreement must be signed before classes begin on August 22.

Student Athletes only: Click here for instructions on submitting mandatory medical forms and here to register for NAIA eligibility.

Blueprints is our Freshmen orientation and registration program, taking place June 22-23, 2018. New students will meet with academic advisers, register for Fall courses, meet future roommates, and get to know their new home. Students who are unable to attend Blueprints will have the opportunity to register at subsequent dates. Details for the weekend can be found online along with the link to sign up. Transfer students can also make an appointment to register at subsequent dates.

Submit final transcripts to the admissions office by July 1.

  1. Incoming Freshman must submit final high school transcripts showing their graduation date.
  2. Transfer Students should submit grades from their most recent semester.

Submit the immunization form to Student Life by July 1.

What is the net amount you’ll owe Trinity, after your scholarships and grants? What is the best way to pay for that? The Plan for Payment Worksheet found here will help you answer these questions. When you receive your first billing statement in mid-July, you will be prepared with a plan.

If Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Student loans are part of your plan for payment, complete the required steps below:

  1. In your Student Portal, accept or decline your federal loan eligibility in the “My Financial Aid” section. (Make sure the term is set to FA 18). If you wish to borrow less than the maximum amount available, contact the Financial Aid Office.
  2. If you are accepting Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized loans, go to and click “Log In” (same as your FAFSA login). Select “Complete Loan Counseling” and then “Entrance Counseling.” Click the start button located on the right to begin, and follow the on-screen directions.
  3. In your account, click on “Complete Loan Agreement (Master Promissory Note).” Then select “Subsidized/Unsubsidized” and click start to follow the on-screen directions.

If you plan to borrow any of the following types of loans, you must complete the steps indicated below:

  • Federal Parent PLUS Loan: Parents (not students) must log in at to complete an application. Once logged in, click “Apply for a Direct PLUS Loan” and then start the Direct Plus Loan Application for Parents.

Private Student Loans: Application is made with your lender (Trinity works with all lenders). To access a list of suggested lenders, click here.

All students are welcome to park their vehicle on campus. Each vehicle must first be registered with Campus Safety and Security. A parking permit will be issued and the $100 charge added to the student tuition account. Students can register a vehicle online and then pick up their vehicle sticker at the Campus Safety & Security Office.

Move in for freshmen will be Friday, August 17, 2018 from 10:00am-2:00pm. The Dean of Students and First Year Experience Offices will send move-in and first year student seminar details in the summer.

More questions about First Year Experience? Click here to find contact information for Director, Emily Bosscher.

We are so excited to have you as a part of the Trinity community! Want to know more about what to expect for Student Life on campus? Click here to learn more about the residence halls, clubs, organizations, and campus life in general.

If you have questions or need assistance completing any of the steps on this list, please contact your Trinity admissions representative.