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First Year of College

You know what you want in a school—it’s about the education, the people you’ll meet and know forever, the answers to questions, and the access to more. But you aren’t sure you’ll find it all in one place—until now. Here you’ll get attention that will answer your questions and keep you learning to ask more. You’ll get focused time in your department, in the area of your passion, and access to all the other areas as well—not to mention all the opportunities provided by being so near a big city. At Trinity, you will be known. Join us so you can unlock your potential.

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Ready to Apply? Requirements and Next Steps

The application process at Trinity is clear and straightforward. See below for standards and next steps to getting started on your journey with us. If you have questions, our outstanding admissions team is here to help. We can’t wait to hear from you.

A cumulative GPA of 2.50 is required for unconditional admission along with a minimum of a 19 ACT composite or 980 SAT (Math + Verbal) or 58 on CLT is required for unconditional admission.

Submit official transcripts from all high schools previously attended. A cumulative GPA of 2.50 is required for unconditional admission.

Home-schooled students may submit transcripts from their home-school association or an academic portfolio plus verification that the home-school program has been completed. View a sample homeschool transcript.

Students who have successfully completed the General Educational Development examination (GED) may submit the exam results.

Submit ACT, SAT I or CLT test results. A minimum of a 19 ACT composite or 980 SAT (Math + Verbal) or 58 on CLT is needed for unconditional admission.

Transcripts may be submitted to Trinity by:

  • Electronically via Parchment
  • Fax to (708)239-4826  Attn: Admissions
  • Send through the mail:
    Trinity Christian College
    Attention: Admissions
    6601 W College Dr
    Palos Heights, IL 60463

Complete an Application for Admission or add us to your Common Application.

High school students are encouraged to apply during the first semester of their senior year since priority for new student scholarships is given to students who are accepted by December 1.

Once all this information is submitted, your admissions representative will contact you regarding your application. You will not have to wait long to hear if you’ve been accepted, because Trinity has a rolling deadline for applications.

Interested in taking courses for credit at Trinity without receiving a degree? Download and mail an Application for Special Circumstances. If you are no longer in high school, transcripts are not necessary.

If an unclassified student decides to work toward a degree, the student must apply for admission as a degree seeking student. Financial aid is not available for unclassified students.

Current high school students that have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4 point scale) may enroll as unclassified students, and will receive a tuition waiver equal to 50% of their tuition charges (excludes summer semester). Complete the Application for Special Circumstances and contact the Admissions Office for more information.