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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.
We have adjusted our admissions processes for Fall 2021 and Fall 2022 to reduce barriers for students who have been unable to take standardized tests. To get started on this next step of your journey, please submit the following:
2. Test Scores (optional)
You may choose to submit official scores from one of the following exams:
Students who apply to Trinity will be given the option to opt into or out of test optional admission.
3. High School Transcript
Submit official transcripts from all high schools previously attended. Transcripts may be submitted to Trinity by:
- Electronic delivery via Parchment or the Common Application
- Fax to 708-239-4826, Attn: Admissions
- Mail to:
Trinity Christian College
6601 W College Dr
Palos Heights, IL 60463
Homeschooled students may submit transcripts from their homeschool 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 (GED) examination may submit the exam results.
We have adjusted our admissions standards for Fall 2021 and Fall 2022 to be test optional. The following are required for unconditional admission to the College:
- Minimum unweighted cumulative GPA: 2.50 (4.0 scale)
- Students with an unweighted GPA between 2.50-2.74 will be required to submit an academic letter of recommendation
College prep coursework requirement
- Students should have completed the following college prep coursework during high school:
- At least three years of English and mathematics
- At least two years of science and social studies
- Students who have not completed the appropriate college prep coursework with satisfactory grades may be required to submit an academic letter of recommendation
Test score requirement (optional)
Test scores are not required for admission to Trinity for the Fall 2021 or Fall 2022 semesters, though students who do take a standardized test and feel their scores reflect their abilities are encouraged to submit them.
Applications submitted with test scores will be evaluated using the following score requirements:
- SAT: minimum composite score of 990
- ACT: minimum composite score of 19
- CLT: minimum composite score of 64
If you do not meet the standards for unconditional admission, please contact your admissions representative for more information regarding conditional admission.
Because Trinity offers rolling admission, we do not have a set application deadline and you should receive your admissions decision within a few weeks of submitting all required materials.
High school students are encouraged to apply during the first semester of their senior year, as priority for new student scholarships is given to students who are accepted by the scholarship priority deadline of January 1.
Interested in taking courses for credit at Trinity without receiving a degree? Complete the Unclassified Student Application. If you are no longer in high school, transcripts are not necessary.
- Unclassified Application for Adult Undergraduate Students
- Unclassified Application for Traditional Undergraduate Students
- Unclassified Application for Graduate Students
Unsure of which unclassified application to submit? Contact an admissions representative today.
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 Unclassified Student Application and contact the Admissions Office for more information.