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International Student Program

Programs for International Students

You have worked hard, and you want access to an excellent education at a school where you are known. International students thrive at Trinity, which is consistently ranked top tier by U.S. News and World Report. At Trinity, you will get focused attention in an environment that welcomes and encourages questions. You will also be able to take advantage of the opportunities that come with being so near Chicago, the third largest city in the United States. When your time at Trinity is done, you’ll be prepared to build a life that makes a difference.

Andrea Mossuto


Andrea Mossuto

Director of First Year Recruitment

International Student Application

We are excited to welcome students from across the globe. The application process is simple, and our outstanding admissions staff has a dedicated International Admissions Representative familiar with the needs and questions of international students.

International students applying to Trinity should review the admissions page for their respective programs for more information about the application process and admissions standards:

First Time Freshmen
Transfer Students
Adult Undergraduate Students
Graduate Students

Unique requirements for transcripts and English language proficiency for international students are listed in the following sections.

All high school transcripts from institutions outside of the U.S. must be evaluated with an official course-by-course evaluation. Exceptions may be granted for transcripts from American curriculum schools.

All university or college transcripts from institutions outside of the U.S. must receive an official catalog match evaluation. If you have completed fewer than 24 college credits, please have the course-by-course evaluation done on your high school transcripts as well.

Transcript evaluations are only accepted from NACES members, such as WES, ECE, or Educational Perspectives. Evaluations should be sent directly from the evaluator to the College.

All F-1 international students must demonstrate English proficiency, which can be done in one of the following ways:

  1. Successful completion of previous coursework in English
  2. Successful completion of one of the following exams


School Code

Required Score



19 Composite








80 IBT (550 paper)





Trinity accepts applications on a rolling basis, but it is strongly encouraged that you apply by March 1 for a fall semester start date as I-20s for the fall semester must be processed by July 1.

International students will be automatically considered for all scholarships available for their program. For a full list of scholarships available to students, visit our Scholarship page.

Students who wish to be considered for need-based assistance from Trinity should complete the Financial Aid Form for Non-United States Citizens, which will be available to you upon acceptance into the College.

All international students applying for an F-1 student visa to attend Trinity must show proof of funding by submitting bank statements prior to being issued an I-20 form.

On average, international students can pay between $15,000 and $25,000 per year out of pocket. We know that this is not feasible for all families, so we understand if this means that Trinity is not an option for you.