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At Trinity, we are deeply committed to your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. We offer many resources for helping you stay in good health.

The State of Illinois college Immunization Code (77 ILL.ADM.CODE 9=694) and Trinity Christian College require that specific health/immunization records be on file in Student Life PRIOR to the start of the semester.  Students enrolled in undergraduate or adult studies (with 9 or more credit hours) or graduate programs (with 6 or more credit hours) are required to complete the Immunization Records Form and the highly recommended COVID-19 Vaccination Record.  Full instructions for submission of Immunization Records can be found under the ADMITTED STUDENTS section.

Once you submit your records, they are kept on file in Student Life. Due to the high volume of records being submitted, it may take an extended amount of time for your records to be processed. Trinity Christian College does not provide confirmation of records received.

Certain students are exempt from this requirement:

Types of Exemptions

  • Age: If the student was born before January 1, 1957, an age exemption applies for measles (rubeola), mumps, and rubella (German Measles) only.
  • Medical: In place of immunization records, you may claim an exemption by submitting documentation completed by you AND a licensed medical provider on the Medical Immunization Exempt Form.
    • In case of pregnancy or suspected pregnancy: Your clinician should complete the form indicating that the student is pregnant or suspected pregnant and an approximate due date.
    • In case of medical contradictions: Your clinician should complete the form indicating the specific contradictory vaccine(s) and duration of the medical condition.
  • Religious: You may claim an exemption for religious reasons by completing the Religious Immunization Exempt Form.    A signed, and dated statement by the student (and parent/guardian if the student is a minor) describing her/his objection to immunization on the grounds that they conflict with the tenet and practices of a church or religious organization will suffice in place of immunization records.
  • Online Graduate Students:  Graduate Students who are enrolled in an online-only program are exempt from the immunization records submission requirement, and therefore do not need to submit immunization records. You only qualify for this exemption if ALL COURSEWORK is completed online.

Frequently Asked Questions about Immunization Records

  1. Where can I locate my immunization records?
    • Previous High School or College/University
    • Military records or World Health Organization
    • Family physician or childhood physician
    • Illinois comprehensive automated immunization registry exchange (I-CARE)
  2. What if I am unable to locate my immunization Records?
    If you are unable to obtain your immunization dates, you will need to be revaccinated OR have an immunity profile (blood test) done to confirm your immunity.  Contact your healthcare provider to request an immunity profile test or a revaccination “booster”.   More in-depth information is available under the ADMITTED STUDENTS section.
  3. Where and how do I send my completed health/immunization records?
    Submit completed health/immunization records for:

    • Adult Undergraduate and Graduate Students:
      Bring the completed, accurate immunization record with you to orientation.
    • Traditional Students:
      By uploading them on your Student Portal or fax them to us by the first day of class.

    Student Life Office
    Trinity Christian College
    Attn.: Mabia Shadel
    Fax: 708.293.8761
    Phone: 708.239.4704

  4. Who should I call if I need additional information?
    If you have any further questions, please contact the Student Life Office via email at Studentlife@trnty.edu or by phone at 708.239.4704.
  5. What do I do if I do not meet Illinois Immunization requirements?
    Under the Affordable Care Act, health insurance plans are required to cover recommended preventive services without charging a deductible, copay, or coinsurance when service is provided by an “in-network” provider. Adult immunizations such as MMR vaccines, Tetanus, Diphtheria, acellular Pertussis (Tdap), and meningococcal vaccines are included under recommended preventative services. For the most affordable immunization administration option, obtain a list of “in-network” providers from your health insurance plan and schedule an appointment. Retail clinics like Walgreens, CVS, and Target as well as your local public health department, may be another option for obtaining the immunization you need. If using this option, please note that receipts of purchase for vaccination do not fulfill the requirement. Documentation must show that vaccine was administered along with the healthcare provider’s signature.
  6. What happens if I do not submit my Immunization Records prior to the first day of classes? Students who have not submitted all required immunization records will receive an email to their Trinity account reminding them of the required actions steps needed to submit their immunization records.  Failure to provide the required documents within the specified time frame will result in an Immunization hold (IM hold) and a $100 fee being applied to your account.  It is in your best interest to submit the required immunization records to the Student Life office on time and as promptly as possible to prevent delays in registration and to assist us to meet the state health requirements.
  1. Do I need a physical to go to Trinity?

No physical exam is required for general admission to Trinity Christian College, however, all students planning to participate in intercollegiate athletics at Trinity must have a yearly physical on file with our Athletics Department prior to athletic participation.

  1. Do I need to show proof of health insurance?

No, we do not require students to provide proof unless they are a student-athlete or international student.

  1. Are there health resources available if I am not feeling well?

Emergency Services: For on campus emergency, call 911 and then contact Campus Safety and Security at 708.293.3722.

Trinity is in a prime location for medical care, with several medical providers within 10 minutes of campus.  Trinity does not specifically endorse any health providers.  The list below is provided for informational purposes and because of their proximity to campus.

  • We enjoy a partnership with Health Center (sxu.edu) in which students may utilize Saint Xavier’s health center. If insurance coverage is an issue, SXU offers a fee-for-service option.
  • Ingalls Care Center in Crestwood is just a couple of miles down College Drive.
  • Palos Community Hospital, a top hospital, is just 2.5 miles from campus.
  • CVS Minute Clinic: Inside their pharmacy at 6748 WEST 111TH STREET WORTH, IL 60482. This location is just 2.4 miles from campus and can handle routine concerns.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All facilities above allow you to utilize certain insurance carriers or pay a reasonable fee for service. Please consult with your own insurance carrier before you go.

All students are required by the State of Illinois to present evidence of up-to-date immunizations.  Students enrolled in undergraduate or  adult studies (with 9 or more credit hours) or graduate programs (with 6 or more credit hours) are required to complete and submit the Immunization Records Form and the highly recommended COVID-19 Vaccination Record.

Immunization Records Submission Instructions

  • A licensed clinician will need to complete a portion of the immunization form. Please allow yourself adequate time to complete this process.
  • Adult Undergraduate and Graduate Students can bring the completed immunization form with you to orientation.
  • Traditional Students can submit your completed immunization form by uploading them on your Student Portal or fax them to us prior to the first day of classes.

Student Life Office
Trinity Christian College
Attn.: Mabia Shadel
Fax: 708.293.8761

  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION: All students will have a hold placed on their account until the Immunization Form or proof of up-to-date immunizations are provided and in compliance with the state’s standards. Students who fail to provide this information by the due date will have a $100.00 non-compliance fee added to their tuition account.
  • The State of Illinois allows students to request an exemption for medical or religious reasons. If this applies to you, complete your request for a Medical immunization exemption or Religious immunization exemption and upload the form in the student portal.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact the Student Life Office via email at Studentlife@trnty.edu or by phone at 708.239.4704.

Types of Exemptions

  • Age: If the student was born before January 1, 1957, an age exemption applies for measles (rubeola), mumps and rubella (German Measles) only.
  • Medical: In place of immunization records, you may claim an exemption by submitting documentation completed by you AND a licensed medical provider on the Medical Immunization Exempt Form.
    • In case of pregnancy or suspected pregnancy: Your clinician should complete the form indicating that the student is pregnant or suspected pregnant and an approximate due date.
    • In case of medical contradictions: Your clinician should complete the form indicating the specific contradictory vaccine(s) and duration of the medical condition.
  • Religious: You may claim an exemption for religious reasons by completing the Religious Immunization Exempt Form.  A signed, and dated statement by the student (and parent/guardian if the student is a minor) describing her/his objection to immunization on the grounds that they conflict with the tenet and practices of a church or religious organization will suffice in place of immunization records.
  • Online Graduate Students: Graduate Students who are enrolled in an online-only program are exempt from the immunization records submission requirement, and therefore do not need to submit immunization records. You only qualify for this exemption if ALL COURSEWORK is completed online.

Frequently Asked Questions about Immunization Records

  1. Why must students provide this information?
    We must report to the state that all students are in compliance with its requirements. In the unlikely event of an outbreak on campus, the Health Department uses our records to determine who is/is not permitted on campus.
  2. Where can I locate my immunization records?
    • Previous High School or College/University
    • Military records or World Health Organization
    • Family physician or childhood physician
    • Illinois comprehensive automated immunization registry exchange (I-CARE)
  3. What if I am unable to locate my immunization Records?
    If you are unable to obtain your immunization dates you will have an immunity profile (blood test) done to confirm your immunity AND/OR you will need to be revaccinated.  Contact your healthcare provider to request an immunity profile test and/or a revaccination “booster”.

    • Measles, Mumps and Rubella
      Contact your healthcare provider to request an antibody titer (blood test) for measles, mumps, and rubella. This test will confirm whether you have immunity to these viral diseases. Please note that all antibody titer results reported in the “equivocal” are not acceptable as proof of immunity and will require further written clarification by your healthcare provider.  A copy of the lab report confirming immunity and all clarifications must be submitted to Student Life by fax or through the student portal.
    • Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis
      If you have been in the Illinois school system since 1989 it is likely that you have already had most if not all required immunizations. The only exception is the time-sensitive Tetanus, Diphtheria (Td) or Tetanus, Diphtheria, acellular Pertussis vaccine (Tdap) which is not acceptable if administered 10 or more years ago.
    • Re-vaccination/booster: Revaccination will be necessary if professional documentation of up-to-date immunizations are not available. The State of Illinois requires documentation of the month, day and year that the vaccine was administered along with a signature of the health care provider that administered the vaccine.
  4. Where and how do I send my completed health/immunization records?
    Completed health/immunization records may be submitted to the Student Life office by fax (708.293.8761) or through your Student Portal
  5. Will insurance cover if I need to be revaccinated to meet Illinois Immunization requirements?
    Under the Affordable Care Act, health insurance plans are required to cover recommended preventive services without charging a deductible, copay or coinsurance when service is provided by an “in-network” provider. Adult immunizations such as MMR vaccines, Tetanus, Diphtheria, acellular Pertussis (Tdap), and meningococcal vaccines are included under recommended preventative services. For the most affordable immunization administration option, obtain a list of “in-network” providers from your health insurance plan and schedule an appointment. Retail clinics like Walgreens, CVS, and Target as well as your local public health department, may be another option for obtaining the immunization you need. If using this option, please note that receipts of purchase for vaccination do not fulfill the requirement. Documentation must show that vaccine was administered along with the healthcare provider’s signature.
  6. I have an immunization hold (IM hold) on my student account, what does this mean and what should I do?
    Students who have not submitted all required immunization records will receive an email to their Trinity account reminding them of the required actions steps needed to submit their immunization records.  Failure to provide the required documents withing the specified time frame will result in a IM hold and a $100 fee being applied to your account.  It is in your best interest to submit the required immunization records to the Student Life office on time and as promptly as possible to prevent delays in registration and to assist us to meet the state health requirements.
  7. Where are my records held and can I request a copy?
    Once you submit your records, they are kept on file in the Student Life Office.  Due to the high volume of records being submitted, it may take an extended amount of time for your records to be processed. Trinity Christian College does not provide confirmation of records received.We strongly encourage you to keep a copy of your submitted records.  However, if you are unable to locate your Immunization Form you may request a copy of your immunization records to be sent to your home from the Student Life Office by completing the Medical Release of Information form (and faxing it the Student Life Office at 708.293.8761.

Student Health Insurance for ALL Trinity Students (Traditional, Graduate, Adult)

All Trinity students are required to have health insurance. Please consult with your health insurance provider to be sure you have adequate coverage for your time at Trinity. Some plans only cover students in their home state. We advise that you secure a plan that covers your health care while you are physically at Trinity in the state of Illinois. Domestic students are not required to show proof of insurance, because individual coverage is required by law.

If you are looking for a plan, the college has partnered with IXS Health  to offer affordable health coverage:

Trinity does not receive payment of any kind nor are they affiliated with IXS Health.  This information is provided to assure the health and safety of our students.  No information about your healthcare or insurance coverage with IXS Health is shared with Trinity.

If you have questions about this insurance coverage, please consult the website or contact ixshealth by phone at 866.472.5385

Student Health Insurance for International Students

International students are required to show proof of insurance. International students studying at Trinity have the following options for obtaining health insurance:

  1. Sign up with First Agency, a plan that is set up by Trinity. If you choose this option, you must email your request to international@trnty.edu by August 15.
  2. Find a provider of your choice that has sufficient coverage for studying in the states. www.isoa.org is a provider that some of our international students have used in the past, but there are others available on the web. It is possible to find reasonably priced options.
  3. You may also check the website we offer to domestic studentsIXS Health and sign up for health insurance through that site.
  4. Use your own family’s plan. This will work if your family has a plan that can be used in the United States, and has a printed summary of benefits in English.

If you choose to find your own provider or use IXS Health, you must send the summary of benefits to international@trnty.edu for approval by August 15, to make sure that you have the coverage you need. Your plan will need to have, at a minimum: emergency medical evacuation coverage, return of mortal remains coverage, and emergency reunion coverage.

If you use your own family’s plan, you must send the summary of benefits to international@trnty.edu by August 15 in English for approval.

Please direct any other questions to international@trnty.edu or to Kristen McChesney, Director of International Student and Academic Services at Kristen.McChesney@trnty.edu

Student Health Insurance for Student-Athletes

Student-Athletes are required to show proof of insurance in athletics. The Athletics Department manages this communication directly with student-athletes. It is important that student-athletes respond in a timely manner to all requests for health information in order to participate fully in their season.

Emergency Services: For on campus emergency, call 911 and then contact Campus Safety and Security at 708.293.3722.

Trinity is in a prime location for medical care, with several medical providers within 10 minutes of campus.  Trinity does not specifically endorse any health providers.  The list below is provided for informational purposes and because of their proximity to campus.

  • We enjoy a partnership with Saint Xavier University in which students may utilize Saint Xavier’s health center. If insurance coverage is an issue, SXU offers a fee-for-service option.
  • Ingalls Care Center in Crestwood is just a couple of miles down College Drive.
  • Palos Community Hospital, a top hospital, is just 2.5 miles from campus.
  • CVS Minute Clinic: Inside their pharmacy at 6748 WEST 111TH STREET WORTH, IL 60482. This location is just 2.4 miles from campus and can handle routine concerns.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All facilities above allow you to utilize certain insurance carriers or pay a reasonable fee for service. Please consult with your own insurance carrier before you go.

Where and how can I register my vehicle?

Traditional Undergraduate: Registration can be accessed on your student portal through trollweb.trnty.edu or portal.trnty.edu. Please be sure to double check that you have registered your vehicle for the correct school year term once you log in. Students will pick their parking passes up from Student Life Office, located on the second floor of Jennie Huizenga Library.

Adult and Graduate students:  Can access the Vehicle registration form online  or can fill it out at Orientation. Parking passes will also be distributed at Orientation.


Student Portal Forms

Forms are located on your student portal under the “My Student Life” tab. These forms provide clarification for our expectations of you while receiving an education here at Trinity Christian College and provides us with critical information about you such as emergency contact information and the different consent forms that must be on file.

Each section, except for the “FERPA” tab, will turn green on completion.

The fall 2021 COVID-19 campus plan is currently being revised.  The resources below refer to the plan for the 2020 academic year and will be updated shortly.

Resources:

+ Prospective Students

The State of Illinois college Immunization Code (77 ILL.ADM.CODE 9=694) and Trinity Christian College require that specific health/immunization records be on file in Student Life PRIOR to the start of the semester.  Students enrolled in undergraduate or adult studies (with 9 or more credit hours) or graduate programs (with 6 or more credit hours) are required to complete the Immunization Records Form and the highly recommended COVID-19 Vaccination Record.  Full instructions for submission of Immunization Records can be found under the ADMITTED STUDENTS section.

Once you submit your records, they are kept on file in Student Life. Due to the high volume of records being submitted, it may take an extended amount of time for your records to be processed. Trinity Christian College does not provide confirmation of records received.

Certain students are exempt from this requirement:

Types of Exemptions

  • Age: If the student was born before January 1, 1957, an age exemption applies for measles (rubeola), mumps, and rubella (German Measles) only.
  • Medical: In place of immunization records, you may claim an exemption by submitting documentation completed by you AND a licensed medical provider on the Medical Immunization Exempt Form.
    • In case of pregnancy or suspected pregnancy: Your clinician should complete the form indicating that the student is pregnant or suspected pregnant and an approximate due date.
    • In case of medical contradictions: Your clinician should complete the form indicating the specific contradictory vaccine(s) and duration of the medical condition.
  • Religious: You may claim an exemption for religious reasons by completing the Religious Immunization Exempt Form.    A signed, and dated statement by the student (and parent/guardian if the student is a minor) describing her/his objection to immunization on the grounds that they conflict with the tenet and practices of a church or religious organization will suffice in place of immunization records.
  • Online Graduate Students:  Graduate Students who are enrolled in an online-only program are exempt from the immunization records submission requirement, and therefore do not need to submit immunization records. You only qualify for this exemption if ALL COURSEWORK is completed online.

Frequently Asked Questions about Immunization Records

  1. Where can I locate my immunization records?
    • Previous High School or College/University
    • Military records or World Health Organization
    • Family physician or childhood physician
    • Illinois comprehensive automated immunization registry exchange (I-CARE)
  2. What if I am unable to locate my immunization Records?
    If you are unable to obtain your immunization dates, you will need to be revaccinated OR have an immunity profile (blood test) done to confirm your immunity.  Contact your healthcare provider to request an immunity profile test or a revaccination “booster”.   More in-depth information is available under the ADMITTED STUDENTS section.
  3. Where and how do I send my completed health/immunization records?
    Submit completed health/immunization records for:

    • Adult Undergraduate and Graduate Students:
      Bring the completed, accurate immunization record with you to orientation.
    • Traditional Students:
      By uploading them on your Student Portal or fax them to us by the first day of class.

    Student Life Office
    Trinity Christian College
    Attn.: Mabia Shadel
    Fax: 708.293.8761
    Phone: 708.239.4704

  4. Who should I call if I need additional information?
    If you have any further questions, please contact the Student Life Office via email at Studentlife@trnty.edu or by phone at 708.239.4704.
  5. What do I do if I do not meet Illinois Immunization requirements?
    Under the Affordable Care Act, health insurance plans are required to cover recommended preventive services without charging a deductible, copay, or coinsurance when service is provided by an “in-network” provider. Adult immunizations such as MMR vaccines, Tetanus, Diphtheria, acellular Pertussis (Tdap), and meningococcal vaccines are included under recommended preventative services. For the most affordable immunization administration option, obtain a list of “in-network” providers from your health insurance plan and schedule an appointment. Retail clinics like Walgreens, CVS, and Target as well as your local public health department, may be another option for obtaining the immunization you need. If using this option, please note that receipts of purchase for vaccination do not fulfill the requirement. Documentation must show that vaccine was administered along with the healthcare provider’s signature.
  6. What happens if I do not submit my Immunization Records prior to the first day of classes? Students who have not submitted all required immunization records will receive an email to their Trinity account reminding them of the required actions steps needed to submit their immunization records.  Failure to provide the required documents within the specified time frame will result in an Immunization hold (IM hold) and a $100 fee being applied to your account.  It is in your best interest to submit the required immunization records to the Student Life office on time and as promptly as possible to prevent delays in registration and to assist us to meet the state health requirements.
  1. Do I need a physical to go to Trinity?

No physical exam is required for general admission to Trinity Christian College, however, all students planning to participate in intercollegiate athletics at Trinity must have a yearly physical on file with our Athletics Department prior to athletic participation.

  1. Do I need to show proof of health insurance?

No, we do not require students to provide proof unless they are a student-athlete or international student.

  1. Are there health resources available if I am not feeling well?

Emergency Services: For on campus emergency, call 911 and then contact Campus Safety and Security at 708.293.3722.

Trinity is in a prime location for medical care, with several medical providers within 10 minutes of campus.  Trinity does not specifically endorse any health providers.  The list below is provided for informational purposes and because of their proximity to campus.

  • We enjoy a partnership with Health Center (sxu.edu) in which students may utilize Saint Xavier’s health center. If insurance coverage is an issue, SXU offers a fee-for-service option.
  • Ingalls Care Center in Crestwood is just a couple of miles down College Drive.
  • Palos Community Hospital, a top hospital, is just 2.5 miles from campus.
  • CVS Minute Clinic: Inside their pharmacy at 6748 WEST 111TH STREET WORTH, IL 60482. This location is just 2.4 miles from campus and can handle routine concerns.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All facilities above allow you to utilize certain insurance carriers or pay a reasonable fee for service. Please consult with your own insurance carrier before you go.

+ Admitted Students

All students are required by the State of Illinois to present evidence of up-to-date immunizations.  Students enrolled in undergraduate or  adult studies (with 9 or more credit hours) or graduate programs (with 6 or more credit hours) are required to complete and submit the Immunization Records Form and the highly recommended COVID-19 Vaccination Record.

Immunization Records Submission Instructions

  • A licensed clinician will need to complete a portion of the immunization form. Please allow yourself adequate time to complete this process.
  • Adult Undergraduate and Graduate Students can bring the completed immunization form with you to orientation.
  • Traditional Students can submit your completed immunization form by uploading them on your Student Portal or fax them to us prior to the first day of classes.

Student Life Office
Trinity Christian College
Attn.: Mabia Shadel
Fax: 708.293.8761

  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION: All students will have a hold placed on their account until the Immunization Form or proof of up-to-date immunizations are provided and in compliance with the state’s standards. Students who fail to provide this information by the due date will have a $100.00 non-compliance fee added to their tuition account.
  • The State of Illinois allows students to request an exemption for medical or religious reasons. If this applies to you, complete your request for a Medical immunization exemption or Religious immunization exemption and upload the form in the student portal.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact the Student Life Office via email at Studentlife@trnty.edu or by phone at 708.239.4704.

Types of Exemptions

  • Age: If the student was born before January 1, 1957, an age exemption applies for measles (rubeola), mumps and rubella (German Measles) only.
  • Medical: In place of immunization records, you may claim an exemption by submitting documentation completed by you AND a licensed medical provider on the Medical Immunization Exempt Form.
    • In case of pregnancy or suspected pregnancy: Your clinician should complete the form indicating that the student is pregnant or suspected pregnant and an approximate due date.
    • In case of medical contradictions: Your clinician should complete the form indicating the specific contradictory vaccine(s) and duration of the medical condition.
  • Religious: You may claim an exemption for religious reasons by completing the Religious Immunization Exempt Form.  A signed, and dated statement by the student (and parent/guardian if the student is a minor) describing her/his objection to immunization on the grounds that they conflict with the tenet and practices of a church or religious organization will suffice in place of immunization records.
  • Online Graduate Students: Graduate Students who are enrolled in an online-only program are exempt from the immunization records submission requirement, and therefore do not need to submit immunization records. You only qualify for this exemption if ALL COURSEWORK is completed online.

Frequently Asked Questions about Immunization Records

  1. Why must students provide this information?
    We must report to the state that all students are in compliance with its requirements. In the unlikely event of an outbreak on campus, the Health Department uses our records to determine who is/is not permitted on campus.
  2. Where can I locate my immunization records?
    • Previous High School or College/University
    • Military records or World Health Organization
    • Family physician or childhood physician
    • Illinois comprehensive automated immunization registry exchange (I-CARE)
  3. What if I am unable to locate my immunization Records?
    If you are unable to obtain your immunization dates you will have an immunity profile (blood test) done to confirm your immunity AND/OR you will need to be revaccinated.  Contact your healthcare provider to request an immunity profile test and/or a revaccination “booster”.

    • Measles, Mumps and Rubella
      Contact your healthcare provider to request an antibody titer (blood test) for measles, mumps, and rubella. This test will confirm whether you have immunity to these viral diseases. Please note that all antibody titer results reported in the “equivocal” are not acceptable as proof of immunity and will require further written clarification by your healthcare provider.  A copy of the lab report confirming immunity and all clarifications must be submitted to Student Life by fax or through the student portal.
    • Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis
      If you have been in the Illinois school system since 1989 it is likely that you have already had most if not all required immunizations. The only exception is the time-sensitive Tetanus, Diphtheria (Td) or Tetanus, Diphtheria, acellular Pertussis vaccine (Tdap) which is not acceptable if administered 10 or more years ago.
    • Re-vaccination/booster: Revaccination will be necessary if professional documentation of up-to-date immunizations are not available. The State of Illinois requires documentation of the month, day and year that the vaccine was administered along with a signature of the health care provider that administered the vaccine.
  4. Where and how do I send my completed health/immunization records?
    Completed health/immunization records may be submitted to the Student Life office by fax (708.293.8761) or through your Student Portal
  5. Will insurance cover if I need to be revaccinated to meet Illinois Immunization requirements?
    Under the Affordable Care Act, health insurance plans are required to cover recommended preventive services without charging a deductible, copay or coinsurance when service is provided by an “in-network” provider. Adult immunizations such as MMR vaccines, Tetanus, Diphtheria, acellular Pertussis (Tdap), and meningococcal vaccines are included under recommended preventative services. For the most affordable immunization administration option, obtain a list of “in-network” providers from your health insurance plan and schedule an appointment. Retail clinics like Walgreens, CVS, and Target as well as your local public health department, may be another option for obtaining the immunization you need. If using this option, please note that receipts of purchase for vaccination do not fulfill the requirement. Documentation must show that vaccine was administered along with the healthcare provider’s signature.
  6. I have an immunization hold (IM hold) on my student account, what does this mean and what should I do?
    Students who have not submitted all required immunization records will receive an email to their Trinity account reminding them of the required actions steps needed to submit their immunization records.  Failure to provide the required documents withing the specified time frame will result in a IM hold and a $100 fee being applied to your account.  It is in your best interest to submit the required immunization records to the Student Life office on time and as promptly as possible to prevent delays in registration and to assist us to meet the state health requirements.
  7. Where are my records held and can I request a copy?
    Once you submit your records, they are kept on file in the Student Life Office.  Due to the high volume of records being submitted, it may take an extended amount of time for your records to be processed. Trinity Christian College does not provide confirmation of records received.We strongly encourage you to keep a copy of your submitted records.  However, if you are unable to locate your Immunization Form you may request a copy of your immunization records to be sent to your home from the Student Life Office by completing the Medical Release of Information form (and faxing it the Student Life Office at 708.293.8761.

Student Health Insurance for ALL Trinity Students (Traditional, Graduate, Adult)

All Trinity students are required to have health insurance. Please consult with your health insurance provider to be sure you have adequate coverage for your time at Trinity. Some plans only cover students in their home state. We advise that you secure a plan that covers your health care while you are physically at Trinity in the state of Illinois. Domestic students are not required to show proof of insurance, because individual coverage is required by law.

If you are looking for a plan, the college has partnered with IXS Health  to offer affordable health coverage:

Trinity does not receive payment of any kind nor are they affiliated with IXS Health.  This information is provided to assure the health and safety of our students.  No information about your healthcare or insurance coverage with IXS Health is shared with Trinity.

If you have questions about this insurance coverage, please consult the website or contact ixshealth by phone at 866.472.5385

Student Health Insurance for International Students

International students are required to show proof of insurance. International students studying at Trinity have the following options for obtaining health insurance:

  1. Sign up with First Agency, a plan that is set up by Trinity. If you choose this option, you must email your request to international@trnty.edu by August 15.
  2. Find a provider of your choice that has sufficient coverage for studying in the states. www.isoa.org is a provider that some of our international students have used in the past, but there are others available on the web. It is possible to find reasonably priced options.
  3. You may also check the website we offer to domestic studentsIXS Health and sign up for health insurance through that site.
  4. Use your own family’s plan. This will work if your family has a plan that can be used in the United States, and has a printed summary of benefits in English.

If you choose to find your own provider or use IXS Health, you must send the summary of benefits to international@trnty.edu for approval by August 15, to make sure that you have the coverage you need. Your plan will need to have, at a minimum: emergency medical evacuation coverage, return of mortal remains coverage, and emergency reunion coverage.

If you use your own family’s plan, you must send the summary of benefits to international@trnty.edu by August 15 in English for approval.

Please direct any other questions to international@trnty.edu or to Kristen McChesney, Director of International Student and Academic Services at Kristen.McChesney@trnty.edu

Student Health Insurance for Student-Athletes

Student-Athletes are required to show proof of insurance in athletics. The Athletics Department manages this communication directly with student-athletes. It is important that student-athletes respond in a timely manner to all requests for health information in order to participate fully in their season.

Emergency Services: For on campus emergency, call 911 and then contact Campus Safety and Security at 708.293.3722.

Trinity is in a prime location for medical care, with several medical providers within 10 minutes of campus.  Trinity does not specifically endorse any health providers.  The list below is provided for informational purposes and because of their proximity to campus.

  • We enjoy a partnership with Saint Xavier University in which students may utilize Saint Xavier’s health center. If insurance coverage is an issue, SXU offers a fee-for-service option.
  • Ingalls Care Center in Crestwood is just a couple of miles down College Drive.
  • Palos Community Hospital, a top hospital, is just 2.5 miles from campus.
  • CVS Minute Clinic: Inside their pharmacy at 6748 WEST 111TH STREET WORTH, IL 60482. This location is just 2.4 miles from campus and can handle routine concerns.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All facilities above allow you to utilize certain insurance carriers or pay a reasonable fee for service. Please consult with your own insurance carrier before you go.

Where and how can I register my vehicle?

Traditional Undergraduate: Registration can be accessed on your student portal through trollweb.trnty.edu or portal.trnty.edu. Please be sure to double check that you have registered your vehicle for the correct school year term once you log in. Students will pick their parking passes up from Student Life Office, located on the second floor of Jennie Huizenga Library.

Adult and Graduate students:  Can access the Vehicle registration form online  or can fill it out at Orientation. Parking passes will also be distributed at Orientation.


Student Portal Forms

Forms are located on your student portal under the “My Student Life” tab. These forms provide clarification for our expectations of you while receiving an education here at Trinity Christian College and provides us with critical information about you such as emergency contact information and the different consent forms that must be on file.

Each section, except for the “FERPA” tab, will turn green on completion.

+ COVID-19

The fall 2021 COVID-19 campus plan is currently being revised.  The resources below refer to the plan for the 2020 academic year and will be updated shortly.

Resources: