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Counselor Information

Together, we can help your students take the next step towards becoming a Tiger. The Trinity Office of Admissions is incredibly thankful for the work you do as educational professionals in guiding students through the college search process.

Preparing Applications

Trinity provides 3 applications for prospective students to use. We do not prefer one application over another, and all applications make students eligible for academic merit scholarships.

First Year Application Deadlines

Required Application Materials:

In addition to the application, students must submit the following documents:

  • Personal Essay (if it is not included in the application)
  • Official High School Transcript
  • Counselor Recommendation or Secondary School Report (PDF)
  • Teacher Recommendation or Teacher Evaluation Form (PDF)
  • Standardized Test Scores
    • Trinity accepts self-reported scores. If a student chooses to enroll, we will require that test scores be submitted officially from the testing service.
    • Trinity superscores both the SAT and ACT. Students are encouraged to report all available test scores for admission and scholarship consideration.
  • International applicants have additional requirements.
  • Early Decision Agreement (PDF) (if applicable)

Admissions Selection Criteria

Trinity admissions officers complete a holistic review of all applications. As a highly selective institution, we strive to develop a complete picture of all applicants and what they may bring to the Trinity campus. While an applicant's academic performance is the factor considered most heavily in the admissions process, we also take into account standardized test scores, essay, recommendations, and extracurricular activities.

When reviewing an application, we consider 5 main areas:

Additionally, Trinity considers student engagement (more commonly referred to as demonstrated interest) in the application process. Students can engage with the university in a number of ways, and we encourage students to connect with us throughout the application process.

Connect and Visit

Several ways for your students to stay engaged

Campus Visits and Programs

We are always happy to host high school and independent counselors on campus. Please complete the counselor visit reservation form at least two weeks in advance so we can best plan for your visit to campus.

We do offer group visit opportunities, though there are restrictions based on facility capacity and tour guide availability. Please refer to our Group Visit Policies and Procedures for more information. 

Admissions Decisions

Admissions decisions will be released to students via their student application portal no later than the posted notification date. If a student is offered admission, their letter will also include any academic merit scholarship for which they are eligible. 

Scholarships and Financial Aid

All domestic, first-year full-time students admitted to Trinity who apply by our Regular Decision deadline are automatically considered for merit scholarships. Awards are based on high school transcript information and testing received by the Office of Admissions at the time of a student’s application. 

Important Merit Scholarship Information:

  • GPAs for scholarship consideration are recalculated on an unweighted 4.0 scale using the student’s core academic courses (English, math, science, social science, and foreign language) completed in high school.
  • Trinity University does not have a preference for ACT or SAT. Trinity superscores, using the highest test scores submitted for admission and scholarship consideration. 

In addition to academic merit scholarships, Trinity has a variety of other resources available to assist students and their families in addressing educational costs. All financial aid applications are available October 1. To be considered for these additional grants, low-interest loans and campus employment opportunities, please submit the following forms by your corresponding application deadline: