Trinity University welcomes applications from transfer students who demonstrate a commitment to academic achievement seeking to join the Trinity University community. If you have achieved or are on track to achieve at least 12 hours of full-time college coursework outside of your high school completion, you would be considered a Transfer Student. We are a fairly traditional residential campus community and our transfer students are welcomed into the fold through academics as well as co-curricular organization and athletic involvement.
Transfer candidates can use the Common Application and should make sure to check the transfer version of the form. All other necessary documents for admission are available electronically at CommonApp.org, including recommendation forms.
Documents being mailed can be sent to:
Office of Admissions
One Trinity Place
San Antonio, Texas 78212
1. Transfer Common Application
2. Personal essay (included with Common Application)
3. Registrar Report (submit a completed Common Application College Report or a completed Transfer Student Registrar Report to Trinity)
4. College Instructor Academic Evaluation (submit the Academic Evaluation via the Common Application or submit a completed Transfer Student Academic Evaluation form)
5. Official High School Transcript or GED Certificate
6. SAT or ACT Results
7. Official College/University Transcript(s)
8. Course Descriptions
Transfer applicants are considered for academic scholarships based on their academic performance and standardized test scores. Students interested in applying for additional opportunities should submit the CSS Profile application as well as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. Please know that need based financial aid is not available for foreign transfer students, so Trinity does not accept transfer applications from foreign students who require financial aid.
All transfer applicants are considered for general academic scholarships based on a student's academic performance and standardized test scores. Students will be notified of any merit awards in their acceptance letter. Students who are seeking a second bachelor’s degree are not eligible for merit scholarship.
Admitted transfer students who are active members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society are considered for a special Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship Proof of Phi Theta Kappa membership is required at the time of application.
Additional financial aid opportunities include grants, loans, and work-study for eligible students. Students must submit the CSS Profile and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to Trinity University as quickly as possible to be considered for these types of aid. The student will be notified if additional forms are required. Please know that need based financial aid is not available for foreign transfer students, so Trinity does not accept transfer applications from foreign students who require financial aid.
As a residential, undergraduate focused institution, Trinity provides state-of-the-art residential life facilities to our students. Due to our three-year residency requirement, students are required to live on campus in our suite-style, semi-private residence halls through their junior year (six fall and spring semesters).
While Trinity requires students to live on campus, waivers for our on-campus residency policy may be granted to non-seniors who are married, have children (Trinity does not provide family housing) or are beyond traditional college age (over 22 years of age). For more information, please contact the Office of Residential Life at 210-999-7219.
Applications to Trinity University are given a holistic review. Admissions officers will review the applicant's academic record, including high school and college work, as well as their extra-curricular involvement to advise admission decisions. Students are encouraged to address why they are interested in transferring to Trinity University in their application for admission.
Applicants must have completed/be on track to complete at least 12 credit hours of full-time college course work since graduating from high school in order to be considered as a transfer applicant.
No. There is not a number limit on how many credit hours a student can transfer into the University. There are, however, certain requirements candidates must complete while attending Trinity University in order to graduate. Students must:
Transfer evaluations are completed after a student has been admitted to the University. The Office of the Registrar will use your course descriptions and academic transcripts to determine which courses will transfer for credit at Trinity University.
Yes. Admitted students are automatically considered for general merit scholarships based on their academic performance and standardized test scores. Active members of Phi Theta Kappa may be eligible for a separate Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship We require proof of membership in Phi Theta Kappa to be submitted with the student's application for admission.
*Please note that it is not possible for an undergraduate student to obtain a degree from Trinity by only attending evening classes.
We are a fairly traditional residential campus community; most of our students are 18-22 years old and almost all of our classes are taught on campus Monday through Friday, 8 am to 3 pm. We do not offer night, weekend or online coursework.
Please contact Hillary Everts or Elena Wilson at 1-800-TRINITY or admissions [at] trinity.edu