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Trinity University Application Deadlines & Essential Info

The University provides two applications for prospective students to use. We encourage students to use the application that is easiest for them to complete by their desired application deadline. We do not prefer one application over another, and all applicants, regardless of the application they use, will be considered for Trinity's full range of academic merit scholarships.

Application Deadlines

First Year Application Deadlines:

Decision Deadline Application Due Notification from Trinity Deposit Due
Early Decision I November 1 December 1 February 1
Early Action I November 1 December 15 May 1
Early Decision II January 1 February 1 March 1 
Early Action II January 1 February 15 May 1
Regular Decision February 1 April 1 May 1

Which application deadline is right for me?

November 1 early decision and early action 1 application due, january 1, early decision and early action 2 application due, february 1 regular decision application due

Why wait? Apply early, know early.

Our Early Decision/Early Action application deadlines allow you to find out your admissions decision and financial aid award earlier in the process, so you can wrap up your college search early and enjoy your senior year.

Early Decision

If you know that you want to be a Trinity Tiger, Early Decision can be a great option for you. Early Decision is designed for students who know Trinity is their first choice and commit to enroll if admitted. This program is a binding agreement. Students are ethically bound to apply Early Decision to only one school and will be expected to attend if offered admission. Please give careful thought to your decision, and consult with your parents and guidance counselor.

Applications for Early Decision I must be submitted by November 1 of the senior year for admission for the fall semester. Applications for Early Decision II must be submitted by January 1 of the senior year for admission in the fall.

Early Action

If you want to get a jump start on your college search process but are not ready to commit to a university, Early Action might be a better option for you. Early Action is for students who wish to receive early notification of their admissions status but do not want a binding agreement to attend Trinity. Early Action I applications must be submitted by November 1, and students are notified of admission decisions by December 15. Early Action II applications must be submitted by January 1, and students are notified of admission decisions by February 15. Students admitted under Early Action have until May 1 to submit their $500 deposit or decline their offer of admission.

Regular Decision

Regular Decision applications must be submitted by February 1, and students will be notified by April 1 of their status. These students must submit their $500 deposit or decline their offer of admission by May 1. The $500 deposit is used to reserve your spot in the class and in the residence hall. Note that May 1 is a common reply date nationwide; every school must give you at least until then to make up your mind (unless you apply through an Early Decision program).

Transfer Application Deadlines:

Entry Term Application Due Notification From Trinity Deposit Due
Spring October 15 December 1 December 15
Fall April 1 May 1 June 15

Graduate Students:

Graduate students are encouraged to use the Graduate Application, which can be submitted electronically.

The Applications

Trinity University provides three avenues for prospective students to apply for admission. We encourage students to use the application that is easiest for them to complete, and applicants are only required to submit one application for admission.

The Common Application

First-year and transfer applicants can submit the Common Application online at www.commonapp.org by their preferred application deadline. The application can be submitted online free of charge.

ApplyTexas Application

First-year applicants can submit the ApplyTexas application online at www.applytexas.org by their preferred application deadline. The application can be submitted online free of charge. 

The Coalition Application

First-year applicants can submit the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success Application online at www.mycoalition.org/public/info/trinity by their preferred application deadline. The application can be submitted online free of charge.

Supplemental Items

The Office of Admissions requires applicants to submit a personal statement or essay in addition to several required forms and documents. Students may submit these forms through Naviance (if available through their high school), the online portal through the Common Application (if the student applied to Trinity University via this application), or by submitting the Trinity University Teacher Evaluation or the Trinity University Secondary School Report directly to the Office of Admissions. 

Financial Aid Applications

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