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Trinity University Application Deadlines & Essential Info

The University provides three 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 November 1 December 15 May 1
Early Decision II January 15 February 1 March 1 
Regular Decision January 15 March 15 May 1

Which application deadline is right for me?

Early Decision


Apply Early, Know Early

Apply by November 1 to receive admission and merit scholarship notifications by December 1. Admitted students make a commitment to enroll and to withdraw applications to other colleges at that time, provided they receive a financial aid award that makes it possible to attend Trinity.

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Early Action and Regular Decision


Commitment Issues? No Problem.

Early Action candidates apply by November 1 to receive admission and merit scholarship notifications by December 15. Regular Decision candidates apply by January 15 to receive admission and merit scholarship notification by March 15.

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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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