Application for Admission

Applying to Trinity is free, and Trinity reviews each application as soon as it is complete: you’ll get our decision right away.

Priority is given to applications received before February 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester.

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  • Use your real name to start an application – no nicknames please!  
  • Your work is saved each time you click “next” – you can always come back later to finish up. You’ll get an email with more info.
  • We’ll ask you to select an academic program – explore your options here.
  • GATHER THIS INFO FIRST: You’ll need your social security number or visa info and the name and email address of a teacher, counselor or employer who will write you a letter of recommendation (some programs request two letters of recommendation).
  • Are you applying for readmission? Please contact the Office of Admissions at or 202-884-9400 if you have questions about the readmission process.

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Additional Guidelines for Schools and Programs

College of Arts and Sciences

SAT and ACT Scores: Trinity does not require SAT or ACT scores. You are welcome to submit your scores if you would like Trinity to consider them as part of your application. Trinity’s SAT code is 5796; Trinity’s ACT code is 0696.

Official high school transcripts: Request your high school to send your official transcripts directly to:  Trinity Office of Admissions, 125 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20017

Conway Nursing Scholarship Program: The Joanne and William Conway Scholarship program is for high-achieving, low-income students who intend to enter the nursing profession and awards students $10,000 per year for up to five years of enrollment. Interested students complete both the Trinity admissions application and the application for the Joanne and William Conway Scholarship.

School of Education

Center for Inspired Teaching Applicants:  Learn more about the application process.

Counseling Program:  All applicants are required to submit an additional statement of 100-200 words with the following prompt: Explain your experience working with individuals with diverse backgrounds, talents and needs.

Educational Administration Program: All applicants are required to provide official documentation of at least two years of K-12 classroom teaching experience.

Master of Arts in Teaching Program: MAT applicants must submit an official passing Praxis I, Praxis core or GRE scores. Learn more here. MAT in Secondary Education applicants must also submit official passing Praxis II scores in the subject area in which the candidate plans to teach.

School of Nursing and Health Professions

Certain degree programs require the completion of specific prerequisite coursework, observation hours and/or specific exams that require pre-planning by applicants: Learn more. All requirements and application materials must be completed for consideration. Certain degree programs offer admission only during specific times of the year.

BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) – Application Deadlines:
Spring semester: October 1
Fall semester: February 1

RN-to-BSN (Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing) – Application Priority Deadlines:
Spring semester: October 1
Fall semester: February 1

MPH (Master of Public Health) – Application Priority Deadlines:
Currently accepting applications for the Fall 2019 semester
Spring semester: October 1

MSN (Master of Science in Nursing)
and RN-to-MSN (Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing – Application Priority Deadlines:

Spring semester: October 1
Fall semester: February 1

OTA (Occupational Therapy Assistant) – Application Priority Deadline:
Fall semester: March 31

MOT (Master of Occupational Therapy) – Application Priority Deadline:
Fall semester: March 1

Additional Applicant Instructions

Transfer Applicants: Please submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended. If you have earned fewer than 24 credit hours, also submit your official high school transcripts.

International Applicants: In addition to completing the online application, please visit the International Applicant Admissions page  for more details on how to apply if you are not currently a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Non-Degree Applicants: Individuals may complete up to 6 credits of coursework without seeking a Trinity degree. If you are interested in applying as a non-degree student, please contact the Office of Admissions at or 202-884-9400 to request a non-degree application.

Readmission: Former Trinity students must request readmission to Trinity if the student was dismissed or if more than two years have elapsed since the undergraduate student successfully completed a semester at Trinity (for graduate students: If more than one year has elapsed since the student successfully completed a semester at Trinity). To apply for readmission, please contact the Office of Admissions at or 202-884-9400 to request a readmission application.

U.S. citizens who have studied at foreign institutions: Applicants who are U.S. citizens who have obtained high school or college/university credit from an institution outside of the United States must submit official transcripts for a course-by-course evaluation by an agency accredited by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.