Welcome to the Center for Student Success!

We have the support and services you need to be academically successful and to Discover Your Strength!

Explore your options below, call 202-884-9200 or email centerforstudentsuccess@trinitydc.edu for help anytime!

Meet the Staff: Student Success Advisors and Financial Success Specialists

Professional Advisors support you in staying on track with your Academic Plan, even if you’ve had a hard semester. Your advisor will help you select the best major for you and support you to complete your program successfully. Professional Advisors can also help you understand academic policies and requirements and help you access and complete special forms.

Financial Success Specialists support you in making your Trinity education affordable!  Financial Specialists will work with you to identify different types of scholarships, loans, and work study awards that will help meet your needs. You can set up a payment plan with Trinity and use a variety of payment methods.  Financial Specialists can assist you with completing FAFSA, understanding your account statement and financial aid award.

Get help developing the study skills and knowledge you need to be successful in college with a range of services, including one-on-one consultations, group help sessions, and workshops on topics such as time management and note taking strategies.

Free peer-tutoring is available to all Trinity students to support their success in a variety of courses including math, science, nursing, and language. Tutoring is offered in both one-on-one and small group formats.

The library has a wealth of resources and expertise to support all members of the campus community in their academic pursuits. A team of professional librarians maintain valuable library resources – including online, print, and multimedia learning resources, lead workshops and events for students of all levels, and are available to meet with students one-on-one for research support.

The Writing Center offers one-on-one writing tutor support to support Trinity students at any stage of the writing process. Make an appointment to meet with a Writing Tutor who will share tips, techniques and resources that you can use to become a better and more confident writer.

Career Services can help students narrow down their major choice, as well as connect them with relevant internships.  They help to prepare students transition from college to a successful career by maintaining active job postings and supporting students in preparing application materials. Make an appointment to meet one-on-one with a career counselor or check the website for workshops on career related topics and events/job fairs.

The Office of Disability Support Services (DSS) supports Trinity students with disabilities by making sure that they have equal access to the programs and services they need to be successful! If you are a student with a cognitive, psychological or physical disability we encourage you to visit DSS to get more information and make an appointment.

Student Affairs also supports the success of students by providing services and resources aimed to engage you and to assist you in removing barriers to your success! Student Affairs provides services, programs, support and resources to all Trinity Washington University students, in all academic units.  Student Affairs departments include the Center for Student Success, Athletics, Campus Housing, Campus Ministry, Health and Wellness, Public Safety, Student Activities, and the Dean of Students Office.

The Testing Center can help you with accuplacer placement testing, language assessments, special accommodation testing (e.g. extra time), and make-up exams in consultation with faculty. Visit the website to learn more and to schedule an appointment.

Enrollment Services is your “one stop shop” for help with financial aid and helping you to make a plan to pay for school as we all as support in registering for classes, transcript requests/enrollment verification, and applying for graduation.

The mentoring program is an equity-minded community of support with a first-generation perspective that creates meaningful connections among undergraduates, faculty, and staff.

Common Questions, Issues & Concerns

I need help accessing or using technology!

Trinity uses a single login system meaning your user name and password is the same for your…

What is an academic session (term 1/day/weekly)?

Fall semester run from mid-August through mid-December and incorporates…

What is Starfish?

Starfish is a place that you can connect with all the people on campus who are in your support network…

I’m having a hard time paying my bills and/or buying books and other things I need for school, can Trinity help?

Trinity has an Emergency Student Assistance Fund which can provide assistance…

I’m not doing well in a class, what can I do?

The first thing you should always do if you are struggling is to…

How do I know who my advisor is and how can I reach them?

Every student is assigned to a primary advisor, usually this is…

How can I pay for my degree?

Once you have completed your FAFSA, Trinity determines what federal grants and loans you are eligible for. This is based on the…

How do I register for classes? Which ones should I take?

Both new and returning students should make an appointment to…

Meet the Staff!

Dr. Reginald Stroble, Director

Dr. Stroble graduated from Virginia State University with his Bachelor of Science in Psychology. He then attend Virginia Tech to receive his Master’s Degree in Education Administration. In 2020 he completed his Doctorate Degree at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Stroble is supported by a team of Student Success Advisors and Financial Aid specialists who make up the Center for Student Success! This team is committed to supporting the educational journey of all students at Trinity by serving as a one-stop-shop for their needs.  Our goal is to reduce bureaucracy and increase the effectiveness of every student encounter so that students can find their strength, persist, graduate, and succeed!

Nicole Rouse, Assistant Director – Finances

Ms. Rouse graduated from Millersville University in 2015 with her B.A. in Social Work. After graduation, Nicole worked as a financial aid counselor at Alvernia University, before moving to Trinity Washington University as a Financial Aid Specialist, where she is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Administration. Nicole is Currently the Assistant Director of the Student Success Center where she oversees a staff of financial aid advisors and implements financial aid programming for students. Nicole has a passion for serving others, helping students realize their potential, and educating students on financial literacy. Nicole’s favorite quote is “every day the sun won’t shine, but that’s why I love tomorrow” -GloRilla

Vacant, Assistant Director – Advising