Admissions and Registration Requirements

Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies or Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education

The following tasks must be completed prior to the start of the program.

1.  Attend Information Session

Please come to an Information Session at THEARC to learn about Trinity’s associate degree program.

You may register for an upcoming Information Session.

2. Apply for Admission

Complete the online Admissions application form. It’s easy and there’s no fee!

3. Submit Previous Education Verification

You must submit one of the following:

  • An official high school transcript, or
  • An official GED Transcript, or
  • Official academic transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended

Please note: If you have attended another institution, you must submit an official college transcript.  Please contact your previous institution and have the official transcript sent to the following address  as soon as possible.

4. Acceptance, Username, and Password

Once you have been accepted into the program, you will receive a letter and welcome packet.  The welcome packet will include a checklist of next steps.

5. Register for Classes

After you have completed the Placement Exam, you may select your courses for the upcoming semester.

The program director/advisor will assist you with course selection.  Please email or call to set an appointment with Cristina V. Lynch, 202-884-9622,

6. Make Payment Arrangements

The tuition for the AA degree is $195 per credit hour. Most courses are 3 credit hours, or $585. Please also estimate about $150-175 per course for the cost of books.  Many classes at Trinity utilize online textbooks at no cost to the student.

You have several options to finance your education: grants/student loans, a payment plan, or employer tuition reimbursement.  Please contact Enrollment Services/Financial Aid at (202) 884-9530 for more information. If you need assistance completing the FAFSA, you may complete it at the Main Campus during specific times.

If you have questions about financing your education, please contact the Office of Financial Services at 202-884-9530 or email the office at

7.  Attend New Student Orientation (Undergraduate)

New Student Orientation (Undergraduate) will be held on Trinity’s Main Campus – 125 Michigan Avenue, NE. Washington, DC.  Prior to the event, you will receive communication from the university with specifics such as date, time, and location.  Be sure to check your Trinity e-mail for up to the minute information.