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Application Instructions

  1. Apply online
    We use a rolling admissions process for all of our master’s level applicants. However, we have established the following deadlines to allow the necessary time for review prior to the start of the semester.

    DEADLINES
    Fall July 15
    Spring November 15
    Summer April 1

    Please note that because these deadlines fall shortly before the beginning of the semester, we strongly encourage you to apply six to twelve months in advance of your expected enrollment date.

  2. Application Fee
    Submit a forty-dollar ($40) application fee with the application. Click here to pay online or make checks payable to Trinity International University.
  3. Personal Statements
    Be sure to enclose your typed personal statements, following the instructions on the application. Please put your name on the top right corner of each page. Students completing the online application will submit personal statements on that form.
  4. Official Transcripts
    Transcripts indicating graduation with a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university. Official transcripts must be submitted from each undergraduate school, seminary or graduate school attended since high school. To be considered official, transcripts should be sent directly to our Admissions Office in sealed envelopes from each school. Note: For university course work done outside the U.S., students need to submit transcripts through a foreign credit evaluation service. The Admissions Office must receive a “course-by-course evaluation” or a “detail report.” There are several such services that are acceptable, including:

  5. Recommendation Forms
    Please complete the Electronic Preliminary Recommendation Form above for each of your recommenders.

    1.  Provide your name and contact information, and your anticipated program of study.
    2.  Indicate which category the recommender fulfills, and list the recommender’s name and contact information.
    3.  After submitting the form, hit the Back button on your browser and refresh the page.
    4.  Complete the form again each time for additional recommenders (see below for details).

    The persons who complete them should send all recommendations directly to the Admissions Office. Please have recommendations submitted from the following three people:

    1.  Pastor or church official
    2.  A faculty member or administrator familiar with your recent academic work (undergraduate or graduate)*
    3.  An employer, professional acquaintance, or lay leader in your church

    *If you cannot locate one of your professors to submit a recommendation, please ask a leader in your church or para-church group to complete one instead.

  6. Graduate Test Information
    Test scores must be less than five years old (except TOEFL scores, which must be less than two years old) and must be submitted directly to the Admissions Office from the testing service. Applicants with completed advanced degrees at the master’s level or higher may request a waiver from the standardized testing requirement. Valid MCAT scores may be submitted in lieu of GRE/MAT results. The GRE or MAT is not required for those who have special or visiting student status. (Special conditions apply to applicants whose first language is not English; see section on TOEFL below.) MAT information:

    The Psychological Corporation
    555 Academic Court
    San Antonio, TX 78204
    800.622.3231
    210.921.8802
    210.921.8861 (Fax)Graduate Record Examination information:

    GRE-ETS
    PO Box 6000
    Princeton, NJ 08541-6000
    609.771.7670
    609.771.7906 (Fax)
    Email: [email protected]
    Web: www.gre.orgOur GRE institutional code is R1797.TOEFL information:TOEFL Services Educational Testing Service
    Box 6151
    Princeton, NJ 08541-6151
    609.771.7100
    609.771.7500 (Fax)
    Email: [email protected]
    Web: www.toefl.orgOur TOEFL institutional code is 1797.
    Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Information
    If English is not your primary language you will need to take a test for your English language skills. The results must be submitted to the Admissions Office at Trinity in order for your application to be processed. TOEFL test scores must be less than two years old and must be submitted directly to the Admissions Office from the testing service.The following chart lists the required minimum score for each program of study.

    CERTIFICATE DMIN MA MDIV PHD SPECIAL STUDENT THM VISITING STUDENT
    iBT 92 92 92 92 100 92 92 92
    PBT 550 580 580 580 600 550 580 550

    Applicants with completed advanced degrees at the master’s level or higher may request a waiver from the standardized testing requirement.

    Waivers are not normally granted from this requirement. However, if a waiver is authorized, applicants then become subject to the same standardized testing requirements as their native English-speaking counterparts, and are required to submit qualifying scores from either the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT). Applicants should weigh this prospect carefully before requesting a waiver and allow sufficient time to take the TOEFL if necessary.

  7. Tuition Deposits
    If you are admitted to Trinity Graduate School or Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, you must submit a tuition deposit of $100.00 payable to “Trinity International University” to the Graduate School Admissions Office as a confirmation of your acceptance of our offer of admission. This deposit is refundable if the Admissions Office receives written notice of cancellation at least thirty days prior to your anticipated date of enrollment.  This deposit is refundable if the Admissions Office receives written notice of cancellation at least thirty days prior to your anticipated date of enrollment.
  8. Special Instructions

    Marital Status
    As an educational institution with a broad representation of denominations among our student body, we are aware that marital status, including positions on divorce and remarriage, vary widely among churches and Christian organizations. Applicants are encouraged to dialogue early with their church and spouse relative to these matters, as they may relate to future ministry placement.Applicants with Disabilities
    We want to be prepared to meet your needs when you come to Trinity. After you receive your letter of admission, please send us a statement describing your disability and what special attention or arrangements you may need at Trinity. For more information, contact the Student Services Office at 954-382-6413.

 

If you need further information or have any questions concerning any part of the application process, please call the admissions office at 877.477.4848 or email us at [email protected].