TEDS APPLICATION GUIDELINES 


Here are general guidelines for applying to TEDS for all degree programs.

1. APPLY ONLINE. The online application includes your required recommendation requests, as well as the application essays and required upload of your current resume or CV. APPLY NOW>

2. REQUEST OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS from all colleges and universities attended since high school.  If enrolled at the time of application, please request transcripts of work finished to date and final transcripts upon completion of your degree.

Please send official transcripts to:

Trinity International University
Attn: Admissions Operations
2065 Half Day Road
Deerfield, IL 60015

We also accept electronic transcripts from secure, certified transcript delivery services. If your college or university uses such a service, please direct transcripts to [email protected].

3. COMPLETE the Incoming Student Scholarship Application

DEADLINES
Fall: August 1
Spring: December 1
Summer: May 1

FOR DOCTOR OF MINISTRY APPLICANTS

In addition to completing your online application, you will need to provide recommendations from the following four people (to be submitted electronically through the online application): (1) Ministry supervisor; (2) Ministry colleague; (3) Lay leader; and (4) Chairman of church board, professor, denominational official OR professional acquaintance.

Additionally, if your GPA is below 3.0, please submit official scores from the Miller Analogies Test (MAT).


FOR DOCTORAL DEGREES

In addition to completing the online application, you will need to provide recommendations from the following four people (to be submitted electronically through the online application): (1) Ministry supervisor; (2) Professor from recent graduate studies; (3) Professional colleague; and (4) Lay person from your church.

Please also submit an electronic sample of published writing or a recent academic research paper to demonstrate potential for original research at the doctoral level. Please email writing samples to [email protected] in PDF format.

Also submit official scores from the Miller Analogies Test (preferred) or the Graduate Record Exam. Please use the institutional code for Trinity International University when submitting scores.

    • MAT: 2068
    • GRE: R1797

Please submit an Incoming Student Scholarship Application with the following deadlines.

DEADLINES
Fall: January 15
Spring: September 15

AFTER YOU APPLY

You will be contacted by one of our admissions counselors. Your admissions counselor will be your best resource for questions about your program, financial aid, and more. Upon completion of the admissions process, your file will be reviewed and an admissions decision made. Official notification of the decision will be sent by mail.

APPLYING AS A VISITING (NON DEGREE) STUDENT

Visiting students are those who wish to take master’s-level courses for credit on a part-time basis (9 credit hours or fewer) or who wish to take classes for no credit (audit). Students desiring to enroll full-time or in a program (Certificate, Master of Arts, Master of Divinity, ThM, DMin, or PhD) must complete the full application for admission to TEDS. Here are the visiting student categories: visiting student (audit only), visiting master’s student (credit), and visiting doctoral student (credit). APPLY NOW>