New Student Orientation

Welcome to Trinity Graduate School! We are so glad you have chosen to pursue your studies at Trinity. We want to make sure you have all the resources you need to be successful in graduate school, and New Student Orientation is an important part of your preparation. Each graduate program has its own orientation that is particularly tailored to the needs of that program. Your Program Director will contact you regarding the specifics of your orientation. Blessings as you begin this new chapter in your life!


After you’ve received your acceptance letter, please submit your Notice of Intention online. Distance Education and Extension Site students do not need to complete the online Notice of Intention. Here is the Notice of Intention for U.S. Citizens and International Students:

U.S. Citizens

International Students


Before class registration opens, you will be granted your network username and password for myTIU. This will provide access to important information and resources such as syllabi, course schedules, academic advising, and semester billing. These credentials will also grant you access to your Trinity Gmail account and more.

myTIU – This is Trinity’s online campus portal. It houses resources and information you’ll need as a current student. You can find it at

TIU email – TIU uses Gmail for all official university online communications. If you do not receive your TIU network account, contact the Information Technology Helpdesk.

After you have submitted your Notice of Intention (see above) and deposit to Graduate Admissions, Trinity Information Technology will send your login credentials shortly before course registration opens. Those dates are as follows: Fall semester – June 1, Spring semester – December 1, Summer semester – April 1.

Registration for courses is done through the Dashboard portal on  myTIU.


You can find an explanation of program requirements and courses in the current Academic Catalog (TEDS Catalog • TGS Catalog). We recommend logging into myTIU > Academic Resources >Advisement where you’ll find advising resources including the Academics Handbook. If you have questions, contact your program office or a Peer Advisor at [email protected].

TEDS Academic Office: +1-847-317-8085
TGS Academic Office: +1-847-317-7187

Choosing courses for the semester happens on myTIU as well. Head to myTIU > Academic Resources > Course Schedules and Syllabi and find out what is being offered this semester in your program.

Tip: Looking at a course syllabus will be helpful in purchasing your books and materials ahead of time.

What about additional program requirements?
In addition to classes, there are other program requirements such as Field Education, Internships, and Practica. Information about Field Ed is located in myTIU>Academic Resources>Supervised Ministries.

If you have any questions, contact the Supervised Ministries office at [email protected], or call +1-847-317-8030.


Register Early – We strongly encourage you to register early. However, during Orientation there will be time for further help if needed. MyTIU is your gateway for information regarding billing information, grades, schedules, degree audits, and much more. Please refer to the academic calendar for all add/drop deadlines.

When can I register? New and re-admit students who have paid their reservation deposit with Admissions can register for classes.
Students are encouraged to register online prior to orientation.

How do I register? Login to myTIU and choose “Plan and Register” at the top of the screen.
If you have questions, contact Records at [email protected] or at +1-847-317-8050.

In order to drop a modular course with a full refund and without record on your transcript it must be dropped by the first day of the course.


You will need to complete your online registration for a bill to generate. Once you are registered you view an estimate of the semester charges at MyTIU the Student Finances tab.

F-1 students are required to provide proof of current health insurance by entering their current policy information.

All payments or arrangements are due on or before the first day of the semester.

Find out more


A complete listing of available campus services can be found on myTIU, but here are a few highlights:

  • Academics Deans’ Office:  Get information about and register for placement exams, file an Academic Appeal, or make an appointment to see the Academic Dean.
  • Campus Safety: Recover keys locked in a car, recover things left in locked rooms, etc.
  • Information Technology: computer and Internet support, obtain your network account information, etc.
  • Facility Services: On-campus housing, keys, maintenance requests.
  • University Records: Registration, Academic forms, Transcripts, etc.
  • Financial Aid: finding scholarships, grants, loans, etc.
  • Bursar’s Office: Billing information, pay semester charges, student IDs, and parking passes.
  • Graduate Student Life: Have flyers approved, Academic Withdrawal, course extension and change in final exam forms, disability/academic accommodations, international student concerns, residence life, housing, and much more.


Illinois law requires all new students born after January 1, 1957, and enrolled for more than five (5) credit hours to document immunity to measles, rubella, mumps, and tetanus/diphtheria prior to enrollment. These immunizations should be submitted to Med Proctor two weeks before the semester starts at


Please call Student Life at +1-847-317-7073 or email at [email protected]


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