Looking to try something different? At Trinity, your education is personal, practical, and biblical. Our curriculum is personalized around your passions, allowing you to choose courses that are the most interesting and relevant to you. Whatever path you choose as a transfer student, you’ll have the support and resources at your fingertips to succeed in the classroom and beyond. We can’t wait to see what inspiring possibilities await you.

We make transferring your credits easy!

We accept more transfer credits! We approve up to 82 transfer credits with a 2.0 GPA or higher, so you can get a jump start on your degree. Our counselors and advisors personally work with you to make sure your credits transfer into your preferred degree program. We also accept all associate degrees, so you can prepare for your chosen career right away. Our distinctive curriculum allows for unique customization including options to specialize in specific areas within your major or add on a minor!

We’re a tight-knit, Christian community

You’ll feel welcomed from the moment you step on campus! We’re a caring, Christian community that attracts people from all over the world who share in one mission. As a transfer, you have the opportunity to jump right into our vibrant student life groups so you can find the fit that’s right for you. Trinity offers small class sizes, which means you get to know your classmates inside and outside the classroom. We’re also commuter-friendly! Should you decide to commute to Trinity, we have a commuter lounge dedicated to you where you can kick back and relax, and there’s free parking that’s close to class!

“After attending a State University focused on STEM, I desired to find a college that cared about its students beyond just its core disciplines. I found Trinity to be a place that encouraged academic, social, and spiritual growth.” – Matt Van Deusen Business 2018

Career preparation and opportunities that are second to none

Ready to land your dream job? We’re located on the North Shore of Chicago in a thriving business sector. We prepare our graduates to pursue God’s calling with practical, hands-on learning, and intentional career preparation and coaching. All of our students complete an internship before graduating, and we have strong relationships with many of the area’s leading businesses. Our graduates have a 94% career placement rate. With over 50 Fortune 1,000 companies in the Chicagoland area, the sky’s the limit for your future!

We work with you to personalize your scholarship

We understand everyone’s financial situation is unique, and we want to work with you to get the most aid possible. We offer stackable scholarships including a transfer scholarship of up to $12,000, loan options, and financial aid opportunities. Have questions about what scholarships you qualify for? An advisor will personally go over all your credits, walk you through our scholarships options, and get you the financial aid you need.

Incoming transfer students (12 or more college credits completed after high school and at the time of applying) will receive the following Academic Scholarships (4.0 scale).
3.0+ $12,000
2.5–2.99 $11,000
2.0–2.49 $10,000

We can’t wait to hear from you! Contact Admissions at 847-317-7000 or email [email protected] to begin the process.


Trinity considers any student with 12 or more hours of previous college credit to be a transfer student. This excludes AP and/or CLEP credit. Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions by transfer students.

To be admitted, a transfer student needs to submit an online application and have achieved a 2.0 or better cumulative GPA from your previous institutions

Once you have submitted your online application and all of your transcripts, you should hear back from us about admission within one week.

Email: If your previous school(s) have the option of sending transcripts by email, please have them sent to [email protected]

Mail: Trinity International University, Admission Operations 2065 Half Day Rd. Deerfield, IL 60015

For an initial review of your application, Trinity will accept unofficial copies of your transcripts. Upon enrollment, however, official copies of all transcripts are required. A student’s financial aid is also contingent on Trinity receiving official transcripts.


Wondering what credits will transfer to Trinity? We’ve developed Transfer Guides for many community colleges in the Chicagoland area, and for AP and CLEP test equivalencies.

These guides will give you a good idea of what will transfer in, however we are not responsible for alterations of course numbers, titles, or content at the community colleges listed, and upon review of these changes, we reserve the right to alter our transfer equivalencies.

Current Trinity students should consult their academic advisors and the University Records Office prior to registering for courses they intend to use for general education requirements.

AP Equivalencies Kishwaukee Equivalencies (Malta, IL)
CLEP Equivalency Guide McHenry County College Equivalencies (Crystal Lake, IL)
Black Hawk College Equivalencies
(Galva, IL)
Moraine Valley Community College Equivalencies (Palos Hills, IL)
College of DuPage Equivalencies (Glen Ellyn, IL) Morton College Equivalencies (Cicero, IL)
College of Lake County Equivalencies
(Grayslake, IL)
Oakton Community College Equivalencies
(Des Plaines, IL)
City Colleges of Chicago (Chicago, IL) Prairie State College Equivalencies
(Chicago Heights, IL)
Elgin Community College Equivalencies (Elgin, IL) Rock Valley College Equivalencies
(Rockford, IL)
Harper College Equivalencies (Palatine, IL) Triton College Equivalencies
(River Grove, IL)
Illinois Central College Equivalencies
(East Peoria, IL)
Waubonsee Community College Equivalencies
(Sugar Grove, IL)
Joliet Junior College Equivalencies
(Joliet, IL)