How do I apply?
Our application is online. Visit our apply page to access the appropriate application link.
I’m accepted, now what?
Schedule Writing Assessment
If applicable, after acceptance to the program, your Admissions Representative will contact you to schedule the writing assessment. This can be completed on campus, Monday-Friday, for no charge. The test takes about one hour.
Receive Unofficial Transfer Credit Assessment
If you have previously taken college classes and have not yet received an unofficial transfer credit assessment, the admissions office will work with our advising team and provide you with the assessment.
Receive Financial Aid Award Letter
After you have been accepted and submitted your FAFSA (Trinity’s code is 001772), you will receive an award letter from the Office of Student Financial Services. Once you receive this, please contact your Admissions Representative if you have any questions or concerns.
Submit Enrollment Deposit
This $50 deposit will hold your spot and allow you to register for courses. This deposit will be credited towards your first semester courses. Once you submit your deposit, your Admissions Representative will:
- Provide you with a course registration form for your initial class or semester. Once you sign the form, you will be registered for those courses.
- Provide you with a small book, which is the first reading assignment for your initial course. You will read the book before the course begins and discuss it the first class session.
- Provide you with a flash drive. This will have the course syllabus on it which should be printed out for the first night of class.
What happens after I have been confirmed?
TIU Username and Email Address
You will receive your TIU username and email address within 5-7 business days after confirmation. Upon receipt, you will need to login to your email as this will be the official means of communication going forward. If you have checked your SPAM folder and have not received your login credentials within the suggested time frame, please contact an IT specialist who can walk with you through the process and resolve any complications. The IT Help Desk can be reached at 847-317-8175.
Meet Your Academic Advisor
You will receive a welcome email from your Academic Advisor. They will provide you with information about parking stickers, student identification cards, and logistics surrounding your first course. Your advisor will also remind you to complete your first class reading assignment!
Begin Your Course: IDS 105 Foundations of Adult Learning
The first night of class, you will be asked to arrive around 5:30. You will be greeted by your Admissions Representative, and introduced to your Academic Advisor and the Director of Adult Student Services. In the classroom, you will share a meal with your classmates while being introduced to the program. This first course provides a solid foundation for the remainder of the program while allowing you to build lasting relationships with fellow REACH students.
Academic Advising Meeting
Your advisor will join you during the third class session and will conduct a student dashboard training. The dashboard is where you will be able to self-register for future courses and view your student account. After this training, you will schedule an individual meeting with your advisor where you will review your transfer credit assessment, discuss your individual goals, and develop a plan to graduation.