Trinity Evangelical Divinity School


Requirements Checklist

Applying to go back to school doesn’t have to be a burden. Use our handy checklist to complete your application. If you get stuck or have any questions, our Admissions staff would love to help you.


You must be at least 23 years of age (or 21 years of age with a minimum of two years work experience) prior to start of classes before beginning course work. However, exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis.


Applications for admission should be completed online.

Character Recommendations

Christian Ministries applicants are required to provide one character recommendations from a pastor or church leader of the church they currently attend. To request your character recommendation, you will need your pastor/church leader’s email address. You will be prompted to submit these details while completing your online application.

Confirmation Fee

If you are accepted, you must submit a nonrefundable tuition deposit of $50 that must be submitted as acknowledgment of acceptance and your intent to register. The amount will be credited to your first semester tuition.

English Proficiency

Applicants for whom English is not their native language must score at least 500 on the written assessment or 173 on the computer-based Test for English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam. Please contact your Admissions Counselor for more information.

Financial Aid

Although not required for admission, you are strongly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA should be completed as early in the admission process as possible. Apply online at

Trinity’s school code is 001772.


Overall cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (using 4.0 scale) from all previous college/university study.


Official transcripts must be sent to the Admissions Operations Office from all colleges and universities attended, even if noted on another transcript. Student issued transcripts must be received in a sealed envelope. No photocopies will be accepted. If you have not attended a college or university, we need a photocopy of your high school diploma or GED completion.


Unofficial transcripts are accepted and evaluated pending receipt of the official transcript.


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].

Writing Placement

In an effort to ensure the success of all students, a computerized writing evaluation will be administered by the REACH admissions staff for students who meet any one of the following criteria:

  • has 15 or fewer college credits (technical credits are not considered in meeting this criteria)
  • has been out of school for five years or more
  • has a cumulative GPA of less than 2.5 from his or her previous college work
  • has not completed English Composition 1 and 2, or the relevant equivalents
  • has completed English Composition 1 and 2, or the relevant equivalents, but received a grade of ‘C’ or lower in one or both classes

Based on the results of the evaluation, a student may be required to take an additional course (PCS 108 Critical Reading and Writing for College).