How to Apply, Be Prepared!

Application deadlines: We accept applications on a rolling admissions basis and place priority consideration for applications received by February 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester. Additionally, certain degree programs require the completion of specific undergraduate coursework and/or specific exams that require pre-planning by applicants, as noted below. It is always best to plan ahead!

1) Complete and submit your application – All Trinity applications are FREE and you can apply online! Simply complete the form online, then mail us the rest of your application materials.  Start the Online Application now!

2) Complete and submit your personal statement (included in the online application)– Your personal statement should address why you are seeking your degree of interest along with relevant experience and skills to be successful in a graduate level program.
All applicants
 to our Counseling programs are required to submit an additional statement of 100-200 words with the following prompt: Explain your experience working with individuals with diverse backgrounds, talents and needs.

3) Submit your resume. Your resume should demonstrate relevant and related work or volunteer experience for the degree you are seeking to enroll in. Please note: all applicants to the Educational Administration program are required to provide official documentation of at least two years of K-12 classroom teaching experience.

4) Two professional recommendations – we recommend a professional and academic reference, if possible. Recommendations from friends, family members or colleagues will not be considered. Download our recommendation form.
Letter of Recommendation Form (Accessible Version)

5) Submit all official college transcripts from all institutions you have attended. The completion of a bachelor’s degree is required for all graduate degree programs.

6) Passing exam scores.

MAT applicants only: You must submit an official passing Praxis I, Praxis core or GRE scores. Learn more by clicking here.

MAT in Secondary Education applicants must submit an official passing Praxis I, Praxis core or GRE scores in addition to official passing Praxis II scores in the subject area in which the candidate plans to teach. This program also requires either an undergraduate major or extensive coursework in the subject in which the candidate plans to teach (additional pre-requisite content matter courses may be required).

Mail your application materials to:

Trinity Office of Admissions, 125 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20017

That’s it!  Once we have all of your materials we will consider you for admission to Trinity. If you have any questions, call us at 202-884-9400 or email

International Applicants: Please visit the International Applicant Admissions web page at for more details on how to apply.  Complete the supplemental form for international students and submit the form with the rest of your application if you are not currently a US citizen or permanent resident.

Non-Degree Applicants: Individuals may complete up to 6 credits of coursework without seeking a Trinity degree. If you are interested in applying as a non-degree student, please contact the Office of Admissions at or 202-884-9400 to request a non-degree application.

Readmission: Former Trinity students must request readmission to Trinity if the student was dismissed or if more than one year has elapsed since the graduate student successfully completed a semester at Trinity. In order to apply for readmission, please contact the Office of Admissions at or 202-884-9400 to request a readmission application.

U.S. citizens who have studied at foreign institutions: Applicants who are U.S. citizens who have obtained high school or college/university credit from an institution outside of the United States must submit official transcripts for an evaluation by one of the following accredited agencies:  World Education Services (, Josef Silny ( or Educational Credential Evaluators ( Please ask for a course-by-course evaluation.

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