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Admissions and Registration Requirements

Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies

The following tasks must be completed prior to the start of the program.

1.  Attend Information Session

Please come to an Information Session at THEARC to learn about Trinity’s associate degree program.

You may register for an upcoming Information Session.

2. Apply for Admission

Complete the online Admissions application form. It’s easy and there’s no fee!

3. Submit Previous Education Verification

You must submit one of the following:

  • An official high school transcript, or
  • An official GED Transcript, or
  • Official academic transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended

Please note: If you have attended another institution, you must submit an official college transcript.  Please contact your previous institution and have the official transcript sent to the address above as soon as possible.

4. Complete the Skills Assessment

Once you have been accepted into the program, you will need to register online to take the Skills Assessement.  The Skills Assessment is used to determine your course placement for English and Math. The Skills Assessement must be completed onsite, either at THEARC or at Trinity’s Main Campus.

If you have questions, comments or concerns about the assessment, please contact the

Office of Academic (and testing) Services or call 202-884-9360.

Please note: all first time college students must take the Skills Assessment.

5. Register for Classes

After you have completed the Placement Exam, you may select your courses for the upcoming semester.

The program director/advisor will assist you with course selection.  Please email or call to set an appointment: Beverly S. Lucas, 202-884-9302

6. Make Payment Arrangements

The tuition for the AA degree is $190 per credit hour. Most courses are 3 credit hours, or $570. Please also estimate about $150-175 per course for the cost of books.

You have several options to finance your education: grants/student loans, a payment plan, or employer tuition reimbursement.  Please contact Enrollment Services/Financial Aid for more information.

If you need assistance completing the FAFSA, you may complete it at THEARC or at Main Campus during specific times.

If you have questions about financing your education, please contact the Office of Financial Services at 202-884-9530 or email the office.

7.  Attend New Student Orientation (Undergraduate)

New Student Orientation (Undergraduate) will be held on Trinity’s Main Campus – 125 Michigan Avenue, NE. Washington, DC.


Trinity at THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20020
Contact us by phone at 202/884-9400 or by email:



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