Frequently Asked Questions
Have a quick question? Something we can help you with? If you don't find the answer below, contact David Colbert, Director of International Admission and Services at 260.665.4833.
Q: How much does it cost for international students to attend Trine for one year?
A: To attend Trine, a student will need to document the availability totaling the minimum on the International Student Certification of Finances form. Acceptable documents include bank, stock account statements, and the International Student Certification of Finances form.
Q: As an international student, can I receive transfer credit for my previous college-level work?
A: Yes, if Trine offers the same course, you may receive transfer credit.
Q: Do you offer financial aid for international students?
A: Scholarships are available to all degree seeking students with a record of high academic achievements.
Q: What are the application deadlines?
A: You should apply at least 60 days before classes begin so you have sufficient time to obtain a student visa.
Q: When must my tuition be paid?
A: Payment of tuition, fees, and room and board are due at the Business Office on the date indicated on the student's bill.
Q: How do I find a roommate?
A: If you are living on-campus and you do not request a specific roommate, you will be assigned a roommate(s) based upon the information you provide on your housing application.
Q: Who do I ask for help to obtain a visa?
A: When you have completed the steps to apply and paid your enrollment fees, you will be issued an I-20.
Q: How do I travel to Trine University?
A: You can reach Angola, Indiana via air travel by flying to the (FWA) Fort Wayne International Airport (located approximately 1 hour away from Angola). Transportation will be offered from the Fort Wayne International Airport (airport code FWA) only. Notification is required in advanced. Please send arrival information to firstname.lastname@example.org NOTICE: Fort Wayne is not Indianapolis.
Q: Must I have medical insurance? How to I obtain this and what is the cost?
A: All international students will be required to carry Trine University's student insurance unless they are government sponsored and can provide proof of insurance through a sponsor. Click here for more information about the University's health insurance.
Q: What are your academic terms?
A: Trine operates on semesters. A new academic year begins the third week in August. There are two semesters in an academic year.
Q: What documents do I need to apply for admission?
A: After applying online, you should send all secondary school academic records. These
records should include all courses taken, grades received and degrees or certificates
earned. An explanation of your school's coding system used to evaluate your work should
accompany the records. Make sure to add all post secondary. Send all these records
in ENGLISH to: Director of International Services
One University Avenue
Angola, IN 46703
Q: As an international student, can I study English at Trine?
A: Yes, Trine offers an intensive English Language Center designed to help students whose native language is not English.
Q: Can you issue an I-20 to an international student?
A: Yes, an I-20 is issued once an international student has been admitted and paid the one-time international student fee. (To apply for a visa, please send your I-20 documentation and acceptance letter to the U.S. embassy in your country.)
Q: What is the minimum TOEFL requirement for an international applicant?
A: A minimum TOEFL score of 530 is required on the paper test or 71 on the internet based version or an IELTS of 6.0 as an undergraduate student. Graduate students are required to have a 79 iBT or 550 on the paper based TOEFL or a 6.5 on the IELTS. If lower the student will be requested to take English as a Second Language (ESL).
Q: Is on-campus housing available for international students?
A: Yes. Admitted students receive information via email to sign up for housing.