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Transferring to Trine University

Welcome 

Trine University welcomes transfer students. Transfer students from junior colleges, community colleges, and other accredited institutions of higher learning share their diverse experiences in the classroom and enhance the academic experience for all students at Trine.

How does Trine define a transfer student? A transfer student is anyone who has taken any classes for college credit beginning the fall semester following his or her high school graduation.

Ready to take the next step? Our application is free and online.

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Special note - if you are an adult looking to transfer to one of our eight education centers in Indiana and Michigan, please visit our adult studies program for more information. How does Trine define an adult student? You are an adult student if you are starting or returning to college after an absence of several years, or you are a veteran, married, responsible for children or dependents, etc.

Main Campus transfer application information

We will need the following items for admission consideration:

Application
The Trine University transfer applicationOpens in new window is free and there’s no essay!

Send Transcripts
Request your high school and any college or university you have attended to send a copy of your official transcript to:

Office of Admission
Trine University
1 University Ave
Angola, IN 46703

Additional information about transferring credits can be found in the below Transferring Credits section.

ACT/SAT
If it has been three years or less since you graduated from high school, we will need your ACT and SAT scores.

High school students need to take the American College Test (ACT) and/or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and request that scores be sent to Trine University. Our code numbers are 1250 for the ACT and 1811 for the SAT. NOTE: the writing section of the ACT and SAT are optional.

Admission requirements for transfer students

  • Admission into all majors in the Allen School of Engineering & Technology, the Franks School of Education and/or a major in Forensic Science requires a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. In addition, students must have successfully completed the equivalent of Trine's English Composition I (Calculus I, and Chemistry I for the School of Engineering and /or a major in Forensic Science) with a "C" or higher.
  • Admission into all other majors in the Jannen School of Arts & Sciences and the Ketner School of Business require a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 with 18 credit hours completed. The student must have successfully completed at least one college level math course and English Composition I with a "C" or higher.

Transferring Credits

  • Credits earned from a regionally accredited institution and completed with a grade of "C" or better may be transferred. All accepted credits may not count toward the specific degree requirements of the chosen major.
  • Only credits attempted and earned at Trine are used to determine the GPA.
  • Credit acceptance is determined by the Chair of the appropriate department. A credit evaluation will be completed and sent to the student after all appropriate documents and official transcripts have been received.
  • Trine uses the A = 4.0 grading system.
  • To be eligible for a baccalaureate degree, a student must earn a minimum of 30 credits at Trine. The last 30 credits of a four-year degree program must be taken at Trine unless a waiver is granted by the academic dean upon the recommendation of the department chair.
  • To be eligible for an associate degree, a student must earn a minimum of 16 credits at Trine. The last 16 credits of a two-year degree program must be taken at Trine unless a waiver is granted by the academic dean upon the recommendation of the department chair. 

Learn more about our articulation agreements and transfer relationships.


For more information

Karen Reinoehl, Director of Transfer Admission
260.665.4136 | reinoehlk@trine.edu