Trine University ready to assist Saint Joseph’s transfer students

Trine University stands ready to assist students of Saint Joseph’s College impacted by the suspension of activities at that school’s Rensselaer campus.

In a letter to Dr. Robert A. Pastoor, Saint Joseph’s president, Trine President Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., said he was saddened to hear of the college’s decision to suspend activities for the 2017-2018 school year.

“We regularly welcome transfer students, believing their diverse experiences in the classroom enhance the academic experience for all students at Trine,” said Brooks. “Be assured that any Saint Joseph’s students considering Trine will receive personalized care from an admission counselor who will make the transfer process as seamless as possible.”

Like any student, Saint Joseph’s students can apply to Trine University free of charge. The university also offers generous scholarship options to transfer students, with academic tuition scholarships available up to $16,000 and the competitive Transfer Chair Scholarship offering $18,000. Other scholarships available to transfer students include Honors Scholarships of $2,500 annually as well as activity, legacy and Franks School of Education awards offering from $500 to $3,000.

Trine University, similar to Saint Joseph’s College, is a private, co-educational college offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees in an environment that offers individual attention to each student. More than 99 percent of Trine’s Class of 2016 was employed or in graduate school within six months of commencement.

Trine is financially stable and continues to grow in its enrollment, academic programs and facilities. The university set a record with 4,998 students enrolled in fall 2016. The university has invested more than $155 million in campus enhancements since the year 2000 and looks forward to the opening of the Thunder Ice Arena, home to Trine’s new hockey teams, this fall and the MTI Center in 2018.

For more information on Trine University and a stress-free transfer and financial aid process, Saint Joseph’s College students can contact Karen Reinoehl, director of transfer admission, at or (260) 665-4136, or visit